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Review: “Sleeping Naked is Green” by Vanessa Farquharson

July 27, 2009

Okay, so I started reading Sleeping Naked is Green by Vanessa Farquharson because my mind decided to remain on vacation long after my body had returned to real life. Light and witty, Sleeping Naked is Green seemed to be just what I needed. I didn’t even plan on finishing it; I figured I’d get tired of a book based on a blog and trade it in for something else before the halfway point.

Sleeping Naked is GreenIt turns out that following someone as they sometimes struggle, sometimes soar through a year of 366 (leap year!) daily green changes can actually be interesting. Here is a pretty average person who makes all these alterations to her lifestyle, things I’ve sometimes thought, “Hey, I should do that” but never actually done. I didn’t run out and sell my car or unplug my fridge, but I kind of felt like if I decided to, the world wouldn’t end. And maybe I’ve been switching to greener cleaning products and trying harder to remember my reusable tote bags when I go shopping.

I even laughed out loud a few times. It’s not particularly profound, but it is certainly honest, and the author has a way with words. Needless to say, I did finish the book, and I enjoyed it!

Next up: The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus. I realize I’m a bit behind on picking this one up. It’s been on my shelves for quite some time now; I picked it up at a clearance place and never got around to it. It has the same sort of wit and snappiness that I liked about Sleeping Naked is Green. So far, so good!

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