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February Bookshelf

I’m a little late in posting about the books I read for February but I just got back from an 8 day cruise vacation! My first cruise ever! It was completely wonderful and I’ll be posting about it soon so stay tuned but that is the reason for my absence on the blog as of late.

Anyway, I am keeping up with my reading resolution for this year and the books I chose to read in February were good ones! I finished The Kingmaker’s Daughter, which I started in January and reviewed last month. I also started and finished D is for Deadbeat and The Kitchen House. I am currently reading Mindless Eating, which is not really a diet book as much as it is an “awareness” book. It’s been enlightening so far. I’ll review that one at the end of this month but here are my reviews for February:

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January Bookshelf

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One of my resolutions for 2014 is to read more books. I have always loved reading but recently, especially last year, found myself reading less and less. A typical weekday consisted of coming home from work, doing some errands around the house, maybe working on my blog or doing some freelance work, cooking dinner and then plopping myself in front of the TV and eventually falling asleep. Towards the end of last year a few coworkers and I were discussing different books we had read and I realized how much I actually missed reading! The last book I read in 2013 was The Happiness Project and I started it in July and didn’t finish it until December! The problem wasn’t that it was a bad book. I actually really enjoyed it and you can read my review here. The problem was I wasn’t making time for reading. Watching TV is a mindless activity that helps me unwind after working a full time job, juggling social events and trying to keep up with errands and housework and I don’t intend to give that up. But reading actually can be very relaxing too. Plus, it’s better for your brain than watching TV for obvious reasons. Continue reading

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