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The Power of Habits, Why We Do What We Do by Charles Duhigg

My interest in habits continues and so I went back to the book that started it all. The Power of Habits reminded me that I had the power to make my life infinitely easier by building around good habits. SYNOPSIS A young woman walks into a laboratory. Over the past two years, she has transformed… Continue reading The Power of Habits, Why We Do What We Do by Charles Duhigg

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NonFiction Friday: The Poison Squad by Deborah Blum

My favorite nonfiction writer is back with another book on poisons! The Poison Squad was slow to grab my attention but once it did I could not put it down. SYNOPSIS From Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times-bestselling author Deborah Blum, the dramatic true story of how food was made safe in the United States and… Continue reading NonFiction Friday: The Poison Squad by Deborah Blum

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Nonfiction Friday: Code Girls by Liza Mundy

We called on them and relied on their intelligence and perseverance for the most vital code breaking work during World War II and then told them it was their patriotic duty to return home. This book had me mesmerized for every minute and only served to spurn my curiosity about the women codebreakers of WWII.… Continue reading Nonfiction Friday: Code Girls by Liza Mundy

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NonFiction Friday: Undefeated

This middle grade story of the early days of football has all the elements of a Hollywood or Disney hit movie. An unparalleled talent, a football genius, and a team that refused to quit came together to give us the sport of football as we know it today. SYNOPSIS Jim Thorpe: super athlete, Olympic gold… Continue reading NonFiction Friday: Undefeated

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If At Birth You Don’t Succeed: My Adventures With Disaster and Destiny by Zach Anner

People aren't inspirational simply because they exist in a way that makes other people uncomfortable. Instead, Zach Anner's story will motivate you because of his positivity, smart and sarcastic sense of humor, endless pursuit of adventure and continuous personal growth in a way that no neurological injury ever could. SUMMARY Comedian Zach Anner opens his… Continue reading If At Birth You Don’t Succeed: My Adventures With Disaster and Destiny by Zach Anner

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Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death by Caitlin Doughty

This quick and oddly enjoyable book provides no nonsense, frequently humorous, answers to questions about death. The questions may be posed by children but the answers are definitely mature! SUMMARY Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death. What would happen to an astronaut’s body if it were pushed out of… Continue reading Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death by Caitlin Doughty

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NonFiction Friday: Quackery by Lydia Kang, MD and Nate Pedersen

This brief history of the worst ways to cure everything is the ideal nonfiction primer on the many ways humans have attempted to extend and enhance their lives through the years. Written by a practicing medical doctor, Lydia Kang, and historian / librarian, Nate Pedersen, the book reads like a duo of friends explaining to… