Day 3316 – Book Lovers Day

Ahhhh, a holiday made just for me and my fellow book lovers! To celebrate, I wanted to share some of my book photos from the last almost 2 years!

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Day 3208 – World Book Night – With Some Of My Top Book Recommendations

Y’all know I love to read. I HAVE to read. I will get legitimately down if I don’t read. I have made time for reading in my life. Since today is World Book Night, I wanted to share some of my top recommended books.

All of these links are Amazon Affiliate links. That means if you purchase the book or something else on Amazon after you click on the link, I will get a small percentage. If you’ve been here a while, you know I only ever share links to products, books, etc. that I have personally read, used, and believe in.

Books on Marriage

When Sinners Say “I Do”gave us some amazing advice and really helped prepare us for the journey ahead. The biggest thing that stood out to me is admitting to your spouse “I’m a big fat sinner.” Nearly nine years later and we still say this to each other, especially after a big argument. It basically means realizing that you are not a perfect person, you never will be and come into the marriage totally messed up.

Books on Life

Keep Moving: And Other Tips and Truths about Aging by Dick Van Dyke was a really fun book. It is read by the author, and in my opinion, the only way to experience this book. I laughed, I cried, and I appreciated my life so much more. He shares great stories about life, marriage, family, and his show business career. He sets a great example of how to live – no matter how old you are. This is a great listen for a road trip!

Books on Work

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World completely changed my life. It helped me to cut the hold of social media on my life. It helped me realize areas I needed to change and have more focus. This is a bit of a heavy read, but worth every minute.

Unmistakable by Srinivas Rao. I stumbled on this book while browsing in the library. It talks about how if we can be Unmistakable, we won’t have to worry about being the best, who can compete with us? It was a great reminder that who I am is unique, and worth being. As soon as I started reading it, I knew it would make an impact, and it did.

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less totally changed my life. Even though we were already pretty simplified and minimalists, this book helped me to dig even deeper into simplicity. It helps me to say no to things that need to be said no to.

Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day was a great reminder that work isn’t just about your 9-5 but “any value we create that requires us to spend our time, focus and energy is work, humans, it seems are wired to find satisfaction by adding value through toil.”

Getting There: A Book of Mentors What I loved about this book was the varied fields and methods of work shared. It felt like I sat down with each of these successful people and learned some of their secret tips.

Children’s books

Brontorina by James Howe – A brontosaurus doing ballet is reason enough to read a book, and part of the reason I grabbed this one. But what I found was a story that encouraged chasing your dream, encouraging others to chase their dream, and not putting anyone in a box.

Bad Day at Riverbend by Chris Van Allsburg – As a kid, I loved Two Bad Ants, also written by Chris. I sought out his other books and found this one. It was such a different story line than any other kid’s book I’d read before. This was a really fun read.

Mother Bruce by Ryan Higgins – I love the books that turn what you expect an animal to do and be into something completely different. I especially loved that Bruce ate organic. I am now a super big fan of this series and read each new book when it comes out.

Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin – This was so delightfully fun. I laughed very very hard reading this one. I mean, how can you not enjoy a book about dragons who love tacos?

Great, Now We’ve Got Barbarians! by Jason Carter Eaton – I picked up this book for the title alone. What I found was a very comical result of a messy room. This is a great book if your kids are having trouble cleaning up.

Blue Sky White Stars by Sarvinder Naberhaus – I am very patriotic about my US of A. This book was such a great reflection of this great country and I loved all of the elements that came together. There were a few books in my stack of children’s recommends that moved me to tears, this was one of them.

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty – When I first picked up this book, I read the title as Reverse Engineer. Since I’m all about systems, it sounded perfect. Upon reading, I realized my mistake, but I found something better. This book was a great reminder about creating things, failure, and the drive to continue on. This is great for little inventors.

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Day 2951 – Happy Book Lovers Day!!

I am a big book lover. Since I’m still a little out of it today, y’all are going to get a bunch of pictures of my love of books! 😀

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Day 2817 – I Like Big Books And I Cannot Lie

I’m currently reading The Passage by Justin Cronin. Goodreads says it’s 766 pages. I couldn’t find the regular print at my library, but they had the large print edition….total page count? 1,181 pages. Oh mama! It does make me feel like I’m reading faster than normal. 😀

I am just loving the weather in Maryland! I’ve lived on the porch the last two afternoons.

What are you reading on your porch today?

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Day 2684 – My Next Book Is About Cross Country Travel And I Need Your Help!

I’m very happy to report that I have finally made some major progress on my book! It has become more of a devotional than anything else. My manuscript with with an editor/reviewer as we speak! The next step is finding a cover designer (any recommendations, pass them my way!) and then all the copyrighting/ISBN etc business and you’ll be able to buy my book on Amazon! It’s so weird to be this close! Eeeep!

If you haven’t picked up yet, I’m big into dreaming and doing the next thing even while working on another. So! I already have my next book in the queue! I will be writing on cross country road trips! I’ve obviously got a ton of material to work with and a bunch of experience. Bonus – I LOVE to talk about it! Every few weeks, I’ll get a message from someone asking for tips. I end up putting in a good 30-45 minutes giving them advice….and it never feels that long. I’m really pumped to write this book!

Here’s how you can help me! Tell me your questions about planning a cross country trip. I want all your questions. Crazy questions, serious questions, questions you don’t know if you should ask or not.

Hopefully, it will inspire more people to go to places like this…

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