Monday, February 14, 2011

No-Obligation Book Club - Gretchen Rubin's "The Happiness Project"

So I bought a book. Although I love reading, this is actually a huge milestone for me because I generally only read books once, and I hate clutter, so I only ever read books from the library. Or in bits and pieces at Barnes and Noble. But I recently got a Nook, which has opened some new reading horizons for me. I saw this book online at my local library and just finished reading it, and it was so good I decided I needed to buy the "real" version immediately. Here's a good quote that tells what it's about: "Rubin is a bestselling author who decided to take on the subject of what makes humans happy, resulting in a personal memoir about her own experiences and experiments in improving her mindset, as well as scientific research, philosophical theories, and practical advice on the topic of improving your sense of happiness and"

It's so good, and my head is just spinning with blog posts to write about each chapter. If anyone out there wants to buy or check out the book (it's only $8 on Amazon right now for the pre-order paperback version) and discuss, I'd love some company. Otherwise I'll just share all the cool stuff I got out of it.

For a resolution-junkie like myself, it's absolutely addicting. But she shares a ton of great information about happiness, and has some EXCELLENT advice on marriage and parenting. And if you're not married or don't have kids, she also focuses on having more energy, your career, finances, spirituality, expanding your horizons, and lots of other great stuff. So if anyone's looking for a good read, I'd highly suggest it. As soon as my copy comes in the mail, I'm going to start putting up a post about each chapter and I'd love to hear your thoughts!

PS: I totally stole the title of "No Obligation Book Club" from Real Simple magazine because I like it and it makes me laugh!

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