Ok, I think I'm done reading Atul Gawande. I've now read three of his four books. All three were excellent. Of course, Being Mortal is a sad read but an important one. I followed it up with Do Less. I've read several books about minimalism but this one was quite different in that she talks about minimalism in four areas: home, work, money, life. I picked up a few things that were different than anything I've read in other minimalism books.
I'm currently reading Bettyville which is really fun as it's set here in Missouri. I feel like I'm on track to meet my goal of fifty books. As I worked to get caught up these past few weeks, I found something that has helped me read more pages in a day. This is big! Huge! This is my number one secret tip for reading more books in a year. ;) Are ya ready for it?
duh-duh-duh..... <----that's a drum roll
Carry the book around with you throughout the day.
ha. I know. Duh, right? It made a big difference for me. I usually read at night so I left my book beside my bed. When I was trying to get caught up, I carried the book downstairs with me in the morning. Then I'd read a little with my meals. I'd read a few pages while a layer of paint dries. Anytime I'd normally pick up my phone and do something mindless, I picked up my book instead. I guess it's just another example of the effectiveness of making things stupidly simple.
Also today, I wanted to point you toward my shop. I updated it with about 12 new pieces. I'll have another update in a week or two when the rest of my frames arrive. Remember all paintings are one-of-a-kind and no prints will be made. Once it is gone, it's gone for good. :)