Can I just tell you that I'm completely head over heels for the Anne of Green Gables series? I mean, really, isn't everyone? I remember loving them as a child and I'd quote Anne or L.M. Montgomery sometimes ("I'm so glad I live in a world with Octobers," right? RIGHT) but I'm just as charmed reading them now. The characters, the pace of life, the focus on the beauty in nature, the relationships and how they so slowly become richer and richer. If you're looking for something easy but totally worth it, read or re-read these books. Plus, you can get the whole series for Kindle for just $0.99!
And that brings me to Notes from A Blue Bike written by Tsh Oxenreider of The Art of Simple. I love Tsh's blog and I'm excited to read this book about "living intentionally in a chaotic world." I'm telling you about this for a few reasons. I feel so compelled to slow down and figure out how to be really intentional in my day to day life. In a lot of ways, I already do this. I cook and eat much more intentionally. I parent more intentionally. I spend time meditating and try to slow down. It's a lot of work and it's really hard right now - especially living in a productivity driven society. Now, I'm only a few pages into this book and so I don't have a ton to say yet. The real reason I'm recommending it is that Tsh has started an online book club for the book on Facebook. Talk about a community of like minded people! Everyone is interested in living more simply and the conversations have been really thought provoking. It's just starting this week (and taking a small section each week) so if you have any interest, you should pop over and join us.
And finally, I'm listening to The Fault in the Stars. For book club. I'm sorry. Have you read this? I'm only a third of the way and even though nothing REALLY sad has happened, I feel like I'm on the verge of crying the whole time. I know there's a lot more to it and I'm both excited/anxious/reluctant to listen further. I feel like I should say a whole lot more about this book but I can't. Maybe you want to pick it up and read it too so we can cry together? Maybe I'll write more about it later, when I finish and I figure out how to talk about books naturally (it always feels weird to me).
I also just read Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl which was amazing. And I recommended The Rosie Project (another $1.99 selection for Kindle!) which was our last book club book, to a friend and she liked it. What are you reading these days? Anything happy?
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