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 Iâ€™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 Lifeâ€™s Big Questions. This book unlike any other book Iâ€™ve read before. Itâ€™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?