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AS I AM NOW CO-HOSTING EXPLORING MY BOOKS WITH ADDLEPATES AND BOOK NERDS, OUR TOPIC THIS WEEK IS

A BOOK That Inspires Me

There are many books that have inspired me throughout my life, most notably is Harry Potter, but I tend to write about that life-changing series quite often. There have been a couple books more recently that have inspired me to change either how I think or how I act. The first of which is Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World by Bill Nye. This book is all about Climate Change and what we can do you alleviate it the best we can. This mostly changed me in a thinking sort of way as I don’t have too many ways in which I personally can reduce carbon emission. I don’t own a house or car. Mostly I just own a lot of books and a couple Chinchillas. Another book that has changed the way I tackle problems is The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo.  While this book is mostly about housekeeping, the thought process of using the KonMari method is applicable to many things. (Although it has also helped me eliminate junk from my possessions. The one aspect of the KonMari method I could not complete was going through my books. That one would have hurt too much.

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Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World BY Bill Nye “The Science Guy”

From Goodreads

Just as World War II called an earlier generation to greatness, so the climate crisis is calling today’s rising youth to action: to create a better future.

In UNSTOPPABLE, Bill Nye crystallizes and expands the message for which he is best known and beloved. That message is that with a combination of optimism and scientific curiosity, all obstacles become opportunities, and the possibilities of our world become limitless. With a scientist’s thirst for knowledge and an engineer’s vision of what can be, Bill Nye sees today’s environmental issues not as insurmountable, depressing problems but as chances for our society to rise to the challenge and create a cleaner, healthier, smarter world. We need not accept that transportation consumes half our energy, and that two-thirds of the energy you put into your car is immediately thrown away out the tailpipe. We need not accept that dangerous emissions are the price we must pay for a vibrant economy and a comfortable life. Above all, we need not accept that we will leave our children a planet that is dirty, overheated, and depleted of resources. As Bill shares his vision, he debunks some of the most persistent myths and misunderstandings about global warming. When you are done reading, you’ll be enlightened and empowered. Chances are, you’ll be smiling, too, ready to join Bill and change the world.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up BY Marie Kondo

From Goodreads

“Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?

Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list).

With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international best seller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home – and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.

 WHICH OF YOUR BOOKS Inspires you?

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WANT TO KNOW WHAT TOPICS WE HAVE DONE IN THE PAST?

Here is a list of all the Exploring My Books past topics. 

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To participate in the Exploring Your Bookshelf meme hosted by Addlepates and Bookworms and myself, here’s what you do:

  1. Post a picture of your bookshelf (preferably literal, but e-shelves work too).
  2. We’ll give you something about your shelf to write about. It might be your favourite cover, your favourite author, your book you most recently bought etc.
  3. Then give us the blurb and the cover of the book (and what you thought of it if you’ve read it)
  4. And finally, come back to one of our posts and send us a link! We promise to check out all of your posts!
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