There was a time when I would read one book from cover to cover and I would read one book at a time. My book reading habits are now much more
disorganized organic; right now I’m flipping through, reading and enjoying all the of the following books:
The Art of Non Conformity
Chris Guillebeau is on a mission to inspire people to live unconventional lives. Mark and I are both reading his book and have been motivated to turn our unconventional lives up a notch. I really like Chris’ writing style, reading this book feels like what I imagine it would be like to have a conversation with the author. Another thing I really like about Chris: he’s on an Unconventional Book Tour visiting every State and Province in North America. His first stop in Canada was St. John’s, Newfoundland – one of my most favourite places. The last city on his tour is Vancouver – Mark and I will be there.
Oh! Oh! Oh! Is pretty much what I think/say whenever I turn a page in this book. It’s filled with profiles of Interesting women running interesting businesses right here in Vancouver.
I now have three of Lark Books’ 500 books. I have 500 Pitchers, 500 Teapots and now 500 Cups. I love looking through these books. Sometimes I sit down with one and start from the beginning and flip through to the end. Sometimes I just pull one off the shelf and open it to a random page.
While we were in Ontario my Mom, Mark and I spent an afternoon at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir complex – it’s a Hindu Temple just on the outskirts of Toronto.
We were awestruck by the beauty of the buildings, both inside and out. The Mandir includes a museum about India where we all learned so much about the history and culture of India as well as Hinduism. So much of what I read in that museum struck a chord with me, and lit a spark. The three of us left the museum wanting to learn more so we headed over to the book store and bought copies of Perspectives. It’s a collection of essays on life. When the person helping us in the shop described the book to us, again something stirred within. I feel like that one afternoon opened up something inside me I didn’t even know was there…
Have you heard about SoulPancake? The sub title of this book is Chew On Life’s Big Questions. This book unlike any other book I’ve read before. It’s funny, sensitive, inspiring, spiritual and it really is making me think about what it means to be human.
…and now my PostSecret book collection is complete. You know about PostSecret, right?