Graceling Kristin Cashore (kindle library loan) I picked this up a while ago – didn’t get far a nd Finally picked it up again – I have no idea why I waited so long . In this story – some people are born with a grace – ( talent ) and in the beginning it looks like our heroine’s grace is to kill – but nothing is quite that simple. good story , interesting characters and a little spicy romance.
5th horseman James Patterson ( kindle library loan )one more really good one fot the Women’s murder club series
Forks over Knives edited by Gene Stone ( kindle library loan ) health arguments and recipes for going vegan
Violet Eyes by Debbie Viguié (library book) Excellent retelling of the Princess and the pea
The sweet life : diabetes without boundaries by Sam Talbot( library book) cookbook written by a life long diabetic turned chef
6th Target James Patterson kindle library book WMC again
Murder misdirected Andrew MaCrea kindle book excellent modern mystery done in the Noir style
Cinder Marissa Meyer library book futueristic cinderella story – but bigger than that . Interesting . Had a few spots that were emotionally difficult for me – and I was figuring out things faster than the characters, which bothers me. I missed the Sailor moon references — until I read the author notes – d’oh.
Witches Under way Debora Geary and Witches in Flight These books are just happy family books about women – coming into their own power . I had been borrowing this author, I went and bought them all. I imagine they will become comfort reads.
ttyl Lauren Mryacle Library book YA – 1st book one of the most challenge series. yes, I see why people might not want their child to read them, but …. it is a great place to start talking.
11 books for May so far.
The sweet life : diabetes without boundaries / Sam Talbot
As you might have guessed , I have been renewing my education on diabetes. I picked up this book because it is by a chef who has diagnosed with diabetes as a child. I thought he would be good to read because he would have a perspective I might relate to – someone with diabetes who loves food. And then I saw the title on one of his recipes. Cchickpea and Cherry frittata. Seriously, it has been a long time since I have seen a recipe that was completely new to me. I had to see this book.
Well, I read it quickly over the last two nights — and it makes me sad that I don’t have the time to cook the way I used to. There is that much that is interesting and new .
I also , for the first time really understand the difference between type I and type II diabetes. They are related, but type one is that much more dangerous. Talbot keeps pretty tight control over his diabetes , because his reactions are so much stronger than the average person with type II. The diet/exercise/testing/medication regime is just the way he lives. I think being a chef may have helped him with his diabetes, because fresh food and really flavorful food are just part of his life. why would he eat inferior food ?
One of the difficulties I had with the book was how much attention he paid to his diabetes. I don’t know anyone that does that But then most of my friends are type II and even those of us that had it longer are probably still in the adolescent ( rebellious ) stage of the disease. In other words I found that part of it difficult to relate to . He made some things sound easy to do , when I know they are not.
But I also had a problem with some of the recipes — where do I get – hemp seeds , watermelon seeds, acai berry and Goji berries?
It was a quick read last night, so it is possible I missed some stuff, but I do hope to try some of the recipes and ideas.
I really ,really love having an ereader. I love borrowing books from the library on it . I love getting free books on it ( yes even really bad free books on it). I love borrowing books from amazon through my prime membership. I even like buying books on it ( easier than borrowing ). But today was especially good. A friend’s book came out today – and it is on my kindle now.
So , with chronic conditions you have to constantly change in order to keep up with them. last week I would have smacked somebody for stating that – because I am in a readjustment stage.
My diabetes numbers just aren’t where they should be . (BTW – don’t push the issues of testing with your friend with diabetes – testing can be discouraging and most of us go through times – sometimes long times without testing) So new meds. and testing to regularly to get them adjusted. But it is never that simple.
It is allergy season that means extra asthma meds – and my emergency inhaler make my blood sugar rise. A lot. however, breathing works better than not breathing.
And it looks like my food choices need changing. Now I’ve been thinking about it – but for someone who has read so much , it is still hard. In fact, I have two conflicting books looking at me. one vegetarian .One paleo. But the area where they both meet is — goodbye to overly processed food.
So why do we have a candy bar at work today?