Friday, May 31, 2013

Simple Book Reviews Summery

Do some of these book reviews feel like I'm saying the same thing over and over again? Sometimes it feels like to me too. I like simpleness books, but sometimes it can seem like they are repeating what other people have already written.

So why do I keep reading them? Because I need to be reminded of what I already know. Many times I don't learn something new while reading a simpleness book, but I'm reminded of what's important. I'm reminded to stay on track, don't get discouraged, and just keep doing what's important.

And I have about 10 more simpleness book on my to-read list. So sometime in the future I plan to do another month of reviews. For now I hope you have enjoyed these reviews. God bless and keep you, Rose

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Living With Less

Although this book doesn't have simpleness in the title, it's another great book to get you thinking about how to downsize. With practical stories and advice for how to remove clutter (from your heart and home and schedule) this is one of the best books I have read. 

Mark Tabbs simple and matter-of-fact style makes this an easy and good read. His goal was to help change your thinking, not just changing the outward things. I liked that. It made a much bigger impact and set this book apart. 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

When Life's Not Working: 7 Simple Choices For A Better Tomorrow

This one ended up not being one of my favorites. The title intrigued me, but when I started reading the book I didn't like it as much as I thought I would. 

Maybe this is because it is written from a guys perspective. It seemed like most of the subjects in this book were aimed at men. So if you're a guy who stumbled across my blog, I think this is the book for you. 

However, in saying that this book did get me to thinking that I do need to have some consistency in my life. Something that stays the same. Something that I enjoy. It was a good reminder. 

So while not the best simpleness book I've ever read, it was okay. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A Place Called Simplicity

They sold their house and moved out to a quiet setting to find simplicity. In this simpleness book, Claire relates her simpleness journey. I enjoyed her simple and honest style of writing. 

When you open the book and start reading, it makes you feel calm and renewed. 

She also gives practical advice for steps you can take to a more simple lifestyle.  

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Simply Dinner

Are you looking for something easy to make for dinner?

Simply Dinner is a great little cookbook. Making meals in minutes have never been easier. With great recipes like Texas Meatloaf, Broccoli-Cheese Casserole, Lemon Baked Salmon, Herb Biscuits, and more this is a great cookbook to add to your collection.


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Tell Your Time

So simple isn't in the title of this book, but this book is still great if you want to get some pointers on simplifying your time. 

It's a short nice read that helps you start thinking about what you really want to do with your time. Having goals and focusing on them is the best way to ensure the most important stuff gets done. 

Plus it had some great tips from making goals, planning schedules, and more.   

Monday, May 13, 2013

Keep It Simple For The Busy Woman

This has been my favorite simpleness book that I have read so far. It's like a simpleness devotional. It is roughly divided into 12 months worth of devotionals on living life more simply.  

With specific suggestions, stories, and ways to enjoy life, this book is wonderful. Things like, splurge and take a friend to the theater. Bring some flowers in from outside. Take some time today to do something fun. And so on. 

I know that I came away from this book feeling encouraged and refreshed.  

Friday, May 10, 2013

Home Made Simple Review

I first saw this book in a discount bookstore. I skimmed through it and took note of the title, but didn’t get it.

I wasn’t sure if it was worth the money I would be spending. Was I wrong.

I later went online and got this book from Amazon, It was worth every penny. From home organization to decorating this book was a wonderful resource for living more simply. Each chapter covered a different area of your home. Cleaning, meals, gift ideas, decorating, gardening, and so forth.

I enjoyed it so much. It also got me to thinking about organizing my cleaning schedule. I had been haphazardly cleaning before, but after reading the book I started doing a cleaning day every Monday. It helped me take charge of my chores instead of letting them control me.

This is a perfect book for anyone who is wanting to get some fresh ideas for how to make their home a simple inviting place to be.

Or if you want to read up on some fun ideas right now, head over to the website Home Made Simple.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Book: Simple Living

This was another one that went on my favorites list. The subtitle says it all Thirty Days to Less Stuff And More Life.

These easy to read chapters give you things that you can do each do to move toward a more simple life. Each day covered a different area of life and encouraged you to step up and enjoy what you've been given and eliminate things that you don't need.

I got this book for free on Kindle, But if you have the chance to pick it up for a few dollars it's worth the read.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Simple Book Reviews

By Rose H.

This month I decided to do something different. I’ve been thinking about this awhile and finally got around to writing the posts and posting them.

All during May, I am going to be posting books reviews of simpleness books I’ve read.
Here’s a few books from this month’s line-up.

Home Made Simple

A Place Called Simplicity

The Simple Home

Keep It Simple

Simple Living

Tell Your Time

When Life's Not Working: 7 Simple Choices For A Better Tomorrow