It’s Monday ! What Are You Reading?

Hi, everyone! Today we are joining The Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? Blog Hop. I always read at least 5 books at the same time,I read a few chapters a day of each. Today I am listing 2 of them, but the rest are listed on my Goodreads list.

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I am reading Casper the Commuting Cat by Susan Finden, It came out in 2010, I don’t know why it has taken me so long to get around to reading it. I will be reviewing it on April 4th for the a-z challenge which starts this Friday.

I am also planning a big decluttering project now that my hubby is more open to parting with things ( hopefully, not me). I am reading The Joy of Less by Francine Jay. I always thought of myself as being good at parting with objects, but no matter how often I declutter, I still have too much stuff. I am glad my hubby is on board this time and is planning to part with a lot of books , hockey equipment from the 1970’s , etc.

Easter was so early this year that I only put up a few decorations and I was pleased with those. I am definitely going to get rid of any decoration that doesn’t give me joy. If you are looking for a way to motivate yourself to declutter, I recommend this book. I actually like it better than the one that is so popular now called The Joy of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo.

Throw Away 50 Things in 2015

 

Throw Away 50 Things by Gail Blanke isn’t a book about cats, but I highly recommend it. I actually read it a couple years ago and got rid of 50 things. And by 50 things, it is actually much more because all books you get rid of only count as one, etc. I try to stay uncluttered, but no matter what I do, I get more clutter. It doesn’t help that my husband is a bit of a hoarder. For the new year, I am ready to do it again and I encourage everyone to do the same.

It actually feels good to get rid of stuff. I donate a lot to the thrift store that is part of a local animal shelter. I recently donated some old dance costumes and a prom dress to my friend’s daughter’s performing arts school. Her daughter actually kept my prom dress to wear to her prom this year because she loves vintage. It made me feel great to know someone else will enjoy it instead of getting moths in a closet. I did feel a little old though that my junior prom dress circa 1986 is considered vintage 🙁

Lucy recommends that book too- she thinks I should start by getting rid of 14 cats. Sorry Lucy, that is not going to ever happen. 003Here she is on my lap, she is the only kitty that sits on my lap. My hubby always has a different cat on his lap. I wonder if Lucy has threatened the others?

Have a great day everyone!