Tuesday, December 8, 2009

December's theme

My theme for December is "Not Shopping". I have requested two books from Interlibrary loan (A Year Without "Made in China": One Family's True Life Adventures in the Global Economy by Sara Bongiorni and Sold Out: How I Survived a Year of Not Shopping by Robert LLewellyn) but I have not yet received either one. In the meantime I can recommend Judith Levine's book Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping. Her book was one of the first "year of" books I read and helped to inspire this project. Levine and her partner find a lot of free things to do in New York (including going to the library!) and find at the end of the year that their outlook has changed. You can read Levine's blog here.

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