Thursday, November 1, 2012

Almost Amish: One Woman's Quest for a Slower, Simpler, More Sustainable Life by Nancy Sleeth

Sleeth writes about her quest to lead a simpler, more intentional, and slower life. She addresses different areas of life like finances, community, service, and nature, and gives some really practical ideas to slow down and enjoy life and people around us.

A pretty easy-to-read book, but can, at times, be preachy, pretentious, and really conservative (she suggests that sticking to traditional gender roles keeps things more simple and clear-cut for everyone). In addition, sometimes the writing felt like it belonged in a pamphlet, not a book. There's also a lot of Scripture quoted, so if that's not something you're into, I wouldn't recommend this book to you.

I liked the ideas in this book, but I didn't like the delivery as much. The one big plus about this book though is the collection of simple recipes she includes at the back. I cooked the curried lentil soup, and I really liked it, and so did the spouse.

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