Sleeping naked, among so many other things, is green

I read this book in January of last year and absolutely loved it. After reading it, I specifically sought out books that were about green living. Sleeping Naked Is Green is a compilation of Vanessa Farquharson’s blog posts on her website, Green As A Thistle. Vanessa started her blog to document a challenge she had decided to undertake: accept one green thing into her lifestyle every day for a whole year. Her book made me realize just how much a single person can do to better their lives and the world. Her life became so exciting and she had so many new adventures. It was not only motivating, but fun to read about Vanessa’s journey and day-to-day life. Here is the short review I wrote about Sleeping Naked Is Green back in January 2010.

This is such a great book. It’s so inspiring to see someone who didn’t care much about the environment to all of a sudden take on such a huge, life-changing challenge. She made me feel bad for some of the things I do and I can’t wait to have my own place and have my own money to be as green as possible. I loved how this was like a story, but a bit of a documentary at the same time. Plus, the writer is from Toronto, Canada which made me want to live in Canada (again) that much more! Really, really liked this book – had me hooked!

I read this book in just four days. As soon as I finished reading it, I looked up all I could about Sleeping Naked Is Green and Vanessa. Her blog has all of the original entries plus a few new ones (e.g. her engagement and, most recently, her green wedding!). I have to admit, I love how the story unintentionally ended with Vanessa finding love. Do you have any recommendations? I haven’t been able to find a book in this same or a similar kind of format since. Wouldn’t it be amazing if your blog/life turned into a book?

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