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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Yarn Along 6/10

I should call it books along cause that's pretty much about all I have to share of what I have accomplished these past two weeks.
I did finish one Spa Washcloth and did a few more Make-Up Remover Pads but I mainly listen to a good many books on my drive from Northern California to Northeast Oklahoma... a 1900 mile drive. Since I was by myself it takes a little longer, 3 days. So in 3 days I was able to finish "The Girl On The Train"
Then finish "The Blue Zone Solution"
Started and finished "Crying Blood"
And I'm 3/4 of the way done with "Healthy Brain, Happy Life"
I would like to give my opinion of these books and a description by the publisher. 

The Girl on the Train

I enjoyed this book but I love mystery's. It kept me wondering who is involved and what was going on. It was a great book to listen to.

The Blue Zone Solution

I have a thing for nutrition so I read and study a lot on this subject. I have read years ago about longevity of people who live in Okinawa and this book also talk about the people of Okinawa and other places, Has some really good recipes also

Dan Buettner, the New York Times bestselling author of The Blue Zones, lays out a proven plan to maximize your health based on the practices of the world's healthiest people. For the first time, Buettner reveals how to transform your health using smart eating and lifestyle habits gleaned from new research on the diets, eating habits, and lifestyle practices of the communities he's identified as "Blue Zones"—those places with the world's longest-lived, and thus healthiest, people.

With this book’s audacious belief that the lifestyles of the world's Blue Zones could be adapted and replicated in towns across North America, you’ll be inspired by the specific stories of the people, foods, and routines of our healthy elders; understand the role community, family, and naturally healthy habits can play to improve our diet and health; and learn the exact foods—including the 50 superfoods of longevity and dozens of recipes adapted for Western tastes and markets—that offer delicious ways to eat your way to optimum health.

Filled with moving personal stories, delicious recipes, checklists, and useful tips that will transform any home into a miniature blue zone, The Blue Zones Solution is the ultimate blueprint for a healthy, happy life.

Crying Blood

I find these a fun read, with a lot of detail of here in Oklahoma. They are very entertaining and this is the 5th in the series

In the autumn of 1915, Shaw Tucker, his brother James, and their sons, go on a hunting trip to the derelict farm his stepfather had bought years before. Instead of a quail, Shaw’s dog, Buttercup, retrieves an old boot with the bones of a foot inside. Buttercup then leads the men to a shallow grave and a skeleton with a bullet hole in the skull. That night, Shaw awakens to see a pair of moccasin-clad legs strolling by his tent flap. He chases the intruder, who has disappeared so completely that Shaw wonders if he imagined it. Had he also imagined the ghostly voice that called his name? After he returns home, Shaw can’t shake the memory of the disembodied legs and the ghostly voice. His concern is justified when he realizes that someone – or something – has followed him home. His dread turns to relief when he captures a young Creek Indian boy who says he is Crying Blood. The boy had followed Shaw, hoping to find a white haired man who killed his brother. Shaw ties the boy up in the barn, but during the few minutes he is left alone, someone thrusts a spear through Crying Blood’s heart. Who murdered a boy right under Shaw’s nose? The law is on the killer’s trail, but Shaw Tucker has a hunch about the identity of the white-haired man who called his name. Only Shaw’s wife, Alafair, might be able to forestall his dangerous plan. So when the opportunity arises, Shaw sends her on a wild goose chase. As soon as she is out of the way, he sets out to confront the killer.

Healthy Brain, Happy Life
Product Details

I am finding it very interesting, not sure if I would of enjoyed it as much if I have been reading this instead of listening. I have learn a lot about the brain and how our body/mind connection is so important.

A neuroscientist transforms the way we think about our brain, our health, and our personal happiness in this clear, informative, and inspiring guide—a blend of personal memoir, science narrative, and immediately useful takeaways that bring the human brain into focus as never before, revealing the powerful connection between exercise, learning, memory, and cognitive abilities.

Nearing forty, Dr. Wendy Suzuki was at the pinnacle of her career. An award-winning university professor and world-renowned neuroscientist, she had tenure, her own successful research lab, prestigious awards, and international renown.


  1. I am so impressed with the quantity of books read/listened to. I really struggle to get any reading done.

  2. That's a pretty impressive variety of reading material.


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