Non-fiction isn’t something I read often. Should I be ashamed? Because I’m not. The few that I have read, I have enjoyed. Probably non-fiction books that I don’t enjoy don’t even get finished, thereby they don’t make my “Read” list. 🙂
“The Girls from Ames…” inspired me to invite a group of women to commit to getting together monthly in order to nurture relationships, so that’s kind of a big deal. I met Ann Bancroft and she signed my “No Horizon is So Far” book, so that’s kind of a big deal, too. I refer to “My Homemade Life” often, and in fact, it is with my cookbooks rather than on my bookshelf. It is full of recipes that are fun to dream about (and do-able if a person were inclined to cook). And “Reading Lolita” is a wonderful glimpse into the lives of women in Iran.
Any #5 on my list of 40 Things was SAY “NO” MORE. This was something that I was consciously doing before I made my list, but also something I needed to keep in the forefront of my mind. There was a time when I said YES to everything and had many volunteer commitments and work commitments. I was busy and getting a lot done but the joy was taken out of it so I needed to evaluate what was important to me and pare down the things that were sucking the life out of me.
Again, no great shakes, but the list made it a conscious choice.