Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Recommended Read - Driving Grandpa by John Redstand

Driving GrandpaDriving Grandpa by John Redstand
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An adorable series of vignettes told by a grandfather to his adult grandson while they stumbled into adventures together. This was whimsical and fun while also being poignant and a great reflection on enjoying those around us while we can. It made me miss my own grandfather and wonder more about the stories we may be missing out on from The Greatest Generation as they pass away. It's a short and sweet book so it's an easy one to add to a weekend away if you want something light to pack. Highly recommended!

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Recommended Read - Richard Simmons: Never Give Up by Richard Simmons

Richard Simmons Never Give Up: Inspirations, Reflections, Stories of HopeRichard Simmons Never Give Up: Inspirations, Reflections, Stories of Hope by Richard Simmons
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I adore Richard Simmons - I don't think anyone in the history of the fitness industry has been as approachable, lovable, and inspirational as he has throughout his career! So of course when I stumbled on this book in a "free" bin I had to have it.

This is a cute collection of anecdotes with a common theme - every day is a new day, don't give up, and keep working! Is it life-changing? Well, not for me, but I still found it interesting and inspiring. Is it typical of Richard Simmons? Heck yeah - lots of perkiness and tender-heartedness!

If you've made a health or fitness resolution this year, this might be something fun to add to your reading list to keep you motivated.

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