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5 Books That Changed My Life

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I love the idea of self-improvement.

Which means I am drawn like crazy to books around the topic – whether they be about career, business, life, health or even organizing – I’m into it. Like in a big way. I was thinking of the books that changed my life and why they made such a difference to me. Here are my top picks: (more…)

Book Club: Big Magic Discussion Questions

Big Magic Elizabeth Gilbert Book Club Questions

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I have a little Book Club I run with some friends in Marina del Rey and I’ve just put together my Big Magic Discussion Questions so everyone can join along! Big Magic – Creative Living Beyond Fear is the latest book by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love.

The book is set-up like a bunch of helpful essays providing insight and advice on living a creative life. I found Big Magic exceptionally helpful because it gives me permission, it dumbs things down and presents things from a different angle which make a whole whack of sense.

Because the book was made up of essays, it was a stop and go read. I would pick it up, forget about it and could pick it right back up again. If you’re thinking of reading Big Magic for your own book club, check out Big Magic Discussion Questions below: (more…)

How-To Make Money Selling Your Books Online

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One of the major things I did after reading Marie Kondo’s book was start paring down my book collection. I have collected so many random things over the years at different stages of my life that there really is no point holding on to all of it. I even shared a few tips on how I sold all my furniture online.

So I started googling how I could ‘make money selling your books online’. My best experience was using an aggregator called BookScouter which lets you compare the prices of what you could get for your book on various sites. I ended up going with CKY Books which I found through BookScouter because I wanted to just ship to one company and their buyback prices were fair and comparable to the others. (more…)

Book Club: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

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Welcome to September Book Club!

This month we are sharing discussion questions for The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. I’ve posted a few book club questions below that you can use for your own group, or if you’d like to discuss it with us in the comments!

Overall, I enjoyed this book and found a few helpful tips. I’m already a bit of a minimalist already and there were a couple things that I do already do. What I liked is how Marie Kondo gives you permission to get rid of things – it’s ok. If an item doesn’t spark joy, get rid of it! Only surround yourself with things you love – I mean who can’t get on-board with that? So let’s discuss!

 

Here are my The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up discussion questions below:

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Book Club: The Girl on the Train Discussion Questions

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Book Club is coming up again next month and I’ve put together The Girl on the Train Discussion Questions so everyone can join along. I read the book in one all-nighter in just FOUR hours. It was griping and suspenseful that I couldn’t go to bed until I knew who did it! I started at 10:30 PM reading in bed and stayed up until 2:30 AM finishing the book. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins is the perfect book for a long-haul flight – time will fly. What an impressive debut novel for her as well!

 

***SPOILER ALERT***

 

If you haven’t finished reading the book, I advise you to NOT to read The Girl on the Train Discussion Questions below. If you have read the book – please feel free to add your thoughts in the comments section of this post.

For our Paper & Glass Book Club Members, we’ll have our big discussion next month – but please feel free to leave any initial thoughts and save the juicy stuff for our meeting. So let’s discuss!

 

1) How did you feel about reading the book from different points-of-view? Did you find there was a difference in voice for each of the characters? Was it difficult to keep switching into the head of each narrator? (more…)

March Book Club Announcement!

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Did you miss our very FIRST book club meeting last month?

You can catch up and join our discussion on Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project over on my recap post here. I am thrilled to announce our book club selection for the month of March – The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown – also a #1 New York Times Bestseller.

I will once again be co-hosting with Troy Williams of Simply Troy and Jessica Becker of From Rain to Sunshine. Start reading the book NOW and have it finished before our next meeting on:

 

Wednesday April 8th

7 PM PST / 10 PM EST

Our discussion will run 60-90 minutes in length.

 

We have 10 spots available via our Google hangout! You can join us virtually from the comfort of your own home from anywhere around the world. To save yourself a spot, email me, so I can add you to my book club circle and then invite you on the day-of to our video hangout.

If you can’t make the chat, I’ll be putting up a post where we can have an online discussion in the comments section. You can order the book online via Amazon here.

Happy reading!