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Booking It On Your Own
Posted By Jessica Fisher On February 11, 2011 @ 11:00 am In Book Review,Booking It | 40 Comments
This week on LifeasMOM is all about Loving Life  — finding ways to help each of us enjoy life a little more. And one way to enjoy life more is to READ.
Yesterday, we talked about The Happiness Project  by Gretchen Rubin . It was the first of the Eleven List , the assigned reading that we’re going through together in the Booking It reading program this year. I’m looking forward to catching up this weekend and reading all the reviews you wrote!
Today, we’re discussing the independent reading we’ve done over the last month. I’m pleased to say that I got two books read. Yeah me!
This pint-sized book packs a powerful punch when it comes to dejunking, organizing, and otherwise battling clutter. Also known as The Organizing Junkie , Laura Wittmann, gives 101 quick and easy tips for simplifying your life and getting your act together. I’m all over that!
At first I was a little distracted by the one-idea-per-page design. This can squeeze a meaty idea into one page while a simpler idea has lots of room to roam. But, as I continued through Clutter Rehab , I realized that the compact design allows for easier portability and a lower price, two really important ways to get the organizing message across.
This book gives you all the basics you need to putting order into the chaos you call home. Laura’s style is easy to read and the tips are practical and doable in just a few minutes or an afternoon.
Some of my favorite tricks from the book:
This book is so easy to read and apply, there’s really no excuse for not going into Clutter Rehab .
Some of our family’s favorite read agains  are The Wingfeather books  by Andrew Peterson.  So when I saw that his brother, A.S. Peterson, had written a book for young adults, I decided to give it a go. The reviews were good, and if DNA had anything to do with it, The Fiddler’s Gun  promised to be a good read.
And it was. While I am not sure I would call it “young adult” due to some themes that I think are too mature for my thirteen year old son, I can say that it is a beautiful story. There’s adventure, there’s love, there’s death, yea, even some romance. And it’s all good clean, romance, love, death, and romance.
The Fiddler’s Gun  is the tale of a young girl, Finn, during the days leading up to and during the American War for Independence. As the thirteenth girl born into a family, she was abandoned at an orphanage as a baby. She was a rebel from the start. The story follows Finn as she gets caught up in sailing, piracy, and yea, even fighting the Red Coats.
I’m actually afraid to say too much. It’s more than pirates and adventure. There’s sin and failing, love and redemption. Like his brother A.S. Peterson has crafted a tale that goes beyond the simple pages of the story.
The story doesn’t end at the end of the book, but concludes in The Fiddler’s Green . I’m waiting for that one.
Link up your Booking It post or tell us about your latest reads in the comments.
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 Loving Life: http://lifeasmom.com/2011/02/loving-life.html
 we talked about The Happiness Project: http://lifeasmom.com/2011/02/booking-it-with-the-happiness-project.html
 Gretchen Rubin: http://gretchenrubin.com
 the Eleven List: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/12/booking-it-in-2011.html
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 Clutter Rehab: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1569758638?ie=UTF8&tag=oflwtf-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1569758638
 The Organizing Junkie: http://orgjunkie.com
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 The Fiddler’s Gun: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0615325424?ie=UTF8&tag=oflwtf-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0615325424
 favorite read agains: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/11/family-novels-you-dont-mind-reading-over-over-over.html
 The Wingfeather books: http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fs%3Fie%3DUTF8%26x%3D0%26ref_%3Dnb_sb_ss_i_0_16%26y%3D0%26field-keywords%3Dwingfeather%2520saga%26url%3Dsearch-alias%253Dstripbooks%26sprefix%3Dwingfeather%2520saga&tag=oflwtf-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957
 Andrew Peterson.: http://www.andrew-peterson.com/
 The Fiddler’s Green: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0982621418?ie=UTF8&tag=oflwtf-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0982621418
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