Caught Reading on the CTA #66, March 2016

I must confess: I have a love/hate relationship with CTA's #66 bus. It's uncomfortably crowded at times and not always waiting for me on the corner the second I get there. However, if you live in Nobel Square, Ukrainian Village, East Village, Humboldt Park or any of the other neighborhoods this bus cuts through, you know it's the best bus to hop on to get to three different train lines (Red, Brown, Blue) or to the Gold Coast, Navy Pier or downtown as quickly as possible. I've always enjoyed hearing the different languages spoken (Spanish, Polish, Ukrainian) as this bus travels down Chicago Avenue. You get a sense of Chicago's diversity riding this bus, and as I glanced at what you were reading this past week, that diversity showed in the variety of selections—for those not looking at their phones!

On Monday, you were reading Dave Ramsey's Complete Guide to Money. I'm a big fan of financial literacy and learning ways to be smarter with money, so I marked this one on my own to-read list! Thank you, fellow commuter.

On Tuesday, you were reading about increasing productivity in Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets Of Being Productive In Life And Business. Charles Duhigg, the author of the very popular The Power of Habit, helps us work on managing how we think, not what we think.

On Wednesday, you demonstrated your interest in home brewing. Interested in brewing your own beer? Check out the ultimate beer companion, Brewed Awakening.

On Thursday, I found you reading some fiction, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. Mr. Fry is now retired with rather routine and predictable days, but that all changes when he gets a letter from a woman he hasn't spoken to in about 20 years. Strong reviews for this one and lauded storytelling talent from author Rachel Joyce.

Finally, on Friday, you leapt back in time with a historical fiction selection set in 1941. We Are Not Ourselves focuses on Eileen Leary, her life and her desire to better it—who can't relate to that? This is another one I'm adding to my ever growing list!

Thank you for all the book recommendations and happy, safe commuting. See you soon!

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