book list 8 ( 2012)

March 19, 2012 at 11:41 am (Uncategorized)

Every Other day Jennifer  Lynn  Barnes library book  Every other day  a girl wakes  up  with  the need to hunt and kill Demons.   and every other day , she wakes  up  normal.   Complex, fun,  hard, a  good  compelling  read . I  felt  like I  had a little  bit of BTVS  back.

The  yellow  Man  – Hunter Lurene kindle  free.  Short  ghost  story,  but  too  much  tell not  enough  shown.

A reckless  witch   Debra  Geary  Kindle  loan   love  this author. 

Witch  and  Wizard  James  Patterson  Library  book YA –  the  New Order  has taken  over – follow  the rules , or you  will be prosecuted.   Teenagers  are  the worst  offenders – but the real problem is  magic.  Really  hard to  put  down .

4  more  for  march  – 7  so  far .

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food – one more time

March 13, 2012 at 1:30 pm (asthma, chronic conditions, diabetes, food) (, )

A  heart  surgeon  talks about  what  we  should eat to prevent heart disease. Now he isn’t the first to say it, but it is the way nutritionist have been talking for years. When I first started reading about nutrition ( I was 12) they were saying similar things – Stay away from processed  food, eat more veggies and fruits.

here is a quote from the article:

What you can do is choose whole foods your grandmother served and not those your mom turned to as grocery store aisles filled with manufactured foods. By eliminating inflammatory foods and adding essential nutrients from fresh unprocessed food, you will reverse years of damage in your arteries and throughout your body from consuming the typical American diet.

a couple of other notes: Asthma is a disease of inflammation. and it looks like there is a connection between type 2 diabetes and inflamation. ( there are articles). .

here is an amazing story Dr Terry Whahls and her recovery from MS – based on changing her diet:

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So coming across  two  pieces  of  media about food feels  like a  reminder. I do  not  expect to  cure  , but I know I feel  better with more veggies , less  grains , and almost  no processed food.   and I  know I  don’t  get enough magnesium .   Time to up  the veggies  and nuts — and get rid of  the plastic covered food from the factory .

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book list 7 ( 2011)

March 12, 2012 at 11:39 am (Uncategorized) ()

A  visit  from  the Goon  Squad  Jennifer  Egan  kindle  library .  This is  a  National  book  award  winner – at first – I didn’t  like  it, but then I did.  A  bunch of  different characters related to just a  few – vignette s that tie together. The first few characters just seemed sort of shallow and stupid , but the then the stories got more complex. In the end, I found it fascinating.

Dearly  Departed  Lia  Habel  kindle  library . There was another ice age and  only  a  small number of people were left .  They formed a  few groups, the New Victorians and Punks.  but now  there is a disease, …turning everyone into  …zombies review here

Visitors by The Mckissacks Library book 3 book in the clone codes – wrapped everything up, but not as good as the first two.

3 for March, so far.

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ideal 3 day retreat

March 9, 2012 at 4:49 pm (Uncategorized) ()

Today  I  would  like to  be in a nice  room  with a comfortable chair  and my  books. I  want to  read, go  faor  walks  , eat nice  meals  and sleep  when I  want.   3  days sounds about  right.

Notice  I  left out   the cats, My  DH  , my  Phone, Facebook,  and  the internet.   I don’t think I  would last  three  days.

 

But  it  is  a  nice  thought  with an  ocean  view.

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Conversation.

March 5, 2012 at 4:49 pm (Uncategorized) (, , )

On Facebook,  I  talk  about going to the Vine  a lot,  espcially  on  every other  Wednesday .   That  is  my  day  off (  which  menas  work  every other  Satuday )  and I  try  to  go  down  for  Happy  hour.  Sometimes , there  are  10  or  12  of  us , but last  week , on  Bonus  Thursday ,  there  were  only  three  of  us.  While hnaging  with  my  friends  C  and C ,  I finally understood why  it  is something I  enjoy  so  much.  It  isn’t  the  wine and food ( though that  is  good !); it  is  the conversation.   The  conversation is  not intense, or earth  shattering , but  that is what is going on .  Yes,  we  all have  phones and yes  there might be a facebook  messages — or picutres  of food  and wine  sent to working spouses  and friends , but  mostly it is  just conversation. 

We  all have  families , work  to  do  (  yes painting  counts ), and our  time  is  limited.  so  we talk  about stuff. and  some other stuff ,  and then  some more. 

I  like  these  long  meandering conversations  and  I  value  them.

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book list 6 ( 2012)

March 2, 2012 at 5:42 pm (Uncategorized) ()

1st to Die James Patterson kindle lib loan first book of the women’s murder club – which I got interested in because I like the tv show . The book is probably the first James Patterson I really liked.

Grave peril kindle lib loan Jim Butcher book 4 of the Dresden series

Princess Charming Elizabeth Thornton kindle lib loan thought it was going to be a funny romance – no . women’s rights and abusive husband – better than I expected, Romantic,historical,  thriller

Death mask and blood rites   kindle  lib  loan  5 and 6 of the Dresden files I didn’t remember 5 , but I remember all of 6 —

 

 

I  have  to say ,  getting a 3 week loan of  6  books by  one  author ,  is  a  little  tough .   I felt a little pushed  through the last  book.

 

so 17 for February – and so 31 so far

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