Friday, January 27, 2012

Start Something That Matters

Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie is the book I finished this week. Mycoskie tells the story of how he started Toms Shoes. The remainder of the book gives advice for starting a business or nonprofit, along with other people's stories. I liked the chapter titled 'Keep it Simple' because I strive for that in my own life. Other chapter titles include Find your Story, Face your Fears, Be Resourceful without Resources, Build Trust, and Giving is Good Business. If you like reading nonfiction or you are thinking about starting a business, this would be worth picking up at your library.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

I finally made it through this book. This isn't the first time I tried to read it, and about one hundred pages in, I wondered why I was trying to read it again. I persisted though and finished the book last night. It isn't an easy read, but it does give a person perspective by reading about such difficulty. I can't imagine living in a few rooms with little to do and nearly constant conflict with the people whom you are with. I would not recommend this book despite the high acclaim it has received. Have you read it? What did you think?

Saturday, January 7, 2012


Microcrafts compiled by Margaret McGuire, Alicia Kachmar, Katie Hatz, and Friends is a book I recently picked up while I was at the library. The title is apt, as all the crafts are quite tiny and cute. There are directions for making twenty five different projects. Some are animals like dogs, owls, and teddy bears, all which are smaller than a matchbox. Another project is a greeting card smaller than one by one and a half inches. The one project I plan to make is the little book, which is also smaller than one by two inches. If you like to look at craft books, I would recommend looking at this one even if you don't want any tiny crafts.