Tuesday, January 6, 2015

2014 Books and One Sentence About Them.

What do you do when a woman claiming to be Anne Frank is living in your attic? 
I remember nothing about this book, but I like Bryan Lee O'Malley.

This was charming and I will never make chair the same way again.

Sexy, funny feminist.

Makes me wish there was more fiction like this.

I remember nothing about this book, but I love Shelia Heti.

 “a regular novel that people actually read.”

Sexier, graphic version of the Fermata.

More people need to know Jordan Crane.

The most difficult name for Murakami's most accessible work.

I failed the second grade because I am just now reading this.

This isn't out yet, but googling it led me to "better than sex mascara."

A new standard from an entertaining lady.

A likeable know-it-all.

Super fun for the kids.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin

I am really excited about this book, I just wish it would come out in time for the new year.

Rubin has created the thesis that habit-changers fall into four categories called the Four Tendencies. Once you figure out what category you fall into, you can use that to choose which strategies featured in the book work best for you. And there are plenty of different strategies, some familiar, some new.

Rubin introduces a great new framework that will probably become very popular. My only issues with the book are that there is no definitive test for the Four Tendencies, which can lead to a lot of confusion because the rest of the book refers to the Four Tendencies so much. (Perhaps I am an Upholder?) The other is that there is so much information that I can become a little overwhelming...but I guess I may just have to read it again, not that I mind so much.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Urban Dare 2014

Did this a few years ago in Dallas and didn't finish (even though my partner was awesome). The Fort Worth version was a lot easier, almost too easy. We finished in about an hour 45 minutes but we haven't gotten the email with our time.