Friday, May 10, 2013

Time To Dust Off The Kindle

I don't know about you, but as a working mom, usually picking up a book to read is the last thing I think I have time to do. As a child, though academically intelligent, I wasn't one of those that loved to hole myself up in my room for hours and read novels. I rarely did. I was more active and extroverted. Don't get me wrong, there have been books that piqued my interest so much that I zoomed through them in a matter of a few days, but other than that, not much of a reader.

But I'd really like to make an effort to read more. Maybe I could replace my fitness magazines and read a book when on the treadmill or elliptical...maybe I could try to go to bed a half hour or so earlier and try to get in some light reading. I know there are ways I could make time for it, and from what I hear, it can actually be a nice, relaxing experience if I allow my mind to turn off everything else.

All that being said, I have been interested in a few books that are new-ish to the market and I think it's time to dust off that old Kindle - that I haven't touched since putting 50 Shades of Grey down in book 2, chapter 5 last summer. {Yeah, need to finish that series.}

Anyway - here are my picks:

1. The Honest Life by Jessica Alba


I embarked on a journey to greener living a couple of years back. I have fallen in and out, but have definitely made some changes that stuck. I started cloth diapering my then-5-month-old, Breckin, and also now make my own household cleaners using such ingredients as vinegar, pure rubbing alcohol, baking soda, lemon juice and castile soap. I'd really love to be 100% organic in our eating too, but that does prove difficult, however I try to stay away from the most processed things as possible. I can't wait to start reading this book and see the tips that Jessica has - she is so inspiring how passionate she is about it.

2 {and 3}. The Happiness Project and Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin

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I have heard so many great things about The Happiness Project - not sure why I haven't read it yet. She also just recently came out with the sequel - Happier At Home and I think that one will be great for mothers. Mother's Day present, anyone?

4. Young House Love by John & Sherry Petersik

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I, like many of you, have been reading their blog for years. They are the cutest couple and they have some of the best ideas I've ever seen for DIY-ing. I love doing DIY projects so I need to get a hold of this book for some great tips and ideas.

5. Unbearable Lightness by Portia De Rossi

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Maybe it's due to my own past struggles with body dismorphia and eating disorders, but these types of memoirs really get to me and really interest me. I'm surprised I haven't yet picked this one up.

6. Seriously...I'm Kidding by Ellen Degeneres

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Well, may as well end the list with a funny one from the wife of the author of the serious book in slot number 5. I love Ellen - she's hilarious. I love a book that can make me laugh out loud. I also say "Seriously, I'm kidding" all the time.

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1 comment:

Lala H said...

I can relate to the business and ebooks are the best. Thanks for sharing

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