Well, my name is Roseanna Sunley (although you probably guessed that), and I am an online entrepreneur.
I run several websites and create my income through advertising, affiliate marketing, publishing, and other general online stuff.
TIP: For a list of the very best books I have read, check out my 10/10 Books category.
Selfishly, I started this blog to encourage and motivate myself to read more books!
When Warren Buffett was asked what his key to success was, he pointed to a bookshelf and said:
“Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.”
When Elon Musk was asked how he learned to build rockets, he said:
“I read books.”
And they’re not the only ones out there. Bill Gates reads round one book every week, totaling over 50 books per year, Mark Cuban often reads for more than three hours every day, and billionaire Charlie Munger was quoted as saying:
“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none. Zero. You’d be amazed at how much Warren reads — and how much I read. My children laugh at me. They think I’m a book with a couple of legs sticking out.”
Both rich people and poor people read frequently. However, the critical difference is that less financially successful people only read for entertainment. On the other side of the coin, rich people read for self-improvement.
Did you know…
11% of wealthy people read for entertainment, compared to 79% of poor people
85% of rich people read two or more educational, career-related, or self-improvement books per month, compared to 15% of more impoverished people
94% of rich people read news publications, including newspapers and blogs, compared to 11% of poor people
The books rich people read are mainly made up of non-fiction books, such as biographies, self-help, history, science, career-related books, and general educational books.
So, for me to continually produce reviews, I need to read books continuously. And they are helping me with my own personal development and improving my skills as an entrepreneur.
When I started this blog, I often accepted free books from authors in return for producing reviews and sharing their books with my audience.
(Books that I have received free of charge have a disclaimer at the top of the post.)
Although all of my book reviews are 100% my own honest opinion, as of the start of 2020, I no longer accept free promotional books.
The reason for that is that I want to be in control of my reading and learning journey, reading only the books that I need to read to progress in my businesses and personal development.
So, as of 2020, you can rest assured in the knowledge that all of my reviews are of books that I have purchased myself and read of my own accord.
Although my book reviews are selfishly being created to encourage myself to read more. I hope that they will have a rub-off effect and inspire you to read more too.
With a bit of Googling, you’ll find tons more facts that cement this correlation between reading and success; and not just financial success either.
I’d love to know your thoughts and experiences on that. Also, please let me have your suggestions for any books that you would recommend me to read and review in the future.