The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin // ★★★★ // Inge bought this book for me as a gift, and I will be eternally grateful. I really enjoyed this book. Happiness is such a big and interesting concept, but it always seems so elusive. It was nice to read the story of a woman who tried to increase her happiness by committing to a year-long project. The things she did were sometimes so simple, yet seemed incredible. This book has already inspired me to do certain things, and I’ll be writing a full post on it soon.
The Bone Witch (The Bone Witch #1) by Rin Chupeco // Review // ★★★★.5 // I got this book from Netgalley, because I both loved the synopsis and the cover. I mean, just look at that cover. I ended up truly enjoying it. It’s about a girl who discovers she’s a bone witch when she raises her brother from the dead.
The Tiger and the Wolf (Echoes of the Fall #1) by Adrian Tchaikovsky // ★★★ // It took me a while to finish this book. I will write a review on it,promise. I’ve read one other book by this author, which I quite enjoyed (Empire in Black and Gold). But this one, I didn’t like as much. Don’t get me wrong, I gave it 3 stars which means I liked it. This is just one of those books for me, that isn’t bad but not great either. It’s just in the middle.
I watched the documentary Forks Over Knives yesterday! It’s a documentary about the Western diet, why it is unhealthy and veganism -although I don’t think the word vegan is mentioned once. It’s about the benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet. I had read The China Study before, so I already knew quite a lot of the information. But somehow, seeing it on screen made it stick even more. I’m really making an effort to eat plant-based (although that’s harder as I live with my parents and brother, who eat meat & dairy). I do still sometimes eat a bit of dairy, like a piece of chocolate. I really need to stop that! I’d highly recommend watching this, even if you are not a vegan/aspiring to be one.
Here’s what I did this week.
I applied for more jobs.
I spent some time with my family.
I got completely sucked into the world of Reddit.
I spent some time with friends.
I got a haircut -and now I kind of feel like a little boy, but I kind of like it too?
That was my week! What did you read, watch and/or do?