Currently Reading

Lose the Clutter, Lose the Weight: The Six-Week Total-Life Slim Down by Peter Walsh

I was already a fan of Peter Walsh from his Oprah days.  I like his no-nonsense approach, his ideas, and his Australian accent. 🙂

“This is the first-ever step-by-step manual that helps you deal with the physical clutter that’s invaded your home, the food choices that have led to extra pounds, the lack of exercise that has left you less fit than you’d wish, and the lack of focus that keeps you from living the fullest, richest life possible. The 6-week program in this book will give you the tools you need to look deeply into your household and into yourself, and then make the changes that will create a healthier, happier new normal… the science linking an overcluttered lifestyle to poor health and fitness has become especially compelling. Researchers have been digging ever more deeply into the emotional causes of clutter and obesity, and they’re finding many mutual factors.” (Taken from the book’s introduction)

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  3. christina says:

    i am currently reading 3 books (although not as often as i would like). the first one is “the strangest man” by farmelo about paul dirac. dirac was a physicist who had some remarkable insights about the atom and the nature of the universe. but he had some social issues (surprise). anyway, i have stagnated in this one around the 1940s. the second book i’m reading is “the big burn” by egan about the formation of the national parks and the forest service in the U.S. during the 1910s. the book focuses on a huge wildfire that helped release the hold that the timber barons had on the forests. teddy roosevelt plays a big part, and he is a truly fascinating character (allegedly skinny dipped in the potomac with the ambassador to france and the head of the forest service). the last book i’m reading, although i’m only about a chapter in is “prague cemetery” by umberto eco. i simply love his writing and his narratives. but i will admit, his sentences are somewhat dense and i have to be really awake and attentive to read and follow his stories–ergo why i’m not very far in that one. 😉 folks who are interested might want to read eco’s “foucoult’s pendulum”–an historic mystery novel that includes science and secret codes and a better pay off than the “davinci code.” i SOOOOOO love to talk about books–what a nerd i am! 🙂

  4. Ooh do I wish we could go have coffee at Politics & Prose and chat about all these!

  5. christina says:

    me too–except i think P&P is closed now. 🙁 but there’s always kramer books!

  6. Rebecca says:

    Add this to your reading list: My Own Country by Abraham Verghese. SOOOO good. Congrats on the blog, my dear!

  7. Did he write this before for after Cutting for Stone? My mom just gave me that one and so you tell me which to read first. 🙂

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  13. Naomi says:

    Not simultaneously for sure, though I do that sometimes. I like to immerse myself in a book completely. And then pick up another one and another after that. 🙂

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