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Library Loot

 {my library stack of books}

Lil’ one and I took a trip to the library.  She has been showing me that she is old enough and responsible enough for her own library card.

She has always been my very capable girl, some of her first words were “I DO IT!!” followed quickly by “I do it MYSELF!” She lived for keeping up with her older sisters to show that she was a big girl just like them.  This caused drama many times when she was little, she really could not do everything her older sisters were doing.  But now, she is impressively responsible for her age.  She has learned to take that will of hers and apply it to just about everything she does, which makes her a very hard worker and a ‘get it done’ type of child.  It is quite a gift to see this, it feels like all that hard parenting work we did when she was a toddler paid off!  I love my strong, capable little girl.

{signing up for her very own library card}

We share a love for the library.  I have not been there in awhile.  Now that I own a Nook I have been busy reading on that.  I must admit, there is something about going to the library, feeling the paper of books, and walking away with reading material that is free and returnable, that is irreplaceable.  Love that.

Here are the books that caught my eye & came home with me:

by Benjamin Busch
A Memoir by a decorated U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer who served two combat tours in Iraq.  He uses elemental-themed chapters–water, metal, bone blood.  
by Scott Jurek
“My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness.”  This book caught my eye because he became a vegetarian in the middle of his story, and I have been running lately so I will take the inspiration that I know will come with reading this book!
by Drew Manning
I skimmed this guys blog recently and was intrigued with his story.  He purposefully got fat and then got fit again, documenting his story, to show people how he did it.  That is crazy!  I like a little crazy.
by Jorge E. Rodriguez, MD
“A cookbook and lifestyle guide for healing heartburn naturally.”  I got this book because my mom suffers from chronic acid reflux.  I’m hoping to find some solutions for her.
by Alex Mitchell
The cover of this book got me.  Then I thumbed through and the whole book is as beautiful as the cover. Plus, I love gardening books.
by David D. Burns, MD
“The Secret to Making Troubled Relationships Work.  We all have someone we can’t get along with, whether it is a friend or colleague who complains constantly or a relentlessly critical boss, an obnoxious neighbor, a teenager who pouts an slams doors…”  This books claims to present an entirely new theory of why we have so much trouble getting along with each other and how to overcome it.
by Scott Barnes
“Amazing transformations using the secrets of the top celebrity makeup artist.”  I’m a licensed cosmetologist, so this book is right up my alley.  Great photography & practical, usable tips!
Do any of these books catch your eye? What have you been reading??
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  • Anonymous
    September 15, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Amy, just wanted to let you know that some library systems are now checking out Kindle and Nook material. Yet another source for free reading material. 🙂

    • Amy Bowman
      September 17, 2012 at 5:51 pm

      Yes! I have yet to check this out, but so excited about it.

  • Anonymous
    September 15, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Wow, I was going to comment that it’s a small world as Ben Busch was a high school friend of mine – then I saw that he himself commented. So VERY small world! He’s an excellent writer – hope you enjoy it!

    • Amy Bowman
      September 17, 2012 at 5:51 pm

      pretty cool, huh? I’m about 1/3 in…love his perspective on life, not only opens mine, but he has taken me back to my childhood and how I thought about the world in my early years. Great writer.

  • Anonymous
    September 14, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    The Acid Reflux Solution book is excellent—-I just had it out the library. Had some very good explanations and suggestions. Highly recommend it. The author writes from both personal and professional experience.

  • Anonymous
    September 14, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Dear Amy,

    I am honored that Dust to Dust caught your eye. I just so happens that the entire book is built to give you my eyes back into the world….so here’s looking at you. I hope that it reawakens some memories along your own journey and places you back in the landscape with wonder.

    Live forever,

    Benjamin Busch

    • Amy Bowman
      September 14, 2012 at 4:43 pm

      Whoa what an honor to hear personally from the author! I will now be skipping all others and going straight to yours. You just made your very personal story more personal, can’t wait to dive in.

  • Joanna
    September 13, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    I definitely want to read “The Acid Reflux Solution” book. We’ve prayed for God to just heal my husband’s reflux. He has taken Prilosec every day for 5 years now. Perhaps God will use this book. Have you started reading it yet?

    • Amy Bowman
      September 17, 2012 at 5:49 pm

      not yet! So sorry to hear about your hubs. A reader commented below about the book…sounds like a good one!

  • Larissa
    September 13, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    some hints for your mom—if she drinks caffeine it relaxes the valve at top of stomach and lets acid come into the esophagus. this includes chocolate, so she may want to go caffeine free. taking a lot of decaf drinks equals a caffeine drink as decaf only has to be below a certain mg. and too many equals mg in regular drink. if she takes prilosec, etc. that should be taken an hr before first meal of day so it is on an empty stomach. take with full glass of water. this lets it work and stop acid before eating, which stimulates the acid for digestion. also, never eat right before lying down—wait 1.5 to 2 hr. as gravity shifts the pressure to the top of the stomach and that valve opens and acid comes up. some people elevate head of bed for sleeping and that helps. losing weight also helps a lot of people.

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