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Happy Links: Writing, Reading & Gratitude

{Every week, I publish a series of inspiring links. Enjoy!}

Last week, I finished revamping my writing class. I can’t wait for it to begin! I hope you’ll join us in May.

This week I’m reading “The Power of Starting Something Stupid.” I’m halfway through the book and it’s delightful. For more fun reads, check out my 2013 reading list.

The Ordinary Courage book fair.

I can’t wait to read “Bread and Wine.” Watch the book trailer here.

Stationary love: Joy Inspiration | Twin2Kim

My amazing sister in-law, Tina Smith, won the International Writers of the Future Golden Pen Award! You can buy the anthology, with Tina’s winning story, here.

A magical life is built on gratitude.

What are you reading this week? Share your book recommendations in the comments section.

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  • Stacy McCoy-Rose April 19, 2013, 8:23 am

    Just bought “The Power of Starting Something Stupid” on Amazon : very much looking forward to reading it
    Thank You for your reading list; your guidance is so helpful

    • Tammy Strobel April 19, 2013, 8:39 am

      Stacy – Cool! I hope you enjoy the book. 🙂 Thanks for reading the blog.

    • becky April 19, 2013, 9:05 pm

      hi tammy! based on one of your former recommendations, I just finished reading Still Points North by Leigh Newman. it was excellent. I loved it. thank you for sharing your thoughts on the books you read with us. I’ve picked up a few others you recommended and I’ve enjoyed all of them very much.

  • Dan Garner April 19, 2013, 9:39 am

    The Brain at Work, by David Rock, is fascinating and crucial to understanding human behavior.

    Dan @ Zen Presence

  • Viola April 19, 2013, 12:38 pm

    I just started re-reading “The wind-up bird chronicle” of Haruki Murakami. He’s my favorite writer and I love reading his books more than once, I always discover new layers and details I missed the first time around…

  • Katie April 19, 2013, 4:57 pm

    Bet your so excited about starting your new writing class Tammy, wish I could take it again, it was life-changingly inspirational! 🙂

    I’m FINALLY reading Bird by Bird and absolutely loving it – I’ve written all over it and circled the sections that I love the most, and re-reading bits all the time, it’s brilliant.

    Great suggestions for reading from everyone, I’m absolutely in love with words at the moment.

    Katie. XXX

  • Karen April 20, 2013, 6:29 am

    Great post, Tammy!
    Thank you so much for featuring my bike note cards! They look in perfect company next to the coffee filled mug!

    ~Karen 🙂

  • Judy April 24, 2013, 8:27 pm

    Several years ago I read Life Is a Verb by Patti Digh. It is a life changing book prompted by the death of her step-father from lung cancer just 37 days after being diagnosed. She says, “It was shocking, that time frame, and it prompted me to ask every morning, ‘What would I be doing today if I only had 37 days to live?’ What I learned is every day is day one. And that we never know when day 37 will come …” It was such a wonderful book, so inspiring to live life fully every day, I sent a copy to my sister and she sent a copy to a friend who had lost a loved one. Today, I just found Patti’s 2011 book, Creativity Is a Verb. She says it’s a book about “nurturing your creative spirit.” It’s about “turning every day into a joy and color and sound expedition.” It is a book about “waking up to the beauty around you – the beauty of seeing more and living more deeply.” She says, “We long to say something with our lives – what is it? How can we know if we don’t open up the window and hear the birds sing?” I can hardly wait to read it.

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