Read Notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World Online Free - Life is chaotic. But
we can choose to live it differently.
It doesn’t always
feel like it, but we do have the
freedom to creatively change the everyday little things in our lives so that
our path better aligns with our values and passions.
The popular blogger and founder of the internationally
recognized Simple Mom online
community tells the story of her family’s ongoing quest to live more simply,
fully, and intentionally.
Part memoir, part travelogue, part practical guide, Notes from a Blue Bike takes you from a
hillside in Kosovo to a Turkish high-rise to the congested city of Austin to a
small town in Oregon. It chronicles schooling quandaries and dinnertime
dilemmas, as well as entrepreneurial adventures and family excursions via
plane, train, automobile, and blue cruiser bike.
Entertaining and compelling—but never shrill or dogmatic—Notes from a Blue Bike invites you to
climb on your own bike, pay attention to who you are and what your family
needs, and make some important choices.
It’s a risky ride, but it’s worth it—living your life
according to who you really are
simply takes a little intention. It’s never too late.
|Title||:||Notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World|
|Number of Pages||:||272 pages|
August 12, 2016
I was really excited to get an advance copy of Notes From A Blue Bike to review. I care deeply about these topics on organization and intentional living and from the start I was excited to hear what this writer had to say. Unfortunately, while it’s a nice read, I didn't feel like there was a lot...
July 11, 2014
Two stars is generous.
First, the good:
I enjoyed Tsh's style of writing. It's warm and personal without being dumbed down. The chapters felt like blog posts, but I kind of liked that.
I liked the way she enumerated and categorized the things that were really important to her and her family. I think...
February 09, 2014
I would have given this book 2.5 stars if Goodreads allowed halfsies, but I couldn't quite bring myself to give it 3, even though I like Tsh Oxenreider and I have liked other things that she has written (including her two previous books). I have been a fan of her blog for a long time, and definit...
November 04, 2014
I listened to the audio book and I could not wait for it to be over. It really does sound quite pretentious, and is coming from the perspective of someone who is trying really hard but still doesn't seem to quite "get it"... living simply isn't something you can make as a conscious choice or it w...
August 10, 2016
Meh. It was ok. I like the author's writing style, albeit condescending at times. It was an easy read while watching the Olympics. I enjoyed her personal stories, but they are just that - personal stories. The quick sum of goal for "living intentionally in a chaotic world" is to move away from wh...
November 11, 2017
Each of the forty eight chapters in this book read a bit like a mini version of itself, if that's even possible. It's almost as though each chapter was a summary of the book's intention, albeit from a slightly different angle each time. There is a lot of repetition, and it's hard to find the thre...
October 06, 2015
I just finished this book and I feel motivated to think through my life and discover where and how my family can live more intentionally. This is why I read the book, after all, and that goal was accomplished. Well done, Tsh.
I think it is important to note that the title of the book is the "art"...
August 25, 2014
I got this as a 99 cent Kindle daily deal because some of my favorite bloggers recommended it and I enjoy The Art of Simple well enough. I like the idea of living with intention. My crunchy predilections aspire to slow food cooking and homeschooling and debt-free living. But I only wish I could b...
March 21, 2018
A solid 3.5. I've been spoiled by reading Tsh's latest book first (At Home In The World, it's brilliant, go read it.) last year, and this one doesn't quiiite compare. I love her notes and thoughts on living simply (this has been heavy on my mind lately, and at the forefront of some big life chang...
August 04, 2017
Sometimes a book comes along and it just feels good to read starting on the first page. Tsh Oxenreider writes as though she is talking to you over tea or coffee. She explains the hows and whys she and her husband are living their life intentionally. I loved it when I thought "we do that too!". Oh...