Tuesday, April 12, 2016

1,001 Ways to Live Wild: A Little Book Of Everyday Adventures by Barbara Ann Kipfer

(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)
about book:

Bestselling author 14,000 Things to Be Happy About Dr. Barbara Ann Kipfer pours her creativity into an irresistible book of bite-size inspiration for leading an adventurous, happy, and fulfilling life. 1,001 Ways to Live Wild is filled with light-hearted quick hits of encouragement for anyone looking for a jolt of “get out there and live.” Short entries—musings, things to do, and inspirational quotes—are paired with stunning artwork, creating a beautiful keepsake to give as a gift or to keep on your bedside table. Presented as one continuous list accompanied by whimsical sidebars and thought-provoking quotes, the text touches on many and varied themes such as: following your passions, staying curious, appreciating nature, traveling, trying new things, and living life with courage.

my thoughts:

I feel like I'm in a rut and its not a fun feeling.  I need change and I need it now.  So, when I was given the opportunity to read Barbara Ann Kipfer's latest book, 1,001 Ways to Live Wild, I jumped at the chance.  How could I not?  It sounded like the perfect book to help push me into trying something new and exciting.  Perhaps, trying to "live wild" would help me out of my rut?

According to Kipfer, living wild is about experiences that bring more passion, thrills, and courage into your life.  Her 1,001 suggestions are meant to inspire people to "get out there and live" and/or "jump-start a new beginning".  She's urging you to think about what it is you want from your life.  Her whole concept to "live wild" is focused on trying to push you into " living a freer, more joyful and fulfilling life". Sounds pretty great, doesn't it?

Here are a few of her suggestions:
  • Dance in a public fountain.
  • Write the opening sentence of your debut novel.
  • Help someone today.
  • For a day, give a flower to every person you know.
  • Invent a new sandwich made from you favorite foods.
Of course some are a bit more adventurous:
  • Compete in a poetry slam.
  • Learn how to make pasta in Italy.
  • Travel with no destination and simply focus on what you see, hear, and smell along the way.
  • Go ice fishing.
  • Volunteer to a be magician's assistant.  
What do you think? Seems like a pretty good mix of ideas, eh?  Well, there are plenty more in Kipfer's fun, new book.  I just loved flipping through the pages and seeing what she's come up with.  Plus, she's scattered these terrific lists that she calls a "Wild List" throughout her book.  Each list is about a specific theme, like, "Children's Activities to Do as an Adult" or "Life-Changing Places to Experience".  Oh, and did I mention the delicious quotes she's included - they are everywhere and just perfect for the entire theme of this book!  I really enjoyed getting inspired and spurred on to try new things.  1,001 Ways to Live Wild is a terrific book that I believe anyone looking for a little or a lot of adventure will just fall in love with.  Definitely, check it out ASAP!!

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Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!


Lark said...

It is a good mix of ideas. Every spring I start feeling like I need to get out and do something new and exciting. This book sounds like perfect inspiration for that. So, what everyday adventure did you decide to try first?

Nadia said...

Lark, it really is. I loved this book and will definitely be enjoying flipping through it to get inspired to try new things. And I know what you mean- spring just have that feel of new beginnings, that you can't help but want to try something new. I love it! I was thinking of focusing on my writing, so writing the opening sentence of my debut novel will be my first adventure :)

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I'm at a point in my life where I'm very focused on trying new things and having new experiences - I'm sure Kipfer's book will give me even more ideas that I already have!

Thanks for being a part of the tour!

Nadia said...

Heather, me too! I think you will definitely enjoy it :) Thanks for having me on the tour!