I would like to introduce my friend Jennifer to you, a real life friend in fact! We’ve known each other almost 20 years now. Jennifer is on her own minimalist journey and is a brave woman to tackle this decluttering topic!
Knowledge is power? Not if that knowledge remains trapped between two covers. You render your books valueless if you don’t allow them to be read. Set your literature free. Let it fulfill its destiny — to education, entertain, enlighten, empower — by making it available to other readers.
— Jennifer Ries is a journalist, editor, and occasional poet who has been working toward a life with less since 2007. She lives in south-central Montana with a cat, a coffee maker, and a slowly shrinking pile of books.
A note from Rachel again: Click here to read Part II. Leave a comment for Jennifer here and let her know how this has encouraged you!