Wednesday, July 15, 2015

What I've Been Reading :: July 2015

Things are getting back to normal: my body (slowly, slowly...), my hair (shedding like a dog), my sleep (Champ wakes up just at 3, sometimes not until 4), and even my ability to fit some reading into my day.  Here's what I've been up to...


Better Than Before :: Rubin

I loved The Happiness Project, but this one was even better!  Without being prescriptive, Rubin discusses psychology, studies, and anecdotes about habits in a way that starts the wheels turning about the reader's own life.  Had to return it to the library, but I'll be checking it out again!

Why We Get Fat :: Taubes

This one was mentioned in Better Than Before, and I was intrigued by the premise.  It flips the current "avoid fat" notion in nutrition science on its head.  Not a new idea to me, but it's fleshed out with science and anecdotes that gave me a clearer picture (and a greater excuse to grab the butter!).

Didn't Get to Finish:

American Wasteland :: Bloom

I have been convicted from time to time of just how much stuff we throw away.  Reading this book (again, had to return before I was finished) opened my eyes to the sheer amount of waste that goes on at all points on the consumer chain...and when I check it out again, I'm looking forward to the section about what I can do differently to address the issue.
Free to Learn :: Gray

What do kids need to learn?  Free play.  Outside play.  To not have tests all the time.  Lines up well (though not perfectly) with what I think about education.  Excited to check it back out and finish it.


The Fringe Hours :: Turner

I love the premise here: how to get more of what you want and love to do into your life and days...but I just couldn't get into it.

On My Nightstand: In My Suitcase:


I'm linking up with Modern Mrs. Darcy for Quick Lit.  What have you been reading?
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