Me, my shelf, + I // Anthony
Introduce Yourself // I'm Anthony and I'm the finance analyst for LBYR.
Favorite Book of All Time // To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. It's a great story that teaches people empathy and that we're all the same no matter where you come from or who you are. I first read it in high school and didn't like it, but I reread it a couple months ago. I couldn't put it down.
Book You’ve Been Meaning to Read for a While // Meditations by Marcus Servilius. I haven't read it yet because it's dense, and you have to be in the right mindset to read it. Sometimes when I go home from work, I just want to not think and chill out.
Book(s) You Think Everyone Should Read // Across that Bridge by John Lewis. It teaches that you can make a difference, no matter how big or small. The smallest people can do the biggest things. It only takes a small group of people like that to come together and make the world a better place.
Most Worn-Out (but Well-Loved) Book // The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. I've probably read that over 20 times and was one of the only books I reread a lot as a kid.
Unexpected Book that You Love // One of Us by Craig DiLouie. I thought all sci-fi books were about crazy technology and spaceships, but I was surprised. It's kind of like To Kill A Mockingbird, but with half-human, half-animal hybrid characters. One person's half-human, half-dog, some people have 8 arms—they got casted out from society just trying to be recognized as normal. Very relatable.
Non-Book Bookish Item // A paper Minion I made from one of the Despicable Me books at my desk to keep my roots to LBYR.
Favorite Book Cover // Anthony Bordain's Appetites: A Cookbook. I have it face out on my bookshelf at home. It looks cool and different from other cookbooks. The artist Ralph Steadman did the book cover and it looks like street art.