Book Reviews – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

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Most of the professional organizers I know have a genuine thirst for knowledge and are continuously reading and taking courses. Since small business owners tend to be plagued by “so many books, so little time” syndrome, this month’s Blog Carnival is a collection of book reviews submitted by our readers, to help you choose your future reading material.

When choosing the theme for this month’s Professional Organizers Blog Carnival, it occurred to me that I might receive multiple reviews for the same titles, but decided that wouldn’t be an issue, since it could be interesting to read different people’s perspective. Much to my surprise, every single submission was unique.

Without further ado, here are the book reviews, in alphabetical order by title. Please note that to make it easier for you to follow, I’ve replaced the post titles with the name of the book being reviewed.

The Accidental Organiser reviewed by Angela Esnouf, who describes it as:

A down-to-earth look at organising from a down-to-earth woman. And a great example of getting it done. Wendy went from an inkling of an idea to the bookstores in less than a year. A great example for all would-be authors.

Digging Out reviewed by Jeri Dansky, who says:

I’ve blogged about many organizing-related books, so it was initially hard to pick which one to include in the carnival. But Digging Out is one of the best organizing books I’ve read in a long time, so the choice wound up being easy, after all.

Everything I Know about Perfectionism I Learned From My Breasts reviewed by Julie Bestry

Following Through reviewed by Ellen Delap

Get Rich Organizing reviewed by Janet Barclay (Hey, that’s me!)

The Myth of Multitasking: How “Doing It All” Gets Nothing Done reviewed by Stephanie LH Calahan

Organizing Outside the Box reviewed by Lelah Baker-Rabe, who tells us that:

I love reading new books about organizing, and Organizing Outside the Box is a fantastic resource and just the latest book review on my blog.

Thanks to all of you for sharing your book reviews with us. If you’d like to recommend another book, feel free to leave a comment below, with a link to your review, if applicable.

For more book suggestions, be sure to check out my Recommended Reading for Professional Organizers.

Our theme for August will be Getting Organized for Back to School, and the deadline for submissions is Thursday, August 12, 2010.

I’ve been delighted to learn that many of you plan your blog content around the monthly Blog Carnival themes. In that case, make a note that our theme for September will be Technology – whether it’s organizing your cables, your emails, your passwords – you name it!

Topics for 2024

Forming New Habits
Submission dates: December 21 to January 17
Sponsor: Geralin Thomas, Career Coach to Professional Organizers

Creative Storage Solutions
Submission dates: January 18 to February 14
Sponsor: Sabrina’s Organizing & Admin Services

Money Management
Submission dates: February 15 to March 20
Sponsor: Mindflows for ADHD

Education and Organizing
Submission dates: March 21 to April 17
Sponsorship available

Filing Systems
Submission dates: April 18 to May 15
Sponsor: Sabrina’s Organizing & Admin Services

Submission dates: May 16 to June 19
Sponsor: Peggy Wonder, Space For You

Writing and Organizing
Submission dates: June 20 to July 17
Sponsorship available

Meal Planning
Submission dates: July 18 to August 14
Sponsorship available

Organizing Meetings
Submission dates: August 15 to September 18
Sponsorship available

Organizing for Seasonal Changes
Submission dates: September 19 to October 16
Sponsorship available

Best Organizing & Productivity Books
Submission dates: October 17 to November 20
Sponsorship available

Best of 2024
Submission dates: November 21 to December 25
Sponsorship available

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  1. Avatar Elaine Shannon on July 13, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    As always I love being a part of the carnival!

  2. Avatar Janet Barclay on July 13, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    And we love you being part of the carnival!

  3. Julie Bestry Julie Bestry on July 13, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    What a fabulous collection of books (and book reviewers)! I’m honored to be among the linked bloggers, and excited about these titles. I’m much more likely to read a book if a trusted colleague gives it the thumbs up — if “all thumbs” didn’t have a pejorative meaning, it would be perfect to coin the phrase here. After reading these reviews, I’ve now added titles to my library’s reserve list and my Amazon wish list. Janet, thanks again for supporting the organizing profession and the delight of continuing (and interesting) self-education!

  4. Avatar Janet Barclay on July 14, 2010 at 6:40 am

    You’re welcome, Julie! I’m really pleased to know that this post has given you lots of new ideas for your reading list. I’ve requested some from my local library as well!

  5. Lelah Baker-Rabe Lelah Baker-Rabe on July 14, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    What a great collection of books and reviews. Can’t wait to add some more titles to my to-read list! Thanks, Janet.

  6. Avatar Janet Barclay on July 14, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    I guess that means you’ll have some more reviews for us to read, right Lelah? 🙂

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