Tsh Oxenreider

more photos (1)

Leigh K...
3,550 books | 202 friends

Katheri...
2,326 books | 393 friends

Kendra
1,428 books | 75 friends

Candace
652 books | 46 friends

Lisa Ja...
389 books | 307 friends

Lacey
749 books | 180 friends

Carie
456 books | 156 friends

Raelene
1,768 books | 20 friends

More friends…

Tsh Oxenreider

Goodreads Author


Born
in Austin, Texas, The United States
Website

Twitter
tsh

Genre

Influences
Anthony Doerr, Bill Bryson, Frances Mayes, Barbara Kingsolver, Madelin ...more

Member Since
October 2010

URL


Tsh Oxenreider is the author of At Home in the WorldNotes from a Blue Bike, and Organized Simplicity, and is the founder of the community blog The Art of Simple. She’s the top-ranked podcaster of The Simple Show, and her writing has been featured in the Washington Post, CNN, Real Simple magazine, and more. A graduate of the University of Texas, where she studied English and anthropology, Tsh currently lives in Georgetown, Texas, with her family and eats tacos several times a week.

Tsh's work, including her writing, speaking, classes, and coaching, focuses on the unconventional life of saying yes to what matters and leaving the rest. She loves traveling the world, and equally loves snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef with her kids and putteri
...more

To ask Tsh Oxenreider questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Tsh Oxenreider If I waited until I was perfectly inspired, I'd never write. I'm a mom of three kids under age 12, and I work from home. Real life happens all around…moreIf I waited until I was perfectly inspired, I'd never write. I'm a mom of three kids under age 12, and I work from home. Real life happens all around me. I've made it a habit to write daily, first thing in the morning, before all the stuff of life happens, and when I'm needed the least. This is my time to get out whatever's rattling around in my brain—sometimes it's good, sometimes not so much. But I just write. And I find that, like physical exericse, once I start going, it feels good to keep going. Getting out the front door is the hardest part. I wish I had a sexier answer... maybe I will when I'm an empty nester.(less)
Tsh Oxenreider My next book that releases April 2017, At Home in the World, is a travel memoir about my family's recent trip around the world. We spent a school year…moreMy next book that releases April 2017, At Home in the World, is a travel memoir about my family's recent trip around the world. We spent a school year moving westward around the globe, starting in China and last touching ground in Iceland before returning home to the United States. I spent a lot of that time in introspection, thinking about the seemingly-simple word, home. Having lived in different parts of the world for most of my adult life, the benign question, "So, where's home for you?" becomes heavy when you feel at home both everywhere and nowhere. So, I used the setting of our trip—literally, the world—to unpack the idea of what it means to pick a spot on the globe and call it home. Can anywhere be home? I think so. But can you feel at home anywhere? Maybe... but it's not always easy.(less)
Average rating: 3.88 · 12,830 ratings · 1,550 reviews · 9 distinct worksSimilar authors
At Home in the World: Refle...

4.09 avg rating — 4,062 ratings — published 2017 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Organized Simplicity: The C...

3.76 avg rating — 4,130 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Notes from a Blue Bike: The...

3.68 avg rating — 3,411 ratings — published 2014 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
One Bite at a Time: 52 Proj...

3.93 avg rating — 470 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Spend Your Days: How to Con...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 7 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Summer of Stories: 10 Pro...

4.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2014
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Simple Advent Guide - Rea...

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Give Your Child the World: ...

by
4.20 avg rating — 742 ratings — published 2016 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sanctuary for My Soul: Meet...

by
4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Tsh Oxenreider…

My husband and I have recently watched a sci-fi series on Netflix called “Altered Carbon”. We started watching because it featured (for all of 1.5 seconds!) a new bike made in Mielec, and we are ok with trying new genres.


The concept is based around the fact that people could continue living, beyond a “body death” by exchanging their “sleeve” or body and inserting their “stack” (memories, intell...

