Book arrivals: (linked to Mailbox Monday)
- You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott (Tandem Literary; Little, Brown & Company)
- The Life She Wants by Robyn Carr (Little Bird Publicity; Mira)
- All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker (St. Martin’s Press)
- Find the Good by Heather Lende (Audible purchase)
Last week on Bookfan:
- Review: Sunshine Beach by Wendy Wax
- Guest Post by Shannon Kopp
- Review: Pound For Pound by Shannon Kopp
Reading plan for this week:
Same as last week. We’re in the middle of a kitchen renovation so reading time has been limited.
- Title: Living Large in Our Little House
- Author: Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell
- Genre: Non-fiction
- Published: June 2016 – Reader’s Digest
- Source: FSB Associates; Publisher
My take: I’m a fan of the cable shows about finding the perfect tiny house to live in but I’m not sure it would be the right permanent housing choice for me. Maybe for a weekend.
Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell and her husband Dale found it to be the best choice for them. Kerri’s book is a combination memoir and How To guide for anyone thinking of making the leap to living in a little house. She uses her experiences of what to do and what not to do when building a small home. Included are lists of pantry/kitchen necessities, details about financial considerations, a helpful index, and a resource list – just to name a few. Kerri and Dale know what they’re talking about – they went from a three bedroom home in the suburbs to a 480 square feet home in the woods!
Several little house owners are spotlighted in the book. They all have unique experiences. There are many photographs scattered throughout. If you’re a fan of shows about this trend or you’re serious about making the move to a little house I think you’ll enjoy this book.
Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell is a journalist and author who has written a column on small space living for Parade.com. She’s also written on small space living for Mother Earth News and Realtor.com and has been interviewed extensively on her tiny house expertise. Her work has also appeared in Audubon Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Yahoo! News, MSN.com and NBC Digital’s pet channel. A member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Society of American Travel Writers, and the Society of Environmental Journalists, a past national board member of the Society of Professional Journalists, and a past president of the Kansas City Press Club, Kerri’s other writing specialties includes animals and pets, business, travel, and the environment. She loves boating and fishing, hiking, and spending time with her husband of 30 years and their dogs. Kerri lives an intentional life with an eye toward sustainability in a 480-square-foot cabin in the Ozark Mountains with her husband and five “recycled” (rescue) mutts, which she documents on her blog, Living Large in Our Little House.