Friday, April 26, 2019

Book #15 Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Yes, this book was great!  I really needed a not too serious book.  This one was definitely a mysterious, thinking book in a weird way.  She always does such a great job of revealing pieces of the story, and then at the end showing the big picture.

It is amazing how you can also learn so much from something that is fiction.  Putting yourself in the characters position, trying to understand their stories.

What I especially appreciated was that each character was dealing with a different part of life, yet they all came together.  They connected, they heard each other's stories!

We need to listen more.  We need to be more aware of each other.  We need to stop being so self-focused.

Recommend this book!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Book #14.... "the life changing magic of tidying up" by marie kondo

One of the best books so far!  I can't wait to start going through stuff and getting rid of it!  I can't wait to get everything organized!  What a glorious things to read and ponder.  She has such a great take on life.  Love her!

I wrote down so many good quotes, but here are just a few of my favorite....

"To truly cherish the things that are important to you, you must first discard those that have outlived their purpose."  page 61

"The moment you first encounter a particular book is the right time to read it."  page 95

"No matter how wonderful things used to be, we cannot live in the past.  The joy and excitement we feel here and now are more important."  page 114

It is not our memories but the person we have become because of those past experiences that we should treasure."  page 118

"The space in which we live should be for the person we are becoming now, not for the person we were in the past."  page 118

There are so many things that she taught me in these pages.  So thankful for her as a person and what she is doing to rid the world of "stuff."