All of you know how much I love perusing bookstores. Recently, I ran across another one I like, Books With A Past, a new and used independent bookstore located in Historic Savage Mill, Savage, Maryland. Savage Mill is a quaint old cotton mill full of small shops. The store is cozy and welcoming with comfortable seating spaces that invite you to stay awhile. If you also like browsing and possibly coming across a book someone else enjoyed, that you find interesting, then Books With A Past is a great place to spend some time and maybe purchase a book. I did.
There are two books I like that some of you may find interesting. The Not So Big Life by Sarah Susanka is a guide for people who are thinking about downsizing their lives and getting rid of the clutter. The author is an architect by training and likens life to the places we live. Just as we want to get the most from our homes, we want to get the most joy from our lives. It is a very thought-provoking book, in which Sarah writes about constructing our lives in the same manner we construct our living spaces, including only the things that matter. Many of you may have read The Tipping Point or one of Malcolm…