Books Read in October 2016

I did a fair amount of reading this month. I have a new goal to read one book a week and I followed that plan pretty well this month. I should do the same for November; over the weekend, I downloaded 18 books (free & paid) onto my Kindle! I have a choice amount of books now, for sure!

Books Read in October 2016

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Of course, I read the third book in the “Mark of the Lion trilogy,” As Sure as the Dawn. Like the other books, this one was very long but I breezed through it very quickly. Still, when it was over, I was sad. I didn’t want it to end! I will remember these books for a long time. Here are the other books I read this month:

Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction. This book is a collection of essays about the history of flash fiction, defining flash fiction, and some ideas/tips on writing flash fiction. Very good book.

Nobody wants to Read Your Sh*t. Steven Pressfield does it again. This book is to the point, full of personal antidotes, and teaches the reader how to write. LOVE this book. (Even if the title is a little gruff!)

Home Remedies: 37 Ways to Use Epsom Salt. I remember my mother and others in my family using Epsom salt all the time but as a grownup, I never did. A saw this on a free book list so I figured I would get it. (Who doesn’t love free books?! LOL!) There are a lot of great uses for Epsom Salt many of which I didn’t know.

Prolific Publisher: 7 Strategies I have Used to Publish Over 50 Books in 7 Years. I just started this but it is very good so far! I may actually get it finished in the next couple of days which is why I am including it as part of this month’s books.

How about you? What are you reading? Do share!

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Books Read in August 2016

I read three books in August:

Image by Hermann (2014) via Pixabay, CCO Public Domain

Image by Hermann (2014) via Pixabay, CCO Public Domain

The Incubated Author: 10 Steps to Start a Movement. I have to be honest and admit that I had trouble getting into this book. I did glean some insights but I didn’t like how she characterized Jesus in the book. I get why she portrayed Him that way but He is so much more than that.

The Paleo Manifesto.  I read this book before. There are some aspects of the book that I think are “out there” but I am looking to eat more “cleanly” and figured I could get some ideas from this book if I read it again. I did. The biggest takeaway is that I need to be more firm and committed to cutting out the sugar.

Profit First. I have also read this before. However, I am participating in Tina Forsyth‘s Profit First course and this book is the basis of the class. If you are looking to take control of your finances or looking to put together a budget that actually works, this book is a life changer.

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Books Read in May 2016

I am getting a little tired (a.k.a. burnt out) with doing full-length book reviews. Don’t get me wrong, I still love to read and I still love to encourage others to read. However, I have been doing book reviews for a (between my personal blog and this one) while and need a change. Therefore, starting this month, I will do monthly recaps of the books I have read (or are reading) with snippet reviews.

Books Read in May 2016

Ironically, I didn’t read all that much in May. I man finishing up the home school year with my son and busy with other things that I didn’t really have the chance to do a lot of reading. But, I did read three:

Next: How to start a Business

NEXT: How to Start a Successful Business That’s Right for You and Your Family. The book didn’t add much insight into starting a business per se but it did offer a lot of inspiration and encouragement. My favorite part of the book is when she shares her struggles and journey that helped her discover her business of choice.

Fasting: Intermittent Fasting for Beginners (The book doesn’t seem to be available any more). I am not actually a beginner with intermittent fasting as I followed this method for a while a couple of years ago. It really helped me lose weight but for various reasons I stopped. I have decided to do intermittent fasting again and remembered I had this books sitting in my Kindle so I decided to give it a read. The book was okay but I was disappointed that it didn’t mention the fasting method I used in the past (fast-5).

Fast-5 diet and fast-5 lifestyle

The Fast-5 Diet and the Fast-5 Lifestyle. This is the book I first read about intermittent fasting. I had a copy from a few years ago that was offered free on Dr. Herring’s website. I re-read the book and inspired once again to give this method a try. It definitely works: I’ve lost 5 lbs so far. 🙂

Hopefully, next month will be better for me, reading wise. I have several books that I want to read so I just need to carve out the time. What have you read lately? Do share!

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