I’m totally guilty of lack of blogging. I’ve been taking some time to relax and enjoy the summer. But, I’m back because I miss writing, posting and connecting with all of you. Many of the upcoming posts are going to be shorter and not so project focused due to the fact that we are basically living amongst 60 boxes, 15 plastic bins, empty bookshelves and bare walls… the joys of moving. Hey, the way I look at it, in about 4 weeks my mind is going to be exploding with thoughts and ideas for our new space, so there will be lots of projects to come. Oh Al, don’t hide your excitement, you know you can’t wait either.
On to summer things. I love to read but I’ve really scaled back the amount I have read in the past few years, really for no good reason. There are so many books on my “to read” list though, so I decided to start chipping away at it this summer. The thing is, so many good books continue to come out! I thought I’d share what I’m reading, what I’ve read and what I’m going to read this summer. And we all know how much I love the earth so I try to get my books at the library and when I can’t I’ll buy them used. You can save lots of cash money by using the library or buying used.
If you couldn’t already pick up the fact that I have about 1 trillion different interests you’re about to find out. Not one of the books I’m reading is similar to another!
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle– By: Barbara Kingsolver
A fabulous book about a family who chooses to only eat food that they’ve grown themselves or that they are able to get locally from their community. Definitely makes you think about where your food comes from, how it gets to you and if you really need strawberries in the dead of winter.
29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life – By: Cami Walker
Amazing, amazing, amazing. I felt like this book changed my life by the third page. It’s written by a woman who suffers from severe Multiple Sclerosis … a cause very close to my heart. She decides to give away a gift everyday and see how she feels after wards. During the 29 days she slowly begins to see positive changes in her MS.
Socialnomics – By: Erik Qualman
An unbelievable outlook on how social media is changing the world in so many different ways. He really dissects social media and explains how to use it properly to benefit from it. It’s amazing, reading this, how social media has really changed the world in everything from the way we do business, to connect with family and friends, to fund-raise for events and find jobs. I’m about 30 pages from finishing it and can’t wait to see how it wraps up.
The Hand That First Held Mine – By: Maggie O’Farrell
This is next on my list, I’ll probably start it this weekend. You can read an overview about it right on Amazon. I’ll be sure to report back on how it was once I finish it.
So, that’s my list thus far. Are you reading anything intriguing? Have you read any of these? Do share. I’d love to hear other suggestions for great books out there.