Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Over the Counter #231

What books caught my eye this week as they passed over the library counter and under my scanner? Finding joy.....and hearts.....

First up was The 100 Thing Challenge: How I Got Rid of Almost Everything, Remade My Life and Regained My Soul by Dave Bruno.

From the publisher, Harper Collins:

In The 100 Thing Challenge, Dave Bruno relates how he remade his life and regained his soul by getting rid of almost everything. But The 100 Thing Challenge is more than just the story of how one man started a movement to unhook himself from consumerism by winnowing his life’s possessions down to 100 things in one year. It’s also an inspiring, invigorating guide to how we all can begin to live simpler, more meaningful lives."

Next up was Find It in Everything: Photographs by Drew Barrymore.

From the publisher, Little, Brown and Company:

"Photographs by Drew Barrymore reveal hearts found in everyday situations.

I have always loved hearts," writes acclaimed actress Drew Barrymore in the foreword to this heartwarming gift book. "The way that continuous line accomplishes the most extraordinary thing--it conveys love." In FIND IT IN EVERYTHING, Barrymore shares the photographs she has taken of heart-shaped objects and patterns she has come across over the past ten years. Some are obvious and others barely discernible. A discarded straw wrapper, a hole in a T-shirt, a scallion in a bowl of miso soup -- seemingly everywhere she turns her lens a heart reveals itself. A very personal collection of images, many of them accompanied by brief captions that reflect on beauty in the everyday, FIND IT IN EVERYTHING is a delightful book from the beloved actress and director, who now adds photographer to her list of credentials."

(Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But... I can mention them and maybe one of them will catch your eye as well. See if your local library has them on their shelves!)


Becca said...

Only 100 things period? Is he Buddhist? That sounds like Buddhist philosophy - minimalism. I'd be excited to just get rid of 100 things.

I've been wanting to take a look at Drew Barrymore's photography since I saw her on The Tonight Show. You guys get books into your library much quicker than books come into the one here!

bermudaonion said...

I had no idea Drew Barrymore is a photographer.

Luanne said...

Becca and Kathy - I saw her on Ellen discussing the book and I was surprised that she was a photographer as well. But I guess being in front of the camera lends itself to the other side as well. And yes, my library rocks!