Read more of this blog post »
1 like ·   •  1 comment  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on July 19, 2018 22:01 • 15 views

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

North! or Be Eaten
Tsh Oxenreider is currently reading
by Andrew Peterson (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Tsh’s Recent Updates

Tsh Oxenreider wrote a new blog post
My husband and I have recently watched a sci-fi series on Netflix called “Altered Carbon”. We started watching because it featured (for all of 1.5... Read more of this blog post »
Tsh Oxenreider rated a book it was amazing
Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tsh Oxenreider rated a book really liked it
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
They Both Die at the End
by Adam Silvera (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tsh Oxenreider rated a book really liked it
This is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tsh Oxenreider has read
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tsh Oxenreider rated a book it was amazing
Finding God in the Waves by Mike McHargue
Rate this book
Clear rating
“If I could go back in time to when I was 18yrs old, I would take better notes this time, because back then I knew everything.”
Michael Nuccio
7355063
“You are not who you think you are. You are not your fears, your thoughts, or your body. You are not your insecurities, your career, or your memories. You're not what you're criticized for and you're not what you're praised for. You are a boundless wealth of potential. You are everything that's ever been. Don't sell yourself short. Every sunset, every mountain, every river, every passionate crowd, every concert, every drop of rain - that's you. So go find yourself. Go find your strength, find your beauty, find your purpose. Stop crafting your mask. Stop hiding. Stop lying to yourself and letting people lie to you. You're not lacking in anything except awareness. Everything you've ever wanted is already there, awaiting your attention, awaiting your time.”
Vironika Tugaleva
Tsh Oxenreider rated a book really liked it
Hatching Twitter by Nick Bilton
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tsh Oxenreider rated a book it was amazing
U.S. Presidents by Ken Jennings
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Tsh's books…
“Two opposing things can be equally true. Counting the days till Christmas doesn't mean we hate Halloween. I go to church on Sundays, and still hold the same faith at the pub on Saturday night. I shamelessly play a steady stream of eighties pop music and likewise have an undying devotion to Chopin. And perhaps most significantly: I love to travel and I love my home.”
Tsh Oxenreider, At Home in the World: Reflections on Belonging While Wandering the Globe

“This world is huge; it is majestic; it is worth exploring just for the sake of knowing it.”
Tsh Oxenreider, At Home in the World: Reflections on Belonging While Wandering the Globe

“It truly is ironic that we don’t have time to enjoy the gadgets and luxuries we can afford on a large income rewarded from long working hours. We spend much of our weekends catching up on laundry, running errands, and cleaning the neglected bathroom. It’s a chain-link downward spiral: We want stuff, so we work hard; our hard work allows us to buy stuff, but our hard work takes all of our energy, so we can’t enjoy our stuff as much as we would like.”
Tsh Oxenreider, Organized Simplicity: The Clutter-Free Approach to Intentional Living

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
UK Book Club: Em's A-Z Challenge 2010-11 45 54 Oct 10, 2011 11:28AM  
Kindle Lending: Campbell 28 66 Feb 11, 2013 09:32AM  
The Life of a Boo...: Jackie's 2016 Reading Challenge Books 22 49 Dec 18, 2015 02:57PM  
“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.”
Wendell Berry, A Place on Earth

“It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.”
Mother Teresa

“Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.”
Mother Teresa

“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.”
C.S. Lewis

“In those days a boy on the classical side officially did almost nothing but classics. I think this was wise; the greatest service we can to education today is to teach few subjects. No one has time to do more than a very few things well before he is twenty, and when we force a boy to be a mediocrity in a dozen subjects we destroy his standards, perhaps for life.”
C.S. Lewis

25x33 Thomas Jefferson Education a book a week for the next year — 161 members — last activity Mar 29, 2015 01:27PM
This is a group for like minded individuals to help us stay motivated to read at least 1 book a week for the whole year. Post the books you read and w ...more



No comments have been added yet.