I read a lot. I would guess that I average about 40 books a year. It’s not uncommon that I spend a few hours on a “me day” and finish a book in one sitting. It just recharges me like nothing else can. I love getting lost in worlds that aren’t our own and experiencing things that I otherwise never would.
I love sharing that feeling. That’s what this Books in Review blog series is about. Sharing that feeling.
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Quick Synopsis: Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon in the unlikeliest of places: a city bus. “The days are long, but the years are short,” she realized. “Time is passing, and I’m not focusing enough on the things that really matter.” In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project. In this lively and compelling account, Rubin chronicles her adventures during the twelve months she spent test-driving the wisdom of the ages, current scientific research, and lessons from popular culture about how to be happier. Among other things, she found that novelty and challenge are powerful sources of happiness; that money can help buy happiness, when spent wisely; that outer order contributes to inner calm; and that the very smallest of changes can make the biggest difference.
My Thoughts: I am mixed about this book. I am glad I read it, because it encouraged me to start my own Happiness Project and I learned a lot from the book, but at times it was a bit slow. It was kind of like reading her journal and, at times, it was quite boring. Though, still worth the read!
My Rating: 3/5 Stars