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    This month I’m reading “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo. I started reading as part of my foray into minimalism and am finding it to be extremely practical and actionable so far. I’m enjoying the parts about re-defining my relationship with the things I own especially. I find the concept of surrounding yourself with only the things that bring you joy extremely smart. I’m excited to try it out next week when I start de-cluttering my living space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simpleisbest View Post
    This month I’m reading “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo. I started reading as part of my foray into minimalism and am finding it to be extremely practical and actionable so far. I’m enjoying the parts about re-defining my relationship with the things I own especially. I find the concept of surrounding yourself with only the things that bring you joy extremely smart. I’m excited to try it out next week when I start de-cluttering my living space.
    It is a good book. I haven't completely Kondo'ed my stuff, but I did do books, and managed to release back to the Universe 200+ of them.

    I also smile when I open my drawer in the morning and all my shirts are standing up like file folders waiting to be picked from. I've slightly modified her folding approach, but mine works essentially the same way.
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    I haven't been feeling well and have been working my way through Ann Cleeves' "Vera" series. Vera is a great character!
    Good light reading.

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    Still Waters, the sequel to Blackbird which I just finished.

    The Nazi Officer's Wife can't remember if I started or read this one before but I will soon find out - does anyone else have this problem? Eventually if I get Alzheimer's I will only need one good book.

    A book on Yiddish and one on local historical sights since I love going places in the fall.

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    Downloaded Bob Woodward's Fear onto my Kindle app today. Haven't had a chance to start it yet. Anyone else?
    "Do not accumulate for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and thieves break in and steal. But accumulate for yourselves treasure in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, your heart is also." Jesus

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    Quote Originally Posted by beckyliz View Post
    Downloaded Bob Woodward's Fear onto my Kindle app today. Haven't had a chance to start it yet. Anyone else?
    I'm in queue at the library for the e-book. I'll be interested to see how it differs from Fire and Fury and Unhinged (which I'm still waiting for).

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    Yppej: I read The Nazi Officer's Wife. It was quite good as I recall.
    When I worked at a medical center, we once had a head-injured patient who was a pretty funny character. He said he saved money on books because he had memory issues and could just keep enjoying the same book over and over again.

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    Although I didn't finish the last Roxane Gay I started I will give Not That Bad a go, along with:

    Longbourne, the servants' view of the characters in Pride and Prejudice, since I liked Wide Sargasso Sea's take on Jane Eyre

    The Book of My Lives by Sarajevan Aleksandar Hemon

    A cookbook on leafy greens

    Whereas: Poems

    Hunting Charles Manson

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    Quote Originally Posted by beckyliz View Post
    Downloaded Bob Woodward's Fear onto my Kindle app today. Haven't had a chance to start it yet. Anyone else?
    Wow--that was fast! I'm three days into Fear. The missile defense sections would be hilarious if I lived in Guatemala or something.

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    Itty Bitty Lies.....total no-brainer fiction. sometimes it's just gotta be a light read!

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