Hi, my name is Timo.
Ever since I was able to read I loved getting lost in books. As a child I was constantly reading.
However during high school I almost entirely stopped reading in my free time. I was only reading the books we were reading at school. That changed during autumn holiday in 2015.
There was this book on our living room table by the famous german mountaineer Reinhold Messner. It looked interesting, so I decided to read it. Reading that book immediately sparked my joy for books again. Since then I always have a book around.
At first I was just reading whatever I thought was interesting. From novels to some non-fiction books about current topics. My main reason for reading was pleasure.
That changed after a while, when I learned about books from the “Personal Development” category. I read some books like Elon Musk´s biography and similar books, but what I consider my first step into this segment was Robert Kiyosaki´s “Rich Dad Poor Dad”. That book and my love for books in general sparked my excitement to read more again. I also started reading books that help me become a better version of myself.
I got obsessed with the thought of becoming a better person by doing something I enjoy – reading. There is so much to learn from the endless amount of books available nowadays. The good thing is, that you can choose whatever you want to learn about and just pick up a book about that specific topic. I love the concept of one person putting all their knowledge and experience into a book, that I can pick up and learn from their failures and life-lessons.
One thing that made me feel even better about reading these kind of books where statements from people like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Steve Jobs or other outstanding individuals. They all share the same opinion, which is that there is a special power in reading books!
In this blog I want to let you be a part of my journey. Hopefully I can help you as well by sharing the books I´m reading and my thoughts on them!
To all the great books,