I had two books on my reading list for January. I actually ended up changing the organization book to another that I got Free for my Kindle. It was actually the one I wanted to read and was homing the first would be similar. Unfortunately its wasn’t and I struggle through every page that I did read. Thankfully the book I really wanted to read was offered free for Kindle on Amazon.com!
" target="_blank">Skinny B*tch
I wanted to read this book because I wanted to know how our bodies react to the different foods and additives we ingest. It was not with the intent of becoming a vegan (which this book promotes) or even vegetarian that I decided to read this book. I had heard that it did a good job of giving the facts in an easy to understand format, which is true. However there is a lot of language and some semi lewd content. The intent was to get the reader’s attention. I felt a little offended, but was able to get past it. It was indeed very informative about each food group and how it helps or hinders your body. They also did a great job of giving you a brief breakdown of labeling and the best way to shop.
I wouldn’t recommend this to just anyone. You really have to look past the language and be very interested in what you are eating and how to eat more responsibly.
Considering I picked it up at a garage sale for $1 I would say that it was money well spent.
" target="_blank">Organizing for a Fresh Start
This is the book I was disappointed in and struggled to push forward in. It’s not that it had bad information, more that I am not in a place in my life where I need that kind of information. This book is about organizing during and after a big life change. It is organizing on a large scale. I was more looking for ways to simplify through organization and decluttering. I have two little kids and a third on the way. I need small steps that make big impact.
Also I did really gel with the author’s writing style. You could tell that she was very new age and I had a hard time connecting with her.
If you are going through the loss of a loved one, job change, divorce, empty nesting, or anything else of the sort and are feeling lost, this may be the book for you.
" target="_blank">Organized Simplicity
This is the book I really wanted to read that wasn’t available at the time I made my list. And boy I wasn’t disappointed! With the move to Kansas in the near future having this information in mind as a pack and set up house again is invaluable. I love the fact that it was written by a mom trying figure out how to live in a small space. She does such a great job of creating a game plan working from room to room with check list for cleaning, decluttering and organizing.
I would recommend this book to any mom who is trying to find things easier, be able to spend less time cleaning and more time living and enjoying family.
I also am half way through the first of three books in" target="_blank"> The Complete Tightwad Gazette.
" target="_blank">Skinny B*tch (Don’t judge, I didn’t make up the title. I’ve already started this and it has great straight forward nutritional information. I can’t say that I appreciate some of the language or the way they address the reader, but I do like the way they clearly explain things. Plus I think I only paid $1 at a garage sale for it. And Yes, I did change the “I” so that it wouldn’t be the whole word. That isn’t actually the way it reads on the book.)
Books I’m going to read over the entire year
These are books that are more how-to’s or not chapter books.
" target="_blank">The Complete Tightwad Gazette
What’s on your reading list this month?