Recently I read the book Not Buying It about a husband and wife who for a year decide to only buy essential items. They do this not so much in an effort to save money but to see what life is like when we consume less and live more. I don’t know the book has completely curbed my shop-o-holic tendencies, it has however really made me analyze the *footprint* we leave on this earth. I measure a good book by whether or not it left me thinking, whether I learned something, or if I think I am a better person by having read it. In this manner of thinking I think that Not Buying It was and is a great book!