Bookworm Wednesday Link Up

I’m linking up today with my blogging friends, Molly and Katie for Book Worm Wednesday!

bookwormwednesday1I’ve been pretty busy lately so this post is going to be short and sweet. Can’t wait to see what you are all reading!

My blogging friend Carrie recently brought to my attention a book called the Kindness Diaries, by Leon Logotethis. Here was her review:

Leon is a very successful guy who’s really paved his own way following his passion, but still in him he felt something was unfulfilled. so he concocted up the plan to travel around the world relying on nothing but the kindness of strangers. he literally left home with nothing but a yellow motor bike he named Kindness One. the journey he had truly was amazing, and the connections he made with people along the way were touching to say the least. this is the kind of book that carries such a strong and important message. a must read for everyone.

I am eagerly waiting to get my hands on a copy of this book, it sounds right up my alley!


And currently I just started reading The Lost Girls by 3 friends who took a year out of their lives from New York to travel the world for a year.

I love books about travel, adventures and friendship. I’m loving this book so far and am just about ready to pack my bags and travel too! 😉 (sounds so nice right about now as I’m typing in my office at my desk.) Haha that feeling of wanderlust never leaves me.  Highly recommend reading this one.

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Friday Favorites, Happiness is Shoes and Books

Happy Friday friends! Time to link up with the ladies at A Little Bit of Everything BlogGrace and Love Blog, and Momfessionals as usual! 🙂 Head on over to all their sites if you wanna join in the link up!


I’m also linking up with other blogging women at A.Liz AdventuresCarolina CharmHello! Happiness, and The Good Life Blog.



And last but not least The Farmer’s Wife and September FarmVALENTINEohheyfriday_zps0d5af582


Because I love to read so much I get really excited and put a bunch of holds on my library account online. I figure that the holds will come in at different times so it won’t be a big deal to add a bunch at the same time. But when I went in yesterday, there were 10 books ready for me to devour them.

Dave thought it was so funny that I came out with an armload of books, so he snapped this picture.



Which brings me to my next favorite thing this week. Those pink shoes in that last picture. They are Sketchers Go Walk that I heard about from Shay, the Mix and Match Mama (she’s one of my favorite bloggers!) I saw that she mentioned them in a blog post and I thought they were so cute.

I love bright colors, and she raved about how comfortable they were. Then the other day I was at Kohl’s and saw that the shoes were on sale for $60 so I had to snatch them up. I’ve worn them everyday since I bought them. They’re light weight, offer great support, and are so easy to slip on and off. I’m in love.





Since I picked up so many books from the library I had to start reading them immediately. I put them in the order that I want to read them and started with The Men We Became by Robert Littell.


It’s nice to get a glimpse into the life of John F. Kennedy Jr. to see what he’s really like from people who really know him. They shared a 20 year friendship and experienced a lot together. I’m about 50 pages from being done but I already love it. I’ll do a full book review after I finish it. THE NEW YOU(3)

Ever since our road trip, I’ve become obsessed with podcasts. There are so many good ones out there! They’re perfect for driving and commuting. It makes the ride go faster and keeps my mind engaged.

My current favorite podcast is from the author of the Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin. It’s called Happier with Gretchen Rubin. She and her sister talk about about habits that can have an effect on your well being and you guessed it, happiness! 🙂 It’s fun and very relatable.



And lastly, I am really excited to start reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed. I’ve wanted to read it since before the movie came out and it finally came in for me after being on the wait list. I love Reese Witherspoon and can’t wait to see the movie after I read the book. I already know it’s going to be a great read.

51IyLG-dL5LHope you all have great weekends, thanks for stopping by!


Happy Times by Lee Radziwill


I am a very curious person and love reading biographies and hearing about people’s lives. The Kennedy family is so famous and there were so many people in their world. I have often wondered how the people in their lives who were close to them viewed their world, and how they lived along side them.

In this book, Happy Times by Lee Radziwill, Jackie’s only sister (not including her half siblings) shares personal photos and memories and it’s really cool to see and hear firsthand accounts of Jackie, the kids, and Jack. She shares pictures of her many houses, her vacations, and her feelings about having Jackie as her sister. I only wish this book was a little longer, but it’s fantastic. Lee is gorgeous in her own right not just compared to the great Jackie.

I love the intro where Lee writes, ” Over a number of years, friends have urged me to write an autobiography. I had the opportunity, but after some thought I decided it would involved me in too many other lives. I wanted to do something much lighter, which would touch only on the good times. I also felt that so much had already been said about my family and the people I was close to, that it would be more enjoyable to only remember the best times with them.  Happy times were a better choice for me. I am always aware that I’ve had a special and privileged life, yet it has been balanced by tragedy as it has been for so many others. I believe that without memories there is no life, and that our memories should be of happy times. That’s my choice. ”