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Posted on Sat, Sep 01, 2012 08:50

Can you believe it's already September?

 

Please share with us the book you are enjoying now, tell us what it's about, and what you like about it.

 

I am embarassed to say that I don't have a book going at the moment. I have several on order at the library to read and waiting on them to come in. In the meantime I checked out a stack of videos to get me through this rainy weekend we're having in St. Louis--vestiges of Hurricane Isaac is slowly moving through the state of Missouri dropping much needed rain.

 

The two videos I've watched so far are Water for Elephants and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan.  Each are 2011 films. Has anyone read either of these two books. I loved both of the videos. Both very different types of love stories.

 

What are you reading (or watching.... ha!) this month? ............. BeWell



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Posted on Wed, Sep 19, 2012 17:25

Quoting Dorry12:

Thought i go easy this month and got myself two fun books; 'The Secret' by Rhonda B and 'The Male Brain' by Louann B, MD. I managed half way both of them, tossed them off.

I took a fiction by Lauren W. 'The devil wears Prada' which i had bought awhile ago after watching the movie. This went fast and i was done in a couple of days... very interesting. The story set is of a woman fighting life inconviniences as she tries to achieve her dream job. The boss will be the other character  that is perfectly played. Featuring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway.

 

Well, before i could get back to the books, i found myself spending a weekend on Cinema and the past one on fun writting. ' The Expendables 2' was the movie i watched.  A ,2012'  thriller action movie with a group of great actors of older times. I found it much better than the first one.

 

Lets see if i can finish the two books before the end of the month.



Hi Dorry12,

Welcome to our reading blog! I'm like you. Sometimes  just not in the mood for certain books and quit them and move on to something new. I saw the Devil Wears Prada movie just recently and liked it. Sounds like the book was just as good.

 

Keep those pages turning.................. BeWell



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Posted on Wed, Sep 19, 2012 17:20

Quoting Hoping4Love2000:

BEWELL... I tried to say HELLO on your other blog.. YOU made me think of reading ..

 

I found an old paperback in my office closet that was given to me by an older woman.. 

 

KAREN KINGSBURY.. "Oceans Apart"...

 

Chapter 9 I think.. Just keep crying. LOL.. and he hasn't even told his wife! 

 

UGH!!! 

 

I should avoid "Real Life Ventures!" and I may need to avoid FLYING!! LOL

 

Hope all is well! Looked you up last month.. but didn't hear from ya!

 

I'm sure grandbabies and everyone are shining!! Hope you see them soon!! :)



Hi Hoping,

Glad to hear from you and to see you're having fun reading. Sorry I didn't get your note.

My trip to Kansas City to watch my grandson was magical. He's 5 months old in a few days and so adorable and growing fast. I heard a cute quote on TV the other day said by Jewel, the singer/songwriter: "Having a child is like having a Christmas present you can open every morning for the rest of your life." 

 

I'd like to add that when that child has a child of her/his own, it's like every day for the rest of your life you open a Christmas present that has another Christmas present inside-- kind of like those little Russian dolls. Ha! ..................... BeWell



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Posted on Mon, Sep 17, 2012 22:58

BEWELL... I tried to say HELLO on your other blog.. YOU made me think of reading ..

 

I found an old paperback in my office closet that was given to me by an older woman.. 

 

KAREN KINGSBURY.. "Oceans Apart"...

 

Chapter 9 I think.. Just keep crying. LOL.. and he hasn't even told his wife! 

 

UGH!!! 

 

I should avoid "Real Life Ventures!" and I may need to avoid FLYING!! LOL

 

Hope all is well! Looked you up last month.. but didn't hear from ya!

 

I'm sure grandbabies and everyone are shining!! Hope you see them soon!! :)



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Posted on Mon, Sep 17, 2012 13:42

Thought i go easy this month and got myself two fun books; 'The Secret' by Rhonda B and 'The Male Brain' by Louann B, MD. I managed half way both of them, tossed them off.

