26 books in 52 weeks?
Indy Star writer Michael Adams is challenging Hoosiers to read 26 books in 2014.
In his words, “New Year’s resolutions are rarely acted on. I’m guilty of it, and you’re guilty of it. The trick is to have support, which is exactly what #Read26Indy is. But instead of having a few friends hold you accountable for your vows, you have an entire city.” (read more: here)
Seems pretty legit to me!
Starting today, i’ll be joining in on Twitter with the hashtag #Read26Indy.
Wanting a new book suggestion? Use the hashtag #Read26Indy to see what titles currently have Hoosiers hooked!
Happy Reading, friends!
The sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart, and being thoughtful, and being generous. Everything else is crap, I promise you. It’s just crap that people try to sell to you to make you feel like less. So don’t buy it! Be smart, be thoughtful and be generous.
i’m a planner—
have been since i was a tiny little tot.
hence why, to this day, i insist on having a paper planner by my side at all times.
i’ve tried a lot of planners throughout my 28 years,
& right now, Erin Condren has my type-A-planning heart.
Condren’s Life Planners are sturdy, well-organized, small enough i can throw it in my over-sized tote, but big enough that i have space to use pretty pens & personalized stickers.
until 08/23, Erin Condren is offering 10% off their Life Planners with the code: BACKTOSCHOOL.
i don’t currently need a planner for this calendar year, but i went ahead and ordered my 2014 design (!!!),
because that’s what a planner does, plans ahead.
In alchemy, it’s called the Soul of the World. When you want something with all your heart, that’s when you are closest to the Soul of the World. It’s always a positive force
-Paulo Coelho “The Alchemist”
yesterday, i read Coelho’s book.
it had been sitting on my shelf for years.
(you know that whole, “there’s a time & a place for everything”?)
there are a lot of great quotes & passages inside the pages of this book that lifted my spirits right when they needed to be lifted.
this one stuck with me.
the force that pulls us…
that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it?
the will to keep going because your heart won’t let you feel otherwise.
no matter what, it exists.
it overlooks the drudgery that often times weighs us down.
the refusal to fail.
this weekend i read a book.
(high fives all around for that well-utilized graduate degree!!!)
if you read/watched “devil wears prada,” i would advise picking up this crowd pleaser.
you can get caught up on the lives of Ahun-dreeee-uh & Emily, you’re introduced to new heartthrobs, & the ending will leave you satisfied…er, content.
381 pages of goodness. that’s my take on it.
when i returned to my desk yesterday afternoon, i found this weathered book sitting atop a stack of legal pads.
with the handwritten tag, “Brooke” attached, i cracked open the thick cover & discovered a post card inside.
as i read the words, “if you ever decide to have a dinner party, this one’s got you covered, re: keeping everyone as classy as you,” i couldn’t help but smile.
our mutual love for Junot Diaz sparked a friendship several months back & now, he’s left the office to chase his dreams in Hawaii, but not before scheduling a book delivery, of course.
& so, i’ll take this gently used beauty & perch it up on my wooden shelf (right next to The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao) as a reminder not only of his caring spirit, but as a reminder that a gift consisting of genuine kindness & thoughtfulness > a designer dud, every time.