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ventage tuesday : all about the words.

VentagetuesdaysToday's ventage tuesday topic is a favorite of Barb's - reading! The girls tease me (a lot) about my penchant for self-development books, but I also read a lot of memoir. I've been pondering my aversion to fiction a bit - I think it's all mixed up in having to feeling like I'm always doing something useful. Fiction is so frivilous! Anyway, on to my 5 books... Note: the assignment specifically said "things," which I interpreted to mean books...but I'll be curious to read the other girls' answers. 


1. Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in Contentment  by Katrina Kenison - I had the privilege of meeting Katrina a couple of years ago, and loved every page of The Gift of an Ordinary Day

2. Seven Thousand Ways to Listen: Staying Close to What is Sacred by Mark Nepo - This one would go on my Eat, Pray, Love shelf. 

3. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed - Still haven't read...and am hoping that Miss Hope might have left her copy here over break. Hmmm....

4. The Feast Nearby by Robin Mather - I think that memoir is closing in on self-improvement as my favorite genre.

5. Everything but the Coffee: Learning About America Through Starbucks by Bryant Simon - marketing, starbucks, reading, memoir, research...these are a few of my favorite things.

What's on your list? Check out Angie, Barb, Em, and Steph....