Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Twitterature - July 2014

As further evidence that I only tinker with this blog in order to participate in Twitterature, I give you my next Twitterature link up post!

The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story by Lily Koppel (hardcover, library)  Fascinating, yet ultimately very sad, behind-the-scenes look at the early NASA missions despite the annoying and disconcerting gossipy tone throughout.  The wives deserved better than this, surely.  A surprising story involving LBJ, Annie and John Glenn, and reporters is what I keep remembering from this book.  #spacerace #gladtolivenownotthen

Notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World by Tsh Oxenreider (Kindle purchase)  The essays about intentionally traveling with your children were like a shot in the arm.  Loved those.  Her write up on an anniversary trip was delightful as well.  I've often thought about various issues being or not being a "hill to die on" because of her and could relate to creativity being a wonderful boost when worn down.  #intentionalbutrealistictoo

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast by Laura Vanderkam (paperback, library)  I believe this is the paper form of the ebooks of the above title, What the Most Successful People Do on the Weekend, and What the Most Successful People Do at Work.  Easy read but chockful of good advice.  I got my husband and I up and walking in the morning (separately due to kids) and planned a weekend more concretely because of this book.  I imagine I'll be poking around Vanderkam's website and books a lot more because of her solid writing and suggestions.  #moreintentionality #prayandwalk

What about you?  Have you read these?  What did you think?  What are you reading right now?


  1. What Most Successful People do Before Breakfast is a book I need to read before school starts in the fall. I have enjoyed my lazy summer morning but some days don't feel like I accomplish what I want to get done. Thanks for sharing your reading list.

  2. Sure thing! You know, the Breakfast book would be an easy read to pep you back into school routines, I would think. ??? Thanks for stopping by!

  3. What Most Successful People do Before Breakfast ... I'm assuming it's not hit snooze twice and make breakfast with half-opened eyelids, like I do. ;-)

    1. That made me laugh out loud. Thanks for dropping by!

  4. I loved Before Breakfast, and keep thinking I should re-read it. This is probably a good time, with back-to-school season (and the corresponding schedule changes) right around the corner. Thanks for the reminder!

  5. Hi, Anne! Thanks for clicking over. :-) I completely credit the book for kicking me in the pants. I should write a post about it. Totally got the recommendation from you - thanks!