Saturday, June 19, 2010
52 Books Week 35
46. How To Read A Book by Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren
I received a bit of flack about reading this book from my family. They thought it was ironic that I, being such a bookworm, would need to read a book about how to read a book. If you read this I recommend that you use a book cover.
47. The Gabriel Method by Jon Gabriel
I quit my low carb diet and have sworn off diets for the rest of my life, so I read this book. I lost most of my baby weight a few years ago(and then had three more babies and gained more baby fat) by eating quality foods and using visualization so this method is not new to me. You can download his evening visualization cd from the website for free. I highly recommend trying it. I used to always fall asleep while I visualized but with the cd you can fall asleep while your subconscious listens.
48. Washington Square by Henry James
I didn't like this book. The characters lack depth and you are left wondering about who they really are.
49. The Schwarzbein Principle II The Transition by Diana Schwarzbein
Another diet book. I've been following her advice for the last two months. I think I'm going to try to let go of counting and worrying over how much of each protein and carb I am eating at each meal and listen to my body instead. I was thin no matter what I ate before and after my first child so I know my body knows what it needs to do to get back to how it should be.
50. The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
I read this to see if it would be good for my preteen to read. I really enjoyed this story. It made me thankful for how much easier life is today but also made me long for the simplicity of life long ago. This book would be a good read for a mature 10 year old to adult.
51. The Shaping of A Christian Family by Elisabeth Elliot
Loved this. It is on my reference and reread shelf. Elisabeth tells about her childhood and how her home was ordered. She also tells about how her mother and father grew up. It is encouraging and full of ideas for how a Christian family can live. I loved reading her mother's reminisces about her childhood and how she raised her family.
52. Ransomed Dreams by Sally John
I will be posting a review of this book soon.