As one of my New Year’s goals, I’ve set out to read more. I used to watch YouTube videos for hours before I went to bed, but that’s not the best for you. Instead, I decided to do something more productive with my life and start reading! I’ve been able to fall asleep so much easier, and you know what they say, “the more you read, the better you write.” Well, maybe they don’t say that, but I think it’s true! Since I’ve started to read more, I’ve seen a significant improvement in the quality of my blog posts.
Anyways, I received Aziz Ansari’s book Modern Romance for Christmas this past year, and I fell in love with it! I’ve had my eye on it for a while, but I didn’t want to spend the money, so I put it on my Christmas list. Isn’t that what everyone wants to do when they don’t want to buy something for themselves?
The book covers the idea of dating and marriage from a world full of technology. He covers online dating, dating apps like Tinder, and the texting games that everyone plays. As an 18 year old reading this, it kind of freaked me out. Am I going to get married? Will I ever get married? Will I ever find “the one?” I know I’m young, but seriously, so a bunch of people I know are getting engaged and married!
I love the perspective that Aziz approaches the topic from. He not only gives his personal view and comedy on the topics, but he also includes statistics and quotes from professors and other relationship experts. The book is written just like Aziz speaks. When I was reading the book, my little reading voice changed to his. The fact that you can really hear him in the book makes it that much more enjoyable. Ok, I also didn’t realize that the book had pictures. And let me tell you, the way he captions the pictures just makes the book. This book is such a great read. I cannot express to you how much I recommend it!
It really made me think about my own life and how much I use social media and my behavior when it comes to relationships. He has a section on how we’ve become these people who judge at first sight and don’t get to really know the other person before making up our mind on whether or not we like them. That really hit home with me, and I’ve realized how much of a norm that has become not only in my life, but in a majority of my friends’ lives.
If you’re looking for a fun, easy read, I’d pick this one up! Aziz never disappoints. Have you read this book? What are some of you’re current reads?