Friday, February 28, 2014

Book Review: Notes from a Blue Bike

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I really enjoyed this book.  It's kind of a memoir, including snippets from the author's expat life and travels, but is mostly an encouragement to live a simple intentional life, contrary to the go-go-go crazy lifestyle most in the US live.  The book is separated into sections like travel (a favorite for me!), food, education, entertainment and work and the author focuses on how their family has chosen to live a slower,  more intentional life as a family in those areas. I think she does an excellent job of presenting what her family does without making it seem like the only option.  She presents both ideas and concrete ways. I love that she doesn't say there's a right or wrong; in the education for example, they started out with traditional preschool, homeschooled, and are currently doing traditional school again.  So no matter what your own life looks like there are ways to apply the goal of living intentionally to it. I thought this book was so readable and enjoyable.  It gave lots of food for thought but was a very enjoyable process. I'd recommend it to anyone who would like to live more simply and intentionally, or to anyone who feels overwhelmed with the typical US pace of life.  An excellent inspiring book I will definitely enjoy reading again!

I recieved a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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