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Book review – The Art of Frugal Hedonism, by Annie Raser-Rowland & Adam Grubb

When I found out about The Art of Frugal Hedonism, I was intrigued because that sounds contradictory – hedonism, the pursuit of pleasure, is something typically associated with having lots of money to spend on all the greatest pleasures in … Continue reading

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Book review – The Crossroads of Should and Must by Elle Luna

I read The Crossroads of Should and Must back in April, took loads of notes, had many thoughts, and then couldn’t seem to bring myself to write a review because it required doing some hard thinking about my “crossroads” and … Continue reading

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Book review – Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Big Magic has been incredibly inspirational, even “life changing,” to a lot of people, but I’m not sold. Throughout the book, I underlined a lot of good ideas and thoughts that I felt were relevant to me. But, I also … Continue reading

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Book review – Reasons to stay alive by Matt Haig

Everyone should consider reading Reasons to Be Alive, whether you have depression, know someone who has depression, are curious about depression or might, at some point in your life, encounter depression in yourself, in a loved one, in a stranger, … Continue reading

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Book review – Life Reimagined by Barbara Bradley Hagerty

To be completely honest, when I first started listening to Life Reimagined, I was filled with dread and regret: I’m going to die alone, immobile and demented! It’s a hard book to read when you’re in the middle of questioning … Continue reading

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Book review – Solitude by Michael Harris

I really wanted to love this book, but, as interesting as the many topics Harris covered were, I felt that the book veered into crotchety, distracted old folk territory. Solitude: In Pursuit of a Singular Life in a Crowded World … Continue reading

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Book review – Goodbye, Things by Fumio Sasaki

I’ve heard a lot of really good things about this book and it’s positive take on minimalism, so I was really shocked and disappointed by some of the assumptions the Sasaki made. While I believe that his intentions were good … Continue reading

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Book review – Chasing Slow by Erin Loechner

As noted on the author’s website, Chasing Slow is about “slowing down, about stripping the excess, about refusing to amass in a world that shouts for more”. In other words, it’s about simplifying your life and minimizing your possessions. What … Continue reading

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Book review: The Strays by Emily Bitto

“More than thirty years later, the scars still sleep on my wrists.” I seem to really love fiction relating to art and artists and The Strays, by Emily Bitto, was no exception. I loved the story, I loved the language, … Continue reading

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Book review: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Manhattan Beach is about Anna, a young woman who works in the Naval Shipyard factories and who is determined to become a diver, an idea that is laughable to the men in charge  (this is during the WWII era, when … Continue reading

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