I took a fiction by Lauren W. 'The devil wears Prada' which i had bought awhile ago after watching the movie. This went fast and i was done in a couple of days... very interesting. The story set is of a woman fighting life inconviniences as she tries to achieve her dream job. The boss will be the other character  that is perfectly played. Featuring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway.

 

Well, before i could get back to the books, i found myself spending a weekend on Cinema and the past one on fun writting. ' The Expendables 2' was the movie i watched.  A ,2012'  thriller action movie with a group of great actors of older times. I found it much better than the first one.

 

Lets see if i can finish the two books before the end of the month.



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Posted on Fri, Sep 14, 2012 20:39

Quoting rmac22:

These are two books that I have read and now am considering rereading.  Not to imply that any of you need them.  More that I find them interesting and you all might too. 

 

So, the first and best one is,

 

“It is OK to say No: Breaking the chains of self sacrifice,” by Donald G. Smith.

 

This is about a number of scenarios where some one either did not say “No” and should have, said it finally after years of being put upon,  or where it was said when it first came up to great benefit. 

 

The other is,

 

“The book of No: 250 Ways to Say It – and Mean It and Stop People-Pleasing Forever,” by Susan Newman, Ph.D.

 

This is 250 examples, what’s going on, and how to say “No” for each.

 

Anyhow they are both worth reading, and sometimes rereading from time to time. 

 

RMac


Hi RMac,

 

These "no" books must be good books if you're re-reading them. Thanks for the suggestion. I'm sure they may be helpful to a lot of people reading this blog. I think I need one called, "The Book of Yes". ;-D

 

 

Just finished Save the Males. It was a trip down memory lane of the womens movement and how it has totally confused all the males in our society. Parts I liked, and others were just ho hum. It was especially interesting to learn how important the father relationship is for boys at certain developmental stages. If the father isn't present or if he is an emotional mess, it directly affects the way the boy will relate to women, or not relate at all, when he grows up. It helped me understand a lot about some of the men who have been in my life, including my father. Made me a little more forgiving knowing that they just don't 'get it' about certain things about women, because they never 'got it' and probably never will.

 

 

I wish the author would have gone into how the presence or lack of presence of the father effects girls, but I guess that will be a different book someday.

 

 

59 Seconds came in yesterday and so for I'm intrigued. Love how Richard Wiseman finds the creme de la creme of stuff we need to know about. Of course I read the sections on attraction and relationships first. Ha!

 

 

Got lots going on right now. Will check back in soon. Happy reading............ BeWell



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Posted on Thu, Sep 13, 2012 06:15

These are two books that I have read and now am considering rereading.  Not to imply that any of you need them.  More that I find them interesting and you all might too. 

 

So, the first and best one is,

 

“It is OK to say No: Breaking the chains of self sacrifice,” by Donald G. Smith.

 

This is about a number of scenarios where some one either did not say “No” and should have, said it finally after years of being put upon,  or where it was said when it first came up to great benefit. 

 

The other is,

 

“The book of No: 250 Ways to Say It – and Mean It and Stop People-Pleasing Forever,” by Susan Newman, Ph.D.

 

This is 250 examples, what’s going on, and how to say “No” for each.

 

Anyhow they are both worth reading, and sometimes rereading from time to time. 

 

RMac



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Posted on Sun, Sep 09, 2012 14:40

Quoting rmac22:

BeWell, having read further in the book, "59 Seconds: Think a Little, Change a Lot," by Richard Wiseman, I think you might find it useful; surprising too.  Seeing through some of the devices proven to influence us might be useful to all of us.

RMac

 



Thank you RMac! Looks like I need to put 59 Seconds on my hot list. Got some projects coming up soon that may take away some of my reading time, but I will be sure to check this one out...... BeWell



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Posted on Sun, Sep 09, 2012 14:35

Quoting Forever_Classy:

BeWell, my doctor recommended I read the book entitled:  HOW to ACHIEVE HEALTHY AGING by Neal Rouzier, M.D.

