Saturday, September 29, 2007

October's Book Club

Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil

Our latest book club read is, again, a non-fiction work. Debbie Rodriguez details her journey into Afghanistan in a compelling and inspiring memoir. I'm half-way through, and don't want to put it down. Debbie's life is fascinating (she married an Afghan man she'd known for less than a month!), but honestly, the book is not superbly written. However, it has made me wonder, "Do I see my gifts as a tangible way to serve others in need? Am I thinking outside "the box" concerning avenues in which to use my talents?"

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Thursday's Thought

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me-C.S. Lewis

What are you currently reading?

Saturday, September 22, 2007

7 Things...

...your dog shouldn't eat:
1. Chocolate-3 oz of dark or 7 oz of milk could kill your dog.
2. Alcohol-even a small amount could give send your dog into a coma.
3. Grapes-cause renal failure, but not sure why
4. Coffee-Raises a dog's heart rate and triggers seizures (hm, sounds like some PEOPLE I know!)
5. Macadamia nuts-even a few can cause tremors or paralysis in a dog's hind legs.
6. Garlic and unions-break down a dog's red blood cells and cause kidney failure

Amazing what one can learn while reading! The crazy tidbits were discovered while browsing "National Geographic Magazine." Thanks to my granny, I now have a monthly subscription. I have officially gone from book lover to book nerd.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Book Report

Now that I am officially the "book review" blog, I figured I had better post the latest read of my book club.

Title: Freakonomics
Authors: Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner

Freakonomics is a wonderfully quirky, yet analytical view of previously unanswered and unthought (is that a word?!) of questions. Levitt masterfully looks at data to discover the hidden links between two seemingly unconnected issues or people. While I don't agree with some of Levitt's moral stances, I do find his writing intriguing.

What made crime plummet in the 1990's? What makes a perfect parent? Why do drug dealers still live with their mothers? Well....Read Freakonomics to uncover Levitt's data-supported theories!

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Support the Cause

I just bought mine...Check out these cute (and super functional) insulated lunch bags from lean cuisine! They are only $9.95, and that's the final cost. No shipping, handling, or tax added on! $5 of every sale is donated to the Susan G. Komen foundation. They are only on sale for a limited time. Order quickly, as they really do sell out!