Saturday, July 25, 2015


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This week try to find some time to read.  I try to disconnect from technology and TV for at least 30 minutes before bed.  I find this relaxing.  I choose to still read real books.  I find that the light from my I Pad keeps me awake.  There is research behind this.

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My ordinary person/real tip this week is Read What You Want!  It is Ok to read fluff.  This includes magazines like People.  I have found two great apps for magazines that include FREE reading material.



I still read books, too.  Here is what I am currently reading.

Better Than Before - from the author of The Happiness Project.

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - since I'm going to Savannah soon.

At the Water's Edge - from the author of Water for Elephants.

I wrote about some of my favorite books here.

Here's another tip for you avid readers.  I like to keep track of what I want to read in Goodreads.
Then, to save money, I reserve books from my local library.

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  1. Thank you for those recommendations, I love reading during summer time!

  2. This motivates me as a novelist to continue to write books! Thank you! It means a lot.

    1. Thank you for being an author. What are some of your books, or some of your favorite books?

  3. Welcome to our lifestyle linkup this week and thank you so much for joining us! It's fun to get to know other bloggers and your lifestyle blog is a perfect fit.
    I so agree about the reading before bed. It's definitely more relaxing than screen time. I hate to admit that I haven't had as much time to finish some books as I would like this summer. I've definitely been reading a number of blogs, working on my own and have been know to devour a quick read of a people magazine while at the dr. office. My current favorite books seem to be set in Paris or Italy (our travel destination for next summer). Thanks for joining us!
    Happy weekend!
    xx, Heather

  4. You have inspired me to get back to reading! Do you have any recommendations for books on philosophy? Happy to connect and look forward to hearing from you! xx

  5. I'm glad you got some inspiration. I don't read philosophy, per se, but do read books with a spiritual theme.
    Some I like are:
    Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom by John O’Donohue, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, and When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chödrön