Greetings and good morning. Hope everyone is well & had a weekend of delights & pleasures.
I have worked on my Winter Reading List & I have a final selection list, all I can borrow from the library. Several books I have on my list I got from others' blogs - so in advance thanks for the reading referrals. In no particular order, certainly not in reading order & some were on the list early on & I have now read:
Tanya Talaga - Seven Fallen Feathers, Racism, Death & Hard Truths in a Northern City
Jeffry Archer - This Was A Man
Ian Rankin - Set In darkness
Ruth Hogan - The Keeper Of Lost Things (read)
Doublas Coupland - Eleanor Rigby
Meik Wiking - The Little Book of Hygge (Read)
Meik Wiking - The Little Book of Lykke (Read)
Jamie Ford - Love & Other Consolation Prizes (Read)
Anne Frank's Diary
Alexandra Kuykendall - Loving My Actual Life (on request)
Alexandra Kuykendall - Loving My Actual Christmas (on request)
Elizabeth Buchan - The New Mrs Clifton
Rachel Jeffs - Breaking Free; Escaping FLDS Polgamy (read)
Raquel Jaramillo - Wonder
Rick Yancey - The Last Star
I just finished "The Keeper of Lost Things" by Ruth Hogan. (thank you to Ruth at:This West London Life, for recommending the book). This is a delightful book, one that you wish the people were real & could enjoy tea with. I particularly like the little short stories within the story, which help to tell the main story.
Last weekend Mr Man & I decided we had been too cooped up & the weather was not pleasant enough for any outdoor fun, so off we went to wander the closest mall to us. After a couple of laps around, we got cups of tea & decided to sit & people watch. While we sitting in the food court area, an older gentleman asked if he could sit with us. We gave each other that knowing look of "oh boy" but it turns out Wilfred was a delightful stranger. He is 81 years old, been a widow for 8 years & was once a professor at the university teaching plant biology having retired 6 years ago. We chatted with him for about an hour & in that time he told us all about his research which Mr Man found most intriguing because Wilfred used lab equipment that Mr Man's company built/builds, services & installs. A most delightful hour & we both thanked The Universe for such a diversion. Wilfred reminded me of the character, Anthony, in the book "Keeper of Lost Things".
Another hot topic in my life is that I am exploring hypnosis for my anxiety issues. It's part of Focus & Intentions for 2018. I know a couple of people that have done hypnosis for smoking cessation & had much success with the process. I cannot find anyone to give me their experience with hypnosis for anxiety. Have any of you ever done hypnosis?
In the shopping cart this week I bought this DVD, on sale: Restorative Yoga. I have been looking everywhere locally for an actual yoga class that has restorative elements. Right now everything is hot yoga and/or stone yoga, neither of which appeals to me. Makes me wish that teleporting was a real method of travel so I could participate in Deb's yoga classes; My Yoga Friend Deb
Also this week in the shopping cart my latest craze & crave: Baked Original Goldfish, not the flavoured kind, the plain delicious ones!
"Lasting change does not happen overnight. Lasting change happens in infinitesimal increments, a day, an hour, a minute, a heartbeat at a time." Sarah Ban Breathnach