|I actually tidied it up and put some books away.|
There is usually piles of books on the floor,
In Karen's own words:
"As well as hearing about your new jim jams, I also want to hear about or see your bedtime reading. What book is on your bedside table or loaded onto your ereader? Graphic novel, YA fiction, trashy mag, sewing book – bring it on. I work in publishing, I love hearing about these things! We can all get loads of new reading recommendations, as well as pyjama inspiration."
I rarely read fiction when I get into bed, because once I start reading a novel I do not stop until it is finished. There are obviously exceptions to this, but if the book is less than three hundred pages I will finish it in less than a day. Most of my bedtime reading is nonfiction. Lately I haven't been reading many novels at all.
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts-Gabor Maté. If you have or know someone with addiction issues, this is a must read. A friend of mine actually has two copies, one for her and one to lend out. A real eye opener.
The Power of Habit-by Charles Duhigg. I love this book and I can't recommend it highly enough if you have habits you wish to change. Helped me make the decision to join my gym.
The Happiness Project-by Gretchen Rubin. Really good, fun read.
Flip the Switch-by Jim Karas. One of the rare books to get you mentally prepared to start a diet or lifestyle change.
Flip the Switch-by Robert Cooper. I only bought this because I had one already with this name and I thought it was funny. This book is more about the chemical processes of losing weight and how to help them along. The two books work quite well together, one is the mental aspect and the other physical.
Tastebuds and Molecules-Francois Chartier. The Art and Science of Food, Wine and Flavor. This book was named the Best Cookbook in the World in the category of Innovation at the 2010 Paris World Cookbook Awards. If you are a foodie you should read this or at least take it out of the library.
Death Comes to Pemberley-by P. D. James. As a diehard Austen fan, I loved this.
Some of you with good eyes may notice some of these books have library stickers on the spines. Be assured I did not steal these. Our local library has a massive book sale every year and sells books (donated and discarded from the library system) for the grand price of $1. One year our household spent $200 on books. The sale takes place over three days and I have actually booked days off to be able to go everyday, sometimes more than once a day.
This is just a very small selection of the books in our house. If anyone wants to ask about any book pictured her but not mentioned, please don't hesitate to ask.