Is it a natural instinct that make us hoard for books at fall ? I like the idea that we book-lovers are like squirrels who stockpile nuts before winter. Although to be completely honest, I suspect it’s not related to the season at all.
Anyway, Litlove has shown us amazing piles of books, and I feel less guilty about the piles in my own home. After forgoing a trip to the seaside, we were in a mood to splurge, so that everyone of us got a few things from their wishlist. Egoistically I’m not going to comment on Mr.’s or Baby Smithereens’ choices (being mostly DVDs).
For a month or so I’m in the mood for “feel-good” self-help books:
- I started with Katrina Kenison’s Mitten Strings for God, with mixed results (a review due very soon!)
- I continued with a lot more success with Hand Wash Cold by Karen Maezen Miller.
- And this weekend, I couldn’t resist to The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. The subtitle is: Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun.
Isn’t that a great program? Can you recommend any feel-good book that you loved?
In addition, I chose a Chinese book: a short story collection by Li Yiyun, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers. It’s been much too long since I’ve read a Chinese contemporary book.
Happy stock-piling everyone!