Monday, April 18, 2016
Simple Pleasures (Review)
This review is for the book "Simple Pleasures" by Marianne Jantzi. This book definitely exceeded my expectations. I have always been the type to journal, although I do tend to go in phases and wish later that I had been more consistent, so I love to read the journals, diaries and blogs of others. When books come out that are basically journals or blogs put to paper, I really enjoy reading them, but often I find them lacking. This one was just awesome. I loved how Jantzi took the time to write down instances that we so often overlook, such as her young son pointing out a "praying" squirrel who was really just holding a nut to his mouth with his two paws. That is something that in our society we may laugh at, but then pass over. This book made me want to slow down and capture more of these everyday memories - because that really is simply what our lives are made up of, and those memories are so precious. I loved this book and I really think I'd love to get together with Marianne and let our kids go play outside while we have a cup of coffee or can some vegetables.
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.