Lazy Sunday: Books & Tea

books and tea the nine rooms of happiness

With all the great distractions in our modern world I find it more and more difficult to make time for reading. This year however, I have vowed to not only finish all the books I’ve started {which is a handful} but to make room for a few new ones as well.

Thanks to some great advice from a lovely reader {of my blog}, I have been reading The Mood Curethe mood cure, books on my Kindlekindle wireless reading device which is helping me differentiate between real and false moods and how to boost serotonin and other mood enhancing brain chemicals naturally.

But when I heard about this new book The Nine Rooms of Happiness: Loving Yourself, Finding Your Purpose, and Getting Over Life’s Little Imperfections I thought it would be a perfect companion. Why not work on both physical and mental aspect of health for overall well being? I love the idea of compartmentalizing our emotions and behavior patterns into rooms and somehow think it really may be the key to figuring it all out …whatever that may be.

So that’s what I’m doing for the rest of this dreary Sunday afternoon …even though I have 100 things nagging at me to “get done”, sometimes I need to shut it all out and make time for me …and today that means getting comfy and cozy, quieting my mind and focusing on a great book, or two.


LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Jacqueline

    March 7, 2010 |

    It is always good to take some time for yourself and read a good book! xo

  • Lindsey Conrad - Nabors

    March 7, 2010 |

    Looks like a perfect Sunday!! I love to be lazy on these days!! I will have to check this book out!! Sounds like a great read!!

  • The Style Revolution

    March 7, 2010 |

    Sounds like a great Sunday!!

  • ♥ Katinka

    March 7, 2010 |

    I know exactly how you feel. Enjoy your Sunday!!!

  • Jaime

    March 7, 2010 |

    I have that book in my Amazon cart…thoughts? worth buying?

  • Kelly@TearingUpHouses

    March 7, 2010 |

    Amen! I’ve never heard of either of those books, but they sound like interesting reads…


  • ~Mrs. Guru~

    March 8, 2010 |

    I am going to have to get that book!

  • Alex

    March 8, 2010 |

    It’s funny you posted this today because I was reading this week People and in it was a review for this book and I immediately thought that based on some of your post I’ve read you would really like this book. Good luck with it!

  • Anonymous

    March 8, 2010 |

    We should try to spend one day a week in peace and tranquility. Reading a book, magazines, etc. with a cup of tea or hot chocolate. It reminds me (many years ago) of when most people stayed home on Sundays. (Most stores and businesses were closed.) Fresh donuts in the morning and/or an ice cream cone in the afternoon. We didn’t have many material items, but we did have that one day of peace.

  • urbanrhetoric

    March 8, 2010 |

    i would love to hear your opinion of the book….i saw it mentioned on oprah and have been thinking about ordering it on the kindle.


  • Nicole Smith

    March 8, 2010 |

    sounds like a great sunday! The Happiness Project is also a really great book!

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  • girl Japan

    March 8, 2010 |

    Hey there, sorry I’ve been MIA for a while = (

    Hope you feeling better these days? So glad you posted the link, it sound like a book I could surely use, no doubt about it.

  • girl Japan

    March 8, 2010 |

    Sorry it has taken forever, but I finally added your link to my blog roll.. “hides face in shame”…

  • diane

    March 8, 2010 |

    Looks like a good upbeat book. One of my favorites lately is Give it Up, My Year of Living With Less.

  • Poppy Gets a Life

    March 8, 2010 |

    I too spent Sunday curled up with the weekend paper, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I’ve been warned it’s going to suck me in – the story is pretty gripping so far!

    Poppy xox

  • sadia

    March 8, 2010 |

    Hi! I found a really grat DIY draped skirt and since you love DIY I thought that you maybe wanted try it out,

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