Submitted by bookshelf on Wed, 09/26/2012 - 2:34pm
Author Gretchen Rubin is back after her New York Times besteller The Happiness Project with yet another venture into what happiness really is and how to find it. This time, Rubin explores being Happier at Home, delving into a variety of projects and resolutions. If you're looking for a book about home organization, though, you've come to the wrong place.
Instead, Rubin reminds herself (and readers) to read the manual, to kiss her husband more, and to go on Wednesday adventures with her daughter. She writes about protecting her children's free time, embracing good smells, and trying acupuncture. And with every resolution or habit she embraces, her life -- she claims -- becomes a little bit happier.
Written in the same style as The Happiness Project, Happier at Home goes month-by-month -- beginning in September -- with Rubin's resolutions. Critics might say Rubin has already said all that needed to be said regarding happiness, but Happier at Home remains fresh. Sure, the overall concept's a little redundant, but who doesn't need a refresher course on being -- and staying -- happy?
Plus, we think Happier at Home is a great read to kick off this fall season. Haven't you heard? September's the new January!
Submitted by bookshelf on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 2:42pm
Join us in both of our store locations this weekend as we kick off The Bookshelf's Tolkien Week with a special Hobbit-themed storytime, complete with cupcakes and coloring sheets at 11:00. (Our littlest readers -- those five and under -- might not enjoy The Hobbit, but they can still enjoy coloring and a cupcake!) Then, all next week, we'll have in-store and online events and drawings to celebrate the genius of J.R.R. Tolkien and the 75th anniversary of The Hobbit. Read it for the first or the hundredth time before the movie releases on Dec. 14. Make sure to friend us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get in on our trivia giveaways and Hobbit festivities.