Last night it was damp, cold and rainy. It was the perfect evening to snuggle up in my loft and read a good book! I absolutely love to read because it opens my mind to new ideas. Plus, it’s an inexpensive form of entertainment.
Yesterday, while Logan and I were having lunch at Nature’s Kitchen I told him I wanted to write a post about the most inspiring books I read this year. And this morning Oprah gave me the push I needed. She was being interviewed on NPR about the re-launch of her book club.
In the interview, Oprah described how she loved discussing books with others. She noted:
“If you’re reading a book and you tell two friends, it’s better if 10 friends are reading it. And if you can get 10,000, even better.”
Oprah explained that the reading experience was more fun when it was shared. In that spirit, I want to share the most inspiring books I read during 2012. I hope you’ll pick up a copy at your library, local bookstore or amazon.com.
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What books inspired you this year? Leave a comment and share your recommendations.
In other news . . .
In addition, I’ve lowered the price of “Smalltopia” and “Go Small, Think Big.” Also, Courtney convinced me to release “Simply Car-free” again. I’m working on an expanded version of the essay collection. If all goes well, it will be available in 2013.
And last but not least . . .
I’m super excited about my upcoming photography course, Everyday Magic! It starts on January 7th. Join us in the new year!
Drawing by Kristin Noelle