All tagged July 2016

Book Review: Vitamin N: The Essential Guide to a Nature-Rich Life by Richard Louv

If hearing the term nature-deficit disorder concerns you, then this brainstorm book of solutions for integrating more of the outdoors into your life is easy to read for those suggestions that apply to your life, and skim over those sections that don't.

If you want to know more about the research behind nature-deficit disorder, then check out the Research Library at the Children & Nature Network.

Richard Louv has written two other books on this subject as well. Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder focuses on readers concerned with the impact of nature-deficit disorder on children, while The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder is geared toward helping adults.

As a child-free minimalist, I found many inspiring ideas and stories here.

Seven More Strategies for Achieving Even Better Digital Organization with Evernote

When I first started using Evernote a few years ago, I immediately saw how it was a great option for collecting those thoughts that occur at random times. No paper? No problem? Grab my iPhone instead and capture that idea.

When I discovered note linking in Evernote, I was even more thrilled. The ability for me to create one table of contents for all the notes that I want to reference quickly appealed to me. And I use that table of contents frequently!

As I used Evernote more and more, I found myself figuring out new ways to make this app even more helpful on my mission to go paperless.

I continue to use nested notebooks to give a filing cabinet feel to the overall structure of my digital organization, but I've added several more notes and notebooks since my first digital organization post: Streamlining My Life with Evernote.

Book Review: A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain

My sister sent me a link to this book because it was the title for the Big Library Read from June 23 - July 7, 2016.

I downloaded this mystery and got completely caught up in the story. Loved it! As part of the Big Library Read, the title was immediately available for me to download, and I had the title for the full three-week check out period even though I didn't download it until the end of June. Loving this Overdrive partnership with public libraries as well!

Interested in the next Big Library Read? Me too. The check-out period for the next book will be October 20 - November 3, 2016. They haven't revealed the title, but I'm certainly looking forward to seeing what they choose.