Monday, September 16, 2013

fall online book club pick


dearest readers:

bonjour from tranquility tour where i'm writing at a starbucks in jersey city where wifi drips quicker than in our rv park nearby.

it's that time of the year . . . we get to choose a new book to explore together. i hope you loved savor and have gleamed some new insights on mindfulness and eating. i know i have and the journey is ongoing. thus, i wanted to offer up a text that is playful, yet filled with inspiration and has a french twist. may i introduce you to bonjour happiness: secrets to finding your inner joie de vivre?

resources: here's an interview with the author on bonjour paris. a book review on the simply luxurious life. and soon you'll hear my recent interview with her on tranquility du jour. ooh la la!

may we all find our joie de vivre this season while donning tall boots, sipping hot tea, and frolicking in fall leaves. bisous. x


reminder: to participate in our online book club, simply click the book image on the far right of the blog to share your thoughts, challenges, and insights regarding our chosen read. merci for reading along

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6 comments:

AZ said...

LOVED this book! Can't wait for the podcast!

Massy said...

I purchased this book and read it several months ago. I will be happy to get it out and read it again now. It is a fabulous read.

Nummy For My Tummy said...

Yay! Looking forward to reading this book. I loved Savor.

Susanna said...

Downloaded a sample on my Kindle the other day - love when I hear about a book twice in one week. I always take it as confirmation of a must read!

Mademoiselle Mermaid said...

I'm really enjoying this book!! Thanks so much for the fun pick=)
...I just had a little comment to share:
I'm not sure where I originally heard this (maybe on one of the podcasts I listen too!!...Tranquility du Jour being my absolute favorite!!=)
...but they were discussing the "pursuit of happiness" phrase...and it seems that the original meaning may be kind of lost in our modern translation of the words. It looks like to "pursue" meant something more like "to practice". Here's just one interesting article...It discusses what "happiness" originally meant too...It may surprise you!!: http://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/2012/06/the-meaning-of-the-ldquopursuit-of-happinessrdquo
I'm sure there is more info out there!!...Obviously, the excellent point the author is making still stands, but I just thought it was something interesting to consider...since it's phrase that gets a lot of use!!
Also, I took her recommendation and rented Babette's Feast. It was super!!

kimberly wilson said...

thank you for your thoughtful post, mademoiselle mermaid, + for the kind words re: the podcast. delighted to hear that you're enjoying the read! x