Maria Popova, avid reader, writer hunter-gatherer, and curious mind-at-large joins James today on The James Altucher Show. James tells her he reads only one blog religiously and it's Maria's blog Brain Pickings. org. It started as an e-mail to a few friends with a couple of links to things that interested her. They forwarded those on to friends and before she knew it, she was writing a blog. It's a fantastic conversation, and I know once you hear it, you'll be forwarding it on to your best friends. If you've never read Maria's blog, you must. You'll be amazed by her journey.