Having been so enthusiastic about my book for March, I am actually quite surprised at myself that I am only halfway through. A week away skiing, going to bed before 9pm each night and sleeping for nine hours doesn’t make for much reading time. I am still loving 10% Happier though.
Reading about Dan Harris’ journey from a sceptic to a meditation fan is particular resonant for me at the moment since I am exploring ways that I can minimise stress (or, more accurately, my reaction to it) and find ways to carve out a little peaceful time each week.
The Year in Books – April’s read
Since I have not yet finished it though, I am going to give myself an easier read for April (also as the days have flown past and it is already 10 April. How? Just how?). I have chosen Dinner: A Love Story by Jenny Rosenstrach for this month’s read for The Year in Books.
I read a hilarious excerpt from the book about trying to encourage their younger daughter to eat when she did not want to. And it struck a chord with me immediately, because it mirrored exactly the dinner time issues we’re having with E at the moment (he will only eat sausages). I knew I needed to read this book.
And if that was not enough, this is one of the reviews for it:
“Dinner: A Love Story gives me hope that one day my family will also assemble around an actual table and eat an actual meal that was actually cooked by me;
a meal not solely comprised of animal shaped cheese crackers dipped in peanut butter. Although those are good too.”
SAMANTHA BEE, correspondent, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
What’s not to like about a book like that? I am hopeful for three in a row – three great reads in a row for The Year in Books would be a feat for me.
Linking up with Laura at Circle of Pine Trees