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Monday Must-Reads

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Hello cutie-patooties!

I’m a bit busy at the moment (and behind with #52hellos.) It’s just that the kids have been moving and I’ve been helping with that and working on a cute project for Frankie too.

Anyhow – I am going to catch up properly this week, but wanted to leave you with some good stuff to look at in the mean time (and also a thank you to a few special people who sent me letters over the last week or two!)


oliver sacks


Monday Must-Reads…

Fancy places that cats might live in.
The small, happy life – sounds like the perfect life to me!
A thoughtful piece on Charleston at Rookie Mag.
This is a new favourite blog and I want to make some of this syrup!
How clever is this tiny guesthouse? Genius!
Old city buses as mobile shelters for the homeless? Good thinking.
Everything you need to know about the cats-on-the-internet phenomenon.
Lisa Congdon talks work ethic. A must-read.
Michelle Crawford’s favourite Huonville spots (that’s in Tasmania, if you didn’t know!)
Oliver Sacks talks about journal writing. I like the thing about ‘talking to myself’.
Are we in a crowd of terrible content? I think we are, but there are lots of gems too.
The prettiest-sounding turnstiles in the world.
These sneaky ships are truly nuts! Scary but cool.
Creative writing can become automatic, if you keep doing it.
Your risk of disease may depend on the time of year you were born.
Be happier at work by caring less about work!
14 stellar pieces of literature you can read during your lunch break.
How to read 30 books a year – a simple strategy. I’m totally doing it!
Is buying books ALMOST as good as reading them?!

I hope you find a gem to read in this list!

Love to you!

x Pip


Top image by My Name Is Yeh

  • Helen Edwards
    June 24, 2015 at 12:37 PM

    love the piece on content by Tait. I started my journey on the internet in 2001 with my online diabetes counselling service as I could see something good in the internet. I loved how it could connect people in need. Now I feel like it is exhausting trying to find those things sometimes among the rubbish and the selling. But I still love it and it is now just part of life. I love the idea of not worrying about your platforms and just focus on your content. thanks for all the lovely bits to read xx

  • karen
    June 23, 2015 at 8:34 AM

    The small, happy life article! The tiny guest house! Awesome, wonderful little gems. Off to start my day now. How good is the internet!? I will be back to check out more little gems later.

  • kate
    June 22, 2015 at 9:32 PM

    I am a journal writer too. I have years of back journals. I don’t re-read them but I imagine I might one day. I kind of like to see them stacking up year after year. They are one of the things I’d feel I’d lost if the house burned down. Years of thoughts and ideas and reminders of what was. I have a terrible recollection of how things went down at any given time, so journals are some kind of insurance on my memory of things.

  • PatrickC
    June 22, 2015 at 7:31 PM

    Hi Pip,

    I clicked on your 14 reads and did some saving to print and read a bit later. I just cant read off the screen. Some of the links for the 14 reads didn’t work but that’s okay I can google the titles later.

    Buying books is 95% as good as when you read them. I get lost in bookstores. Especially second hand ones in country or seaside towns. The second hand book that may have been on a journey all over the planet and then ending up in the shop waiting for someone to reacquaint its pages with a humans touch.The smell of time and ages past the heaviness of the paper stock, The beautifully illustrated dust covers. The inscriptions that you find on the inside cover, the pieces of paper that you find tucked away in the pages. All those things add to the joy of browsing and buying books.

    Tanks for provoking my memories of journeys of the past exploring in bookshops.

  • Jane @ Shady Baker
    June 22, 2015 at 7:01 PM

    So many quality links…so little time! Oh I love My Name is Yeh, how good is her blog? x

  • erin
    June 22, 2015 at 6:54 PM

    How amazing is Molly’s blog?

    That’s it, im reading 30 books a year too.

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