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Are you reading any good books lately?

Friday, February 21, 2014

I love to read and it's also fun to see movies of books I have read. I read the book Philomena and then watched the movie with Judy Dench. It was really done well and my DH even enjoyed it. Yesterday we watched Book Thief which I thought also was done well after reading the book. So two good movies I can recommend. Now I am reading The Traitor's Wife. It is reminding me a bit of Gone with the Wind with the period clothing and such. So any of you out there read and if so have you read a good book you would recommend lately?

Wow, yesterday I ate what I thought to be a light calorie day(tracked everything) but for some reason up a pound....I know it's only temporary but isn't it weird when you eat light and actually don't really enjoy it but you think you need to change things up and not eat the same thing over and over again. So you didn't really enjoy the meal (had a big salad with chicken) and then you gain. It's a total pain in the butt. I am sure as we always say it's the salt or maybe I had a reaction to the green beans or something. Oh well won't let it bother me...I am at goal is 105 where I feel best with my tiny bone structure. I am making country ribs in the crock pot for DH today and I was going to have some but I think I better go back to my cream of buckwheat for dinner instead.
That is the thing for me about maintenance and weighting everyday. When I go up I can just adjust and go back to doing what I know works for me that very day before things go totally out of control.

Hope you all are doing well and eating healthy.
Have a terrific day.
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JULIEABIGAIL 2/23/2014 12:21AM

  dear sallie,
sorry that it has taken me a while to respond. i love this blog, love book talk! today, through eyes swollen with tears and breaths ragged with sobbing, i finished herman wouk's "inside, outside." i recently read and loved zora neale hurston,'s "their eyes were watching god," but it took me a while to get into the rhythm of the vernacular. my partner and i each read our first gore vidal book, "kalki," and and we both found it utterly interesting, provocative, and well written. in the fall, i read and loved, "georgiana, duchess of devonshire" by amanda foreman. it is a (non-fiction, of course) biography of a fascinating woman who happens to be the great, great, great aunt of princess diana. i love historical fiction and non-fiction about england from king henry viii's time and about phaoraohnic egypt, but one of my all-time favorites is the "outlander" series by diana gabaldon. i LOVE love stories and romantic historical novels (spare me the sex scenes, please!) the history of which are extremely well researched (like philippa gregory's books).

when do you leave for copper canyon? many of our san miguel friends have been there and have raved about it. journey safely there and to PA; may you enjoy every moment.
warm regards from melaque, julie.

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JANIEWWJD 2/22/2014 12:39AM

    Right now I am reading "Sins of the Mother" by Danielle Steel. I love her books!!!! Your one pound will be gone tomorrow, believe me!!! Have a great day and enjoy your meal!!!!
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LOLA_LALA 2/21/2014 8:36PM

    Yours sound like intriguing reads, Sallie! I read almost all non-fiction and biography, so I probably wouldn't be a good source of recommendations. (My latest read has been Scott Stossel's "My Age of Anxiety," about his lifelong struggle with just that conundrum. It's complex and wide-ranging in dealing with what we've learned thus far about this problem.

I think that if anyone on Spark has mastered healthy, custom-designed eating, it's you! So, not to worry about those occasional one-pound gains you get; I believe they're just water-weight fluctuations having more to do, perhaps, with sodium-level shifts, if I had to guess. You eat wonderfully healthfully! emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 2/21/2014 8:28PM

    I like action romance like men in special forces or firemen who rescue women . I also love vampire novels, I love it when the guy thinks he is rescuing the girl but it turns out to be the other way around. I love to read about strong women, my weight is not where I would like it to be, but it is down five pounds from last winter. soon it will be less when the warm weather comes and I do more exercise , I hope to be 10 pounds lighter . I love maintenance not lol

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123ELAINE456 2/21/2014 8:05PM

  No I'm not reading any books right now. Sorry. I would stay on your regular diet and that way You will know that you will be okay. Hope that your day Is Fantastic too.. Enjoy the weather too.

