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