Right now, I’m reading…

Next to dogs, books are one of my most favorite things.  I wrote yesterday about my new library experience and even posted this picture of a pile of library books.

IMG_0809So what’s in this pile o’ books?

From the top:

1.  What Do Dogs Know? by Stanley Coren.  If I was to judge the depth of dog’s knowledge by the length and size of this book, I’d say there’s not much to the canine brain, but I know better.  This is a fun collection of stories about all kinds of dogs in all kinds of experiences.  A quick read that leaves me wanting to know more and more.

2.  Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver.  I haven’t started this one yet, but it’s been recommended to me by several people.  Stay tuned.

3.  Herbal Dog Care by Randy Kidd, D.V.M., Ph.D.  I must confess, I thought this book was about making herbal shampoo for dogs.  I should read the book descriptions better.  Instead it’s a comprehensive guide to complete herbal health care of your dog written by a veterinarian.  And I love it!  I will always take my dogs to the vet if needed, but it’s nice to arm myself with a bit of information.

4.  The Pawprints of History by Stanley Coren.  This book is all about dogs who have played significant roles in the lives of many historical figures.  I just started, but already I know it will be a book I won’t be able to put down.

5.  A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.  I know I’m revealing my inner nerd with this book, but I love to read about science.  This book has it all:  geology, chemistry, paleontology, astronomy and particle physics all presented in a way a non-science person like me can understand.

6.  It’s All Too Much by Peter Walsh.  In my ongoing effort to be more efficient, I picked up this book.  Apparently it’s an ‘easy plan for living a richer life with less stuff’.  We’ll see.

7.  168 hours – You Have More Time Than You Think by Laura Vanderkam.   This is an excellent book.  I’m a third of the way through and already I’m convinced that I do have enough time for the projects I want to accomplish and that I waste more time than I’m willing to admit.

8.  The Organized and Inspired Scrapbooker by Wendy Smedley and Aby Garvey.  I recently heard Aby Garvey interviewed in a podcast and was inspired to get her book.  They cover everything from developing a philosophy of how you scrapbook that should eventually inform your organization to storage ideas and workspace solutions.

9.  175 Fresh Card Ideas by Kimber McGray.  I spotted this book while I was pulling the Organized and Inspired Scrapbooker off the shelf.  A little inspiration every now and then is a good thing.

What are you reading at the moment?

Grace

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“Will you be reading any books with recipes for dog treats?”

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One Response to Right now, I’m reading…

  1. Love it! I have a ALMOST one year old (he’ll be one the 13th) Chocolate lab, who is-mind you, 100+ pounds! He’s a little knucklehead, we couldn’t love him more though 🙂 These books look great, I’ll have to look for them!

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