This summer, during my stay at the hospital, rehabilitation and our vacation, I definitely read more books than any other summer in the past 12 years…
Amongst others, these are some of the books I've been gifted or borrowed by friends, that I've read, reared or at least started:
Zen Habits by Leo Babauta describes a method and a six-week program for changing a habit, and outlines steps needed to quit bad habits, deal with life struggles, and find mindfulness. Thank you, Maria!
Was ich vom Leben gelernt habe (What a know for sure) by Oprah Winfrey, a nice, comforting read during my hospital days, especially since it was given to me by a dear friend.
As well as this book from another friend, Der Elefant, der das Glück vergaß (Don't worry, be grumpy) by Ajahn Brahm with lots of funny as well as wise Buddhist stories.
More about the Way to Happiness in Der Weg zum Glück, Dalai Lama.
Das letzte Polaroid by Nina Sahm, about "the dangerous temptation to live someone else's life".
Tried to finish Das geheime Leben der Bäume and started Das Seelenleben der Tiere by Peter Wohlleben but realized that after reading so many environment-related books and biographies lately, I enjoyed reading fiction this summer and found it very relaxing.
At the same time, I didn't do any knitting at all. Yes, AT ALL. I did not even have the strength or nerve for it and that says a lot.
Just now, coming back from our vacation, I grabbed a ball of wool in one of my, still, favorite colours to knit a little something to keep our dolls warm during those upcoming autumn days. (Had done a beautiful baby cardigan with the yarn!)