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MSLZZY 2/21/2014 5:38PM

    I am rereading my Reader's Digest Condensed books but should just go to the library and look for something new. Maintenance is a pain but who wants to go back to the way things were before? Not me!

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BATCHICK 2/21/2014 1:20PM

    I just finished Kafka on the Shore, I really enjoyed it. I'm reading the Wind-Up Bird Chronicles now by the same author, Haruki Murakami

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SLENDERELLA61 2/21/2014 1:12PM

    I just finished The Funeral Planner. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I read The Book Thief not long ago, but haven't seen the movie. Appreciate the recommendation. The Storyteller is next on my reading list. My daughter really liked it.

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TRYNAGAIN194 2/21/2014 12:46PM

    just finished reading Iris Johansen 3 book series :book 1-Taking Eve book 2 :Hunting Eve book 3 Silencing Eve.
problemly the only series of hers that I will read.
as my weight goes well I'm not losing at the moment. But I ain t giving up either!!

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TRYNAGAIN194 2/21/2014 12:45PM

    just finished reading Iris Johansen 3 book series :book 1-Taking Eve book 2 :Hunting Eve book 3 Silencing Eve.
problemly the only series of hers that I will read.
as my weight goes well I'm not losing at the moment. But I ain t giving up either!!

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NANA2JONEMIMAT 2/21/2014 12:45PM

    Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine

In her long-awaited new book, Laura Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in Seabiscuit. Telling an unforgettable story of a man’s journey into extremity, Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit.

I've started reading more non-fiction books this past year and I enjoyed this one immensely. Hardcover is 473 pages and they just flew by.

(Read 84 books in 2014 and this was one of the top books)

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JANTHEBLONDE 2/21/2014 12:36PM

My weight fluctuates 1 to 3 pounds every single day! If you're up a pound today and will be down a pound tomorrow! "no worries" You are such an inspiration! You rock girl! Sending you lots of hugs today!
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LIS193 2/21/2014 12:22PM

    I like anything Ken Follet, Jeffrey Archer (great deal on Kindle on the Clifton series recently) historical romance, I enjoyed Geraldine Brooks' "People of the Book" and some of her other books. For light reading I like Robyn Carr, Susan Wiggs and Carla Neggers. I love to read and go though about 2-5 books a week depending what else I'm doing.

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1CRAZYDOG 2/21/2014 12:21PM

  You are right to realize that weight fluctuation happens in response sometimes to what we've eaten. Me . . . I am pretty much a "boring eater" I suppose . . . eating the same groups of foods, but it works for me, I don't feel deprived and my weight is just right for my tiny bones too!

So, do what makes you feel the best!

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GAYEMC 2/21/2014 12:19PM

    I'm lookinf forward to reading the Book Theif but with moving I'm thying to read through some of my many dead tree books so I can get rid of them. Won't be downloading any Kindle books until I do.

I love buckwheat pancakes but have never heard of Cream of Buckwheat until you mentioned it. I've been looking for it everywhere with no luck. Maybe I should Google it.

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JODROX 2/21/2014 11:57AM

    I just finished Khaled Hosseini's And the Mountains Echoed and highly, highly recommend it.

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MELTEAGUE 2/21/2014 10:36AM

    It depends on what genre you like, I have been reading a lot lately but it depends what you like. I have been reading a bit of dystopia, historical novels and a biography!

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NEW-CAZ 2/21/2014 10:30AM

    My weight went up 8 pounds Sallie and I can blame anything and everything but truth be known I'd become complacent and not weighed-in for a while. It didn't take long to realise, tight jeans informed me, and i've ditched 4 of those pounds already..just by focusing.
I'm happy for my weight to vary by a pound or two but not EIGHT emoticon emoticon

Would love your recipe for country ribs! sounds yummy! emoticon

By the way Dame Judy is a favourite of mine, wonderful actress

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JAROL7 2/21/2014 9:42AM

    YES - "Thou Shalt Prosper" by Rabbi Daniel Lapin

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