The Perseid meteor shower happened recently so my friends and I planned a quick turn around to Joshua Tree, CA to go see it.
I can’t believe July came and went like it was nothing. Now that August is here, it’s time to join in the fun with Raisa’s and Eirene’s link-up: “My Favorite Things”. This post also ended up much longer than I anticipated ^^; So here are a few of my favorites, in no particular order 😀
Aziz Ansari’s Modern Romance
Aziz Ansari is one of my favorite comedians. And if you’ve seen some of his stand-up, the subject of the book is a familiar one: modern romance. Now this isn’t your typical humor book. Modern Romance is more so a sociological study with an extra side of wit. This book brings a little insight into what the dating struggles are like these days. Aziz Ansari partnered up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg to design and conduct a study on modern romance with the constant change in technology and the ever growing presence of social media. It’s a large topic to cover in 300 pages but I think they did pretty well with what they narrowed their research down to.
Since I tend to multitask, I opted for the six hour audiobook while I worked one day. Being able to hear Ansari’s delivery with the jokes in the book was great but I did miss out on some informative graphs and pictures. I’ll have to read the book one of these days to see them.