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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do and How to Change by Charles Duhigg
Book Review
Everyone and their mother has read this book! And that is what brought me to read this book as well. I don’t follow people who read a lot on Instagram, but I saw it at least five times by friends and acquaitances over a span of a few months and I decided I needed to get on it. 
I didn’t know what to expect from it, besides it being nonfiction (which I love). 
The book is a collection of examples of habits, or how businesses have made us use them as a habit. But at the same time, a lot of the information in here didn’t connect in my head as habits…more like interesting facts. He talks about Cinnabon strategically placing their stores away from the food court in malls so we can get a whiff of the goods and want some. That was a very interesting fact that has kept itself in my head every time I’ve been to the mall! But my main question is…how is that relating to habit? A lot of the writing he did that wasn’t a stretch to “habit” and that was very insightful! About weight and smoking and alcoholism and just should be a requirement for anyone looking to change anything in their lives. 
Average rating ony because I felt like a lot of the info wasn’t necesarily about habits or habit forming, yet still interesting. 
Rating: 3/5

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do and How to Change by Charles Duhigg

Book Review

Everyone and their mother has read this book! And that is what brought me to read this book as well. I don’t follow people who read a lot on Instagram, but I saw it at least five times by friends and acquaitances over a span of a few months and I decided I needed to get on it. 

I didn’t know what to expect from it, besides it being nonfiction (which I love). 

The book is a collection of examples of habits, or how businesses have made us use them as a habit. But at the same time, a lot of the information in here didn’t connect in my head as habits…more like interesting facts. He talks about Cinnabon strategically placing their stores away from the food court in malls so we can get a whiff of the goods and want some. That was a very interesting fact that has kept itself in my head every time I’ve been to the mall! But my main question is…how is that relating to habit? A lot of the writing he did that wasn’t a stretch to “habit” and that was very insightful! About weight and smoking and alcoholism and just should be a requirement for anyone looking to change anything in their lives. 

Average rating ony because I felt like a lot of the info wasn’t necesarily about habits or habit forming, yet still interesting. 

Rating: 3/5

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