#EmptyShelf17 #21 The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*** by @IAmMarkManson

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson My rating: 5 of 5 stars I enjoyed this – especially once got past the F*** that pepper the first chapter! There’s a lot of serious material in here that’s well worth reading – debating suggesting […]

#EmptyShelf17 #8-11: Fiction and ‘The Year of Living Danishly’

Star Sand by Roger Pulvers My rating: 3 of 5 stars An interesting premise, some interesting insights into Japanese culture, but ending felt rushed & characters not entirely rounded out. View all my reviews The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Country by Helen Russell My rating: 4 of 5 […]

30 Things: Living Life to the Full

This year I’ve been particularly working on “living life to the full“, and after hearing about a young man who has died today, this  article came into my inbox – the first is: Remember you will die. Maybe even today. Don’t forget that. Don’t forget to be thankful for your health. For the ability to walk. For […]

Life’s Regrets?

Really fascinating piece and a good reminder as to what are the important things in life – as expressed by those on their deathbed to their nurses. 1) Living a life true to yourself 2) Not working so hard 3) Having courage to express true feelings 4) Stayed in touch with friends: It is common […]