I have 3 treasures for you this week - I enjoyed each one!
The Movement of Stars by Amy Brill
Oh my goodness! The layers in this book! I started this book thinking it was a history about a woman who studied the stars. And it is. I learned a LOT about astronomy. But the story evolves into an historical (and perhaps current?) treatise on..... women's studies, race relations, religion..... all while charting one woman's personal growth. A great book that tantalizes the mind! I would definitely read it again! And am searching for other books by this author..
100 Things by Dave Bruno -
The unusual story of a man who decided to live for a year with only 100 personal items. Sound like a lot? Look at YOUR stuff! The book is chock full of his adventures getting rid of his personal possessions (it took a whole YEAR BEFORE the experiment!) and the lessons he learned along the way.
My biggest take away is the lessons about who I am. I see myself as a DO-er, not as a collector. I am a crafter - a crocheter and quilter, which means I have a LOT of yarn and fabric. This book has given me the words I need to help me with the purchase of new supplies. I mean - I have already gotten to the point of mostly buying on sale. And I mostly buy for specific projects.
But now I have added the thought that I am a QUILTER, not a FABRIC COLLECTOR. And that helps a lot. My brain is FULL of projects... I want to MAKE them - not just dream about and purchase FOR them. So - a new way of thinking will help me grow.
China Dolls by Lisa See
This is a fun read about three Asian women in San Francisco.... during the World War 2 era. Their friendship and adventures set in the entertainment industry are fascinating - yet a timeless recounting of the evolution and growth of relationships. Not a light read - I really enjoyed it!
So - what are YOU reading? Anything good to share?