Sleeping Naked Is Green: How an Eco-Cynic Unplugged Her Fridge, Sold Her Car, and Found Love in 366 Days

by Vanessa Farquharson | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 9780470155103 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Kimmi of Kelowna, British Columbia Canada on 6/28/2009
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7 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Kimmi from Kelowna, British Columbia Canada on Sunday, June 28, 2009
A very easy read and quite cute with lots of ideas on going green. Some were easy and obvious and others were quite radical (living without a fridge for 8 months? WOW!).

I read it in one evening and now I think I'll see if anyone wants it as a bookring.

From the back:
"No one likes listening to smug hippies brag about how they don't use toilet paper or lecture about the evils of plastic bags and SUVs. But most of us do want to lessen our ecological footprints. With this in mind, Vanessa Farquharson takes on the intense personal challenge of making one green change to her lifestyle every day for a year, to find out what's doable and what's too hardcore."

Interested in the bookring? PM me!

Journal Entry 2 by Kimmi from Kelowna, British Columbia Canada on Monday, July 13, 2009
It's my biggest ring! Wow! I'm so excited to see so much interest. Thanks for participating!

As per usual, please journal when you get the book so that we know that it arrived safely, read the book within a month, journal your thoughts about the book (this to me is the most important part!), PM the next person for the address and send it on its way. You can journal that too so that we know that it's moving.

If you need to keep it longer than a month, please PM me to let me know. It should be a quick read though as it only took me one evening to finish it.

Here's the order:
1- crossing-guard (Canada, CDN ship pref.)
2- amidabutsu (Canada, CDN ship pref)
3- bananabrianna (Canada, Intl ship ok)
4- sarkiegirl (USA, USA ship pref.)
5- ring88 (USA, Intl ship ok)- it's here!
6- innae (USA, Intl ship ok)
7- spoiledrotten (USA, USA ship only)
8- kellyhp (USA, USA ship only)
9 - judygreeneyes (USA)
10- ravencat (USA, Intl ship ok)
11- karen07814 (England, Intl ship ok)
12- solskinn (Austria, Intl ship ok)- asked to be skipped
13- snufkin (South Africa, Intl ship surface)
14- hyper7 (South Africa, Intl ship ok)
15- back to Kimmi (Kelowna, BC, Canada)

Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by Kimmi at By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, July 15, 2009

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On its way in the mail to crossing-guard in Calgary. This book is travelling around the world! Good luck and happy reading!

Journal Entry 4 by Crossing-Guard from Langdon, Alberta Canada on Monday, July 20, 2009
I got the book on Saturday. Thanks so much for including me. I am finishing up another book and then am looking forward to this one.

Journal Entry 5 by Crossing-Guard from Langdon, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Wow, what a great book full of lots of wonderful ideas. I agree that some of them are a bit too hard core for me but I am planning to implement many of them in the next little bit, if I haven't already. My worms are on there way (something that I have been meaning to do for a very long time), I am trying to use my car less (yeah for the nice weather) and purchasing organic where I can. It was very interesting to note though that it was little changes that she found the hardest to keep up whereas the big ones were not as hard. I think the larger changes made her change the way she thought about things and as a result made it easier to maintain. For example living without a fridge sounds really hard but after examining the contents of my fridge I came to the conclusion that really I would be fine with a tiny bar fridge to hold my milk, mayo and cheese. I don't need something that big. I had never considered this before as I have grown up with a fridge and don't know anyone without one. I guess we need to start looking around and seeing if we truly need it. I could certainly live without a fridge but the freezer is another story! The book was also great as it reinforced why I am a vegetarian, bring my own shopping bags and grow my own veggies on my balcony. I have also started to follow Vanessa's blog. Let's all do our part to green the world!

I finished this faster than I intended so will request the next address now.

Journal Entry 6 by Crossing-Guard at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, August 10, 2009

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Will be posting this after work. Thanks so much for including me in this ring!

"Nothing links man to man like the frequent passage from hand to hand of a good book."
Walter Sickers



Journal Entry 7 by amidabutsu from Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada on Thursday, August 27, 2009
i was away from a bit and when i came back, i had a few books waiting for me. will try to read this one as soon as possible!

Journal Entry 8 by amidabutsu from Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada on Thursday, November 26, 2009
i quite enjoyed it. interestingly, i heard the author speak on the radio shortly after, with this guy from new york, no impact man, which she had mentioned in her book.
lots of VERY obvious idea, lots of less obvious idea.

i've been sleeping green for years!

Journal Entry 9 by amidabutsu at Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada on Monday, January 18, 2010

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i'm so sorry it took so long to sent it. i'm totally out of bookcrossing funds, so it took a while.
i did manage to send the book in a recycled packaging though :)

again, sincere apologies for those who have been waiting. it's now on its way.

Journal Entry 10 by Vapermom from Trenton, Ontario Canada on Friday, January 22, 2010
Received today, thanks!

Journal Entry 11 by Vapermom from Trenton, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, February 03, 2010
I was disappointed with this book. I found it full of fluff, a lot of the goals she decided to expand upon didn't delve into anything except what she did. I found that numerous times I wanted to know more! I wanted to know how she felt about cloth menstrual pads, I wanted to know how the natural shaving cream worked for her, etc etc. It just seemed she wrote that she was going to do something and then didn't explain anything other than "I have done/am doing this."

Journal Entry 12 by Vapermom at -- wild released somewhere in Province, Ontario Canada on Monday, February 22, 2010

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Mailed!

Journal Entry 13 by sarkiegirl from La Quinta, California USA on Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Yay! I have been waiting for this for a long time! I thought that it would be shorter somehow, but it's long! Luckily I finished one last night!
I'm on it!

Journal Entry 14 by sarkiegirl from La Quinta, California USA on Saturday, March 13, 2010
I really enjoyed this book. Even though at times, Vanessa's humor could be annoying...but sometimes funny too. I had some time and I decided to count how many changes I have made in my short "greening" lifetime. Sadly, it was only about 80. But, I can't get rid of my car unless I am going to ride my bike to and from work every day. Some are a work in progress. I do want a compost bin, but she scared me when she had to bring it inside the house and the worms escaped. That sounds like something that would happen to me!!!
I wish I knew more about some of the changes, and why they were green (ie smiling at strangers) but I know that if she wrote about all 366 changes, the book would be way too long!

Fun!

Journal Entry 15 by sarkiegirl at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, trades, California USA on Saturday, March 13, 2010

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Thanks for letting me join! I wouldn't have known about this book otherwise!
I'm sending to ring88 today! I hope you got your book finished in time to read this one!

Journal Entry 16 by Ring88 from Wichita, Kansas USA on Thursday, March 18, 2010
I'm hopping to get this book started in the next few days only a few pages left on the book i'm reading now

Thanks
Ring88

Journal Entry 17 by Kimmi at Kelowna, British Columbia Canada on Wednesday, September 01, 2010
I unfortunately think this ring is permanently stalled. The feedback I have received about Ring88 has not been good and he has several rings and a box that he needs to send on. He told me that he would send it along several months ago but obviously that was an empty promise.

It didn't get very far - so sorry. If I come across another copy, I'll continue the ring.

Journal Entry 18 by NancyW1 at Kennesaw, Georgia USA on Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Well, I'm not sure who ring 88 is or if that's the person I got it from, but the book is moving again. I wasn't part of your book ring. I got it from someone named Allen B in Maine on Paperbackswap in August, if that helps.
I got annoyed by her gimmick by Chapter 4.
Sending to Bellefonte PA, USA via Paperbackswap.com

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