 

I am very impressed with Dr. Rouzier's book, he clearly explains that balancing hormones through natural hormones is essential to protecting us from degenerative diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, Alzheimer's, etc.  Extensive research supports his claim that natural hormone replacement is necessary for avoiding the pitfalls of hormonal changes related to aging.  That we can make aging a positive, healthy experience and that we can move through aging with health and vitality.  

 

I am about half-way through the book and love it.  I thoroughly enjoy the topic and the fact that the book is very well written....



Forever Classy,

I saw Dr. Rouzier on a talk show the other day. I think he was on The Doctors. They all agreed with him about hormone balancing. Interesting. I must read How to Achieve Healthy Aging too because I am really into health and staying fit. I just wish he would have selected a different title ;-D.... Don't like to face the fact that I'm on the downhill slope. ;-D.......... BeWell



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Posted on Sun, Sep 09, 2012 14:30

Sounds fascinating, Windrider! I love to read about things that are unexplainable. I'll put that one on my list for the future. Thanks so much for sharing....... BeWell



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Posted on Fri, Sep 07, 2012 15:01

Quoting BeWell..."Hi Windrider,
Sounds like interesting subjectmatter. Is Old Souls fiction or non-fiction? I wonder if he touches on the subject of soul mates and twin flames?................. BeWell"

 

 

 

Non-fiction.  
 
Tom Shroder accompanied Dr. Ian Stevenson, a physician and psychiatrist who was on a quest to prove to his peers that reincarnation is more than just myth...and to furnish evidence to that effect by interviewing children and adults who have past life memories. Shroder was chosen because of his ability to view and write about things in a totally objective way as a clear-eyed observer. They traveled to Lebanon, India and back home to Virginia in the Doctor's quest to document these stories, verify their truth, and try to prove to his peers that, as Shakespear stated in Hamlet: "There Are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy".

I firmly believe this is true. I've had personal experience with a friend's child who, when they were going over a stone bridge in the mountains near Magalia, California, told her mother when she was bigger she "drownded there"...her words, not mine. She also described what she was wearing. My friend stopped at a little town up the road and asked if a child had ever downed from that bridge and was told to go down the street to the history museum. She did, and found an old photograph of an 8-year-old girl who had fallen from that very bridge in the late 1800's and drowned. The picture showed the exact dress her daughter had described to her. Her daughter was about three at the time.

She wasn't much older when they were driving in the mountains and stopped at a lookout point to enjoy the view. Her daughter was about 4 then, and told her mother she "danced there when I was big", again describing the dress she wore. My friend, being who she is, stopped at the next gas station and asked if there had ever been anything at that lookout point. The old timer running the station told her in the early 1930's there had been a dance hall there, but it had burned to the ground and never been rebuilt...also that several people had died in the fire. Again, the dress her daughter described, was exactly the style that would have been worn at that time.
  
I could go on, recounting stories told by women about their children that run the same path. It seems to be more pronounced in children because, if they tell adults, most of the time they're laughed at, reprimanded, or accused of lying, so they just keep quiet and try to forget. Scientists that do buy into the theory believe that children who have 'invisible friends' are actually playing with spirits. That possibility has also proved true in many cases.

 

I find this subject fascinating and the information well presented in "Old Souls.


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Posted on Thu, Sep 06, 2012 16:42

Quoting easymantolove:

I am reading Project Everlasting.  It's a book by two bacherlors who travelled all across the US interviewing couples who had 50+ year marriages and asked them how they did it.

 

It's very enlightening, very well done and offers hope to those of us who still believe that marriage is a valuable institution.



Hi easymantolove,

Please share the secrets with us when you've finished your book about the marriage study. Sounds interesting.................... BeWell



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Posted on Thu, Sep 06, 2012 16:39

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At the moment I am really into Audio books they are great for on the go, as well as the books I can download to my phone. For me though, nothing beats the feel of a great book in my hands. Vigorously turning page after page, not stopping for a moment because you are so enthrolled about what the catalyst to this event may be, or what insane twist that lies ahead. That you can't even fathom how the author could write such a story that just keeps you wanting more, then BAM... He hits you with a twist you didn't even imagine was possible, then full concept of the story becomes clear. ahh... I live for those moments in a book!

My hard back book im reading right now is Islands in the Stream by Ernest Hemingway. So far this book is very descriptive and paints a wonderful picture of a divorced famous painter, Tom Hunter, who lives on a tropical Island as well as the relationships he has with the community. Im not too far in the book since I started in tonight and im only on page 58 but I can tell you this, it is a great read for the changing of seasons as they are described ever so realistically it is as almost like you are there on this island with him.



sboyle,

Welcome to the blog. I read Islands in the Stream a long time ago when I was on my classics kick. Glad to see you're enjoying a classic and listening to audio books. I used to travel and listen to many of them while on the road.................... BeWell



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Posted on Thu, Sep 06, 2012 16:36

Quoting rmac22:

BeWell, having read further in the book, "59 Seconds: Think a Little, Change a Lot," by Richard Wiseman, I think you might find it useful; surprising too.  Seeing through some of the devices proven to influence us might be useful to all of us.

RMac

 



rmac,

Thanks for the heads-up about 59 Seconds. I'll have to check it out. Just picked up an interesting book, Save the Males: why men matter, why women should care, by Kathleen Parker. Still waiting on several of your suggested titles to come in.............. BeWell



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Posted on Thu, Sep 06, 2012 16:32

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"Old Souls," by Tom Shroder. Riveting, if you believe in past lives, and interesting if you're wondering and open to the possibilities of their existence. These true stories are written as only Shroder can, with the style and detail that made him such a great journalist.


Hi Windrider,

Sounds like interesting subjectmatter. Is Old Souls fiction or non-fiction? I wonder if he touches on the subject of soul mates and twin flames?................. BeWell



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Posted on Wed, Sep 05, 2012 19:59

"Old Souls," by Tom Shroder. Riveting, if you believe in past lives, and interesting if you're wondering and open to the possibilities of their existence. These true stories are written as only Shroder can, with the style and detail that made him such a great journalist.


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Posted on Wed, Sep 05, 2012 14:18

BeWell, having read further in the book, "59 Seconds: Think a Little, Change a Lot," by Richard Wiseman, I think you might find it useful; surprising too.  Seeing through some of the devices proven to influence us might be useful to all of us.

RMac

 



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Posted on Tue, Sep 04, 2012 04:03

I'm glad I'm not the only person in the world these days that believes in the sanctity of marriage. When I get married it will be for life. No matter how hard it gets.



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Posted on Tue, Sep 04, 2012 03:58

At the moment I am really into Audio books they are great for on the go, as well as the books I can download to my phone. For me though, nothing beats the feel of a great book in my hands. Vigorously turning page after page, not stopping for a moment because you are so enthrolled about what the catalyst to this event may be, or what insane twist that lies ahead. That you can't even fathom how the author could write such a story that just keeps you wanting more, then BAM... He hits you with a twist you didn't even imagine was possible, then full concept of the story becomes clear. ahh... I live for those moments in a book!

My hard back book im reading right now is Islands in the Stream by Ernest Hemingway. So far this book is very descriptive and paints a wonderful picture of a divorced famous painter, Tom Hunter, who lives on a tropical Island as well as the relationships he has with the community. Im not too far in the book since I started in tonight and im only on page 58 but I can tell you this, it is a great read for the changing of seasons as they are described ever so realistically it is as almost like you are there on this island with him.



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Posted on Sun, Sep 02, 2012 15:17

I am reading Project Everlasting.  It's a book by two bacherlors who travelled all across the US interviewing couples who had 50+ year marriages and asked them how they did it.

 

It's very enlightening, very well done and offers hope to those of us who still believe that marriage is a valuable institution.



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