In moving into a tiny house, I am limited on shelves. Which means I own less books. I can, of course, check out books from the City library, which is awesome. But I think we can all agree, that some books, you like owning, so you can re-read them. For those books, I would read them on the Kindle app on my phone. This is not an ideal situation as far as reading goes but it is totally workable. I have read millions(hundreds) of books this way.
So I mention to a friend that I have to get rid of all my books, as I hand him a cookbook and he asks me if I want a Kindle Paperwhite with a Amazon Leather Cover – Royal Purple.
For Free! Yes, Yes, I do.(Breathing heavily) I kid you not, he gives me one and explains how he has been trying to give it away. I take it home and immediately update my account so I can read all my favorite books on it.
My first read on my gorgeous, new to me, Kindle Paperwhite is: Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live
I love this book. I read it about once a year. It is a self help book but also so much more. (I read self help, sci-fi, fantasy, biographies, teen/ young adult, and cookbooks) I identify with a lot of the issues that Martha Beck talks about in this book. The first time I was reading this book, I was being courted by a doctor/pilot who everyone agreed would be a spectacular match for me and would make my life substantially easier. He offered to take care of me and my whole family and basically make my dreams come true. Why was I resisting his advances? This particular book pointed out to me why I was resisting and I tried to cut off all contact. Later he was stripped of his license to prescribe controlled substances. He then surrendered his Utah medical license.
Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live helped me decide to build a tiny house. It is a great book, very easy to read and funny. Martha Beck is entertaining writer. She studied Chinese, like me, because it was hard. If I ever get to meet her, I will tell her that factoid, we will laugh and proceed to not speak in Chinese, cause I can only remember how to say, “I don’t know.”