There was a time when this goddess would never have even contemplated a life without books.
But two things happened … and everything changed.
I’ve always loved libraries ~ to me, the energy of the wisdom, wit, learning and laughter contained within those bright covers is absolutely palpable, and the coffee shop at Barnes and Noble is my happy place of choice.
But then I got a Kindle Fire!
Now, to be honest, this goddess is not big on keeping up with the newest electronic doodad, (if you saw my Nokia brick phone you’d understand) but, Oh the sweet heavenly joy of being able to have ALL my books with me, ALL the time!!
My scanner self revels in the delight of moving from one book to another at whim and at will, and my shoulders rejoice at not having to bear the weight of several tomes in the tote that I lugged with me everywhere, just in case I had a few spare minutes to read.
Oh and the shear freedom of being able to virtually scribble in my books!
I’ve always felt iffy about writing in books … like it somehow violated the author’s sacred space, and so would always have a journal to hand to make note of awarenesses, OMG’s and the inevitable ‘to do’ lists that followed an expanded education.
Being able to highlight and make notes actually IN my kindle … awesomesauce!
So, in a kind of bibliophile nirvana, I loaded my virtual shelves with digital copies of all my favorites and relished being able to dip into them whenever I felt drawn/nudged/prompted.
While on my shelves, the hardcovers gathered dust …
For the past few years, Husband Muffin and I have been dreaming of thoroughly exploring the incredible country we live in.
Of living the modern-day equivalent of the gypsy life, moving to different cities or states every few years to thoroughly explore the treasures of this vast country.
We want to feel the heat of Nevada deserts,
take morning walks along a Florida coast;
explore the mountains of Wyoming or Montana;
feel the thrilling energy of living downtown in a big city;
and the close-to-nature peacefulness of a rural town.
Discovering all the things one misses when one is merely on vacation.
We want to immerse ourselves for a year or two in a new city/town/geography and fully experience it the way only the locals can.
And when we’ve had enough … we’d move on.
After all, he works from home, and my coaching practice and Skinny Goddess 90 Day Challenge can be run from anywhere there’s an internet connection. So it truly feels … possible.
Needless to say, owning a home doesn’t quite fit into that scenario, so we’ve put it on the market.
And I really don’t want to pack all those books!!
Plus, I’m getting a jumpstart on the Creating a Goddess Haven e-course that I’m doing in a couple of weeks.
(Actually, this will be a revisit, since I did it last year and it had such a humongous impact on every area of my life that I wanted to do it again, in preparation for both selling this home and settling into the new one.)
Sooooo, those are the two main reasons I’m giving most of my books away…
But there’s also another reason.
When I was struggling to build my business/find my voice/unleash my goddessy-ness, the wisdom in these books became like signposts and streetlights, pointing the way and illuminating the possibilities.
Each of these books has spoken to me in some way or another.
I have a feeling one of them might do the same for you.
So here you are, dahling heart …
all the books I’m giving away. Amazon has full reviews and descriptions of each, if you need more info.
Be a Goddess, A Guide to Celtic Spells and Wisdom for Self-healing, Prosperity and Great Sex,by Francesca De Grandis
Goddess Gift, Discover Your Personal Goddess Type,by Sharon Turnbull, Ph.D.
Diary of a Modern-Day Goddess, by Cynthia Daddona
13 Lessons Every Goddess Must Know, A Sacred Planner for Your Soul, by (the incomparable) Leonie Dawson. (I have two of these, otherwise I’d not give it away!)
MLM Nuts and Bolts, How to Build A Network Marketing Business, by Jan Ruhe
Build It Big, 101 Insider Secrets from Direct Sales Experts, by the Direct Selling Women’s Alliance
Seven Years To Seven Figures, the Fast Track Plan To Becoming A Millionaire, by Michael Masterson
Big Al’s – How To Create A recruiting Explosion, by Tom Schreiter
How I Raised Myself From Failure To Success In Selling, by Frank Bettger
Beach Money, Creating Your Dream Life Through Network Marketing, by Jordan Adler
On Thinking Outside the Box
People Are Idiots And I Can Prove It!, The 10 Ways You Are Sabotaging Yourself And How You Can Overcome Them, by Larry Winget
Why You’re Dumb, Sick & Broke, And How To Get Smart, Healthy & Rich, by Randy Gage
The 4-Hour Workweek, by Tim Ferris
The Compound Effect, Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success, by Darren Hardy
Full Steam Ahead, by Ken Blanchard and Jesse Stoner
The Millionaire Messenger, Make A Difference and a Fortune Sharing Your Advice, by Brendon Burchard (Absolutely BRILLIANT, btw)
Strengthsfinder 2.0, by Tom Rath
So, there you are, scrumptious one.
If any of these titles is on your wish list, I want you to have it.
As a gift.
Just choose which one you want,
pop over to my Facebook page and tell me which one it is.
If you’d like to share why it’s calling to you, I’d absolutely love that!
(and in the event of more than one request for a specific book,
the best ‘why’ gets it!)
PLUS if you are on my list, or sign up for it right now, you’ll get an extra little giftie! (the opt-in box is up there in the right hand corner)
I’ll be in touch soon, probably by FB private messages, to get your mailing address, etc.
You won’t have to pay for it, or cover shipping or anything,
(although I do have to limit this to within the US only).
I thought about donating them to the library, or Goodwill, but it felt much more ‘right’
to give them to someone who’ll take the information and make a better world with it.
A gift …
from me to you.
Because wisdom is no use if it just sits on a shelf.
Ta daaaa!! It’s DONE!
The first instalment of my Big Book Gift-Away. I have more to sort through, but this is a good start.
It’s interesting that I feel lighter already …
Funny how de-cluttering does that.
Bliss-ings and clutter-free love,
the goddess known as Jacqui