Last week was my first To-Do Tuesday post and I chose to finish reading a book I’d been working on for a while: Gretchen Rubin’s newest book: Life in Five Senses.

I am happy to report that I did finish the book, well mostly. The end of the book has pages and pages of quotes and I’m working my way through those.

Now on to what I thought of the book. It was different from her earlier books that I loved like The Happiness Project or Better than Before. They were full of practical advice and ideas along with her story.

The new book is a little more…struggling to find a word here. This may sound strange, but the word that keeps coming to mind is “wispy”. Like, it was an enjoyable read, but I found fewer things I could grasp onto, if that makes sense.

That being said, I would still recommend the book to others. As always, Gretchen shares her story in a relatable way and her story of how she started on this journey of exploring her senses is very compelling. I’m always interested in other people’s “aha” moments in life.

And now as I was working on this post, I realized that there is more beyond the pages of quotes with a “Try this at Home” section (this is based on a segment from Gretchen and her sister Elizabeth’s podcast: Happier with Gretchen Rubin.).

It’s called “Try this at Home: a Five Senses Jump-Start”. This may be the “practical” stuff that I generally really enjoy in Gretchen’s books.

So this week’s “To-Do Tuesday” task will be to read that section of the book and report back next week.

Gretchen has a quiz to help you determine your most neglected sense. You can find a link to it here.


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