Loose Focus for Monday Morning

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view from our Cinnamon Bay campsite

I read four books on my unplugged vacation and have kept up the reading habit since our return. We are still in the process of moving but it feels like the home stretch is upon us. The daffodils and spring bulbs that came up in December are resuming their growth. I anticipate a spring spent in the park taking pictures of plants for this blog.

Goals for this week: sign a lease on a new apartment.

Books Read:

  • The Shepherd’s Life by James Rebanks  Devoted to his traditional farming community in Yorkshire, Rebanks sneaked away to go to Oxford during the recession and runs a very popular sheep heavy twitter feed.
  • New Girl Law: Drafting a future for Cambodia by Anne Elizabeth Moore A feminist punk who went to Cambodia to teach young women how to make zines after her publishing collective imploded.
  • Inside the Grass Hut by Ben Connelly A zen monk in Minnesota who loves an ancient poem and leads poetry and hiking meditation workshops in Montana.
  • Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin An obsessive writer and mom on the Upper West Side who wants to do everything perfectly and is gradually figuring out that that looks different for every person on the surface but underneath we have pretty simple needs and drivers.

All nonfiction with strong settings and unique narrators with unusual approaches to improving/living their lives.

Have a great week!

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Author: Emily

Writer/ Librarian

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