Last month I amazed myself with the sheer number of books I had read. This month I haven’t read nearly as many. I’ve returned books to the library without finishing them, I’ve flipped through magazines (which still counts as reading if it’s food and the Royals, right?) and I haven’t been as intentional about closing my screens early and winding down with a book.
But I did read a few books and I did enjoy them.
This book is very similar to Paris, My Sweet but the author settles in the French countryside and relationships form the theme of the book. It’s great for dosing idealism with the reality of French village living but also good for making little life changes without moving to France. I’d recommend Paris, My Sweet over this one.
Since reading his backstory in Why We Write last month, I’ve really enjoyed reading some of David Baldacci’s books. Some I’ve not finished, this one I did. Suspenseful, well-written story. Not a light-before-bed read but perfect for beach reading. Some language and such, so be forewarned.
I’ve been reading this book over the past six months so to finally finish it was kind of a big deal. It’s an excellent book, many practical applications and many points to ponder and process. I realized areas I could change, areas that I’m doing well in and will be realizing that all my life long.
The follow-up book to his first, In Praise of Slow, Slow Fix is the practical side of living Slow. With many examples from around the world of cities, high schools, prisons, coffee farmers, idea banks this book is shows the story of what happens when you slow down and fix things at the root issue. It explores how and why this works better then a bandaid solution. It doesn’t give a set formula for fixing everything but gives food for thought with enough real-life examples to make a slow fix worth considering.
What have you read lately? What are your favourite beach or bedtime reads?
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