So- how’s this going- the Challenge of reading books for 30 minutes every day. I have two shorter books that I intend to complete this week. The first one is called “Lagom”. It is about the “Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life”. It really describes Scandinavian life in the eyes of a woman called Niki Brantmark who is originally from London. She was inspired , and I guess also intrigued, about the Scandinavian lifestyle when she visited a Swedish friend during the summer holidays.
” The long hours of daylight were spent eating home-baked waffles with strawberry jam, swimming in the sea and soaking up the sun on Sweden’s West Coast. The days were carefree and uncomplicated. We had no schedule to keep, no fancy meals to prepare and work couldn’t have been further from our minds. It was about slowing down, enjoying the warmer weather and making the most of what nature had to offer, surrounded by family and friends. It was the perfect setting for the beginnings of a love affair- not only with my Swedish husband but also with the Swedish way of life”.
It’s sounds so intriguing- I can’t wait to get further into the book! There is information about shoes indoors, the rag rug, sleep, how to integrate exercise into your daily life, annual leave to parenthood. “Lagom” means not too much and not too little- just right. I really recommend this book!
The other one I’m about to read is ” Stop talking and start doing action book” quite the opposite to some extent to the other book!!! It has some good quotes, such as this one from Winnie the Pooh:
” You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for people to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes” It is about realising that the world does not conspire against you. It’s about realising that there is no better time than now! Start doing things- now! We all have fears- right? But you need to start somewhere and… do it now. This book- I also recommend!
Go on and share your books. It’s quite an amazing world really- reading. Don’t you think?!