Teaser Tuesday – 7th May, 2019 #Brainfluffbookblog #TeaserTuesday


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by The Purple Booker.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This is my choice of the day:

The Art of Noticing: Rediscover What Really Matters To You by Rob Walker
34% Oliveros’s version of listening encompasses remembered sounds heard in dreams, even imagined or invented sounds. Elsewhere she referred to auralization (a term borrowed from architectural acoustics) as a kind of sonic corollary to the visual spin we tend to put on imagination. ‘Listening is a lifetime practise that depends on accumulated experiences with sound,’ she asserted, one that encompasses ‘the whole space-time continuum of sounds.’

BLURB: Distracted? Overwhelmed? Feel like your attention is constantly being pulled in different directions? Learn how to steal it back. Accessible and inspiring, this book features 131 surprising and innovative exercises to help you tune out white noise, get unstuck from your screen and manage daily distractions.
Make small yet impactful changes and bring focus to the things and people that are most important to you.

This book jumped out at me – I’ve been more than a tad stressed, recently and am trying to cultivate the art of mindfulness. There are a number of interesting exercises throughout this book – I just need to get a chance to put some of these into practice… In the meantime, it’s well written and informative without too much tech-speak – just enough to make it interesting. Review to follow.

12 responses »

  1. This is an interesting idea, I certainly have trouble with getting distracted. My job is pretty stressful and I might benefit from a book this this😁 Thanks for sharing!

  2. I’m so pleased I read your post today as I’ve not heard of this book before and it sounds like exactly my kind of read. I’ve done so much work on mindfulness over the last year or two and I think this book looks like a great way of building on that in my every day life. I’m going to pre-order a copy now. I hope you enjoy reading it.

    • I really like the range of exercises it offers. Some obviously won’t work – but during the summer break, I’m going to be exploring some of these… I look forward to hearing what you think of it, Hayley:)

    • Yes… there are some intriguing exercises designed to get you rethinking your everyday environment, as well as ones to use when you encounter new places. I will be reviewing this one in due course:)

  3. I hope the techniques in this book work for you. I definitely related to everything the blurb was saying about being distracted and feeling like I’m pulled in many different directions.

  4. I definitely have trouble with keeping on track and having myself and my attention pulled in various directions so I’ll wait to read your thoughts on this one.
    Lynn 😀

  5. Sorry to hear you’ve been stressed lately. This book does sound interesting. I also have been trying to get into mindfulness and meditation lately and recently picked up a book about that. I am looking forward to your review of this book and hopefully you have some time soon to put some of the tips in practice.

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