Thursday, August 11

Good reads

The other day I came across this article that explains why avid readers tend to live longer. Well that's certainly good news! I've been reading from a very early age with little encouragement from anyone. I guess I'm naturally drawn to books. These days, what with running a small business my reading time has reduced somewhat, usually reserved for the evenings. I always have a pile of books from diverse genre on my bedside table to choose from. The following books are a few of my current favorites!

1. The idle traveller by Dan Kieran
The art of slow travel. An enjoyable read about how to make the journey more meaningful and fun. 

2. DIY magic by Anthony Alvarado
Learn to access deeper levels of creative thought with unusual techniques. Inspiration for artists, writers and creatives.

3. If you only knew by Kristan Higgins
As far as chick-lit is concerned, Higgins is one of my favorite authors. A pleasant end of summer read with a few twists that keep the story from being predictable :)

4. Thai Vegetarian Cooking by Anne Johnson
This is quite an old book, but the recipes are easy to follow, and most importantly require minimal cooking time. Perfect for busy people who appreciate the flavorful Thai veggie cuisine.

5. The Feline Mystique by Clea Simon
A blend of historical, cultural and literary references to the special bond between women and cats.

6. Omens by Kelley Armstrong
If you're a fan of the Bitten series (the books, not the TV series) then you might want to give this book, part of the new Cainsville series, a try. Features a clever female protagonist with psychic abilities.

7. The Divine Matrix by Gregg Braden
I've read several of Braden's books. This is an older one which I am re-reading. This is mind-expanding stuff and in light of the recent horrific events all over the world a beacon of hope.

What books have you read lately? Any recommendations? Do share in the comments!

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  1. Thanks - I am always looking for new, different books to read! I started reading to my children when they were just a few months ago, today they are all very avid readers also.

  2. Thank you for sharing Duni. I need to start reading more. I seem to only do so while going to sleep at night. The fiction books sound like great ones to get lost in (the reason I like reading). The Divine Matrix sounds intriguing. Anything that can give us some positivity these days is a beautiful thing!

  3. That's a nice selection of books. I do all my reading on my kindle. I take it everywhere I go and whenever I have to wait for anything I spend the time reading plus I read on my breaks and lunch at work

  4. Liebe Duni,
    das sind interessante Bücher, wobei mich das mit den Katzen gerade am ehesten anlacht :O)
    Ich wüsnche Dir einen schönen Tag und einen guten Start in ein wunderschönes Wochenende!
    ♥ Allerliebste Grüße , Claudia ♥

  5. Schon vom Bildeinband sind dies wunderschöne Bücher, liebe Duni!
    Ich wünsche Dir einen schönen Tag und ein noch schöneres Wochenende!
    Liebe Grüße

  6. That is quite the variety of books! I love reading too and always have to read before bed. On stressful days I read for an hour or two in the afternoons just to get away for awhile. I started reading 'Big Magic' by Elizabeth Gilbert last week. It's supposed to help people unlock creativity and it's actually very inspiring!

  7. great picks Duni! are you on Good Reads (the website for readers)? let me know as I'd love to connect with you over there!

    1. I'm not on there (yet)! Do they ship overseas?

  8. Hallo liebe Duni,
    eine bunte Mischung und sehr interessante Bücher sind dabei. Ich bevorzuge deutsch-sprachige Bücher und habe gerade "Die Eismacher" von Ernest van der Kwast gelesen. Ein wundervolles buch, ganz passend zum Sommer und spannend geschrieben.
    Viele liebe Grüße, Synnöve

  9. OMG! Life is too short to read all the luscious goodness out there!
    I remember the excitement of learning to read as a young child. It's magic!
    I am always reading multiple books at a time. I listen as well, or I'd never be able to read very much. Most of my "book in hand" reading is done in bed before I go to sleep, so it can take a long time to get through one book. That book is usually the one I'm reading for my book club.

    And now you've added to an already impossibly long list!
    I'm definitely going to check out the Thai cook book, since Thai is probably my favorite cuisine.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. I just requested some of these from the library. Unfortunately, the Thai book was not available. (now on Amazon wish list!) I see she's written a book on Indian cooking as well.

    1. Yes! Amazon has it :)

    2. I too was trying to find the Vegetarian Thai Cookbook, as one of my son's is a Vegetarian - the other a Vegan. Now I know where to find it! Thanks!

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  13. I haven't read any of these!!! That's really exciting because I'm always on the lookout for new books. Honestly, a couple of the books I've read lately are pretty silly and not even all that good, but I'd started the series so I thought I'd finish it! I'm hoping to start a new book while waiting at the doctor's office today, I just haven't decided which one yet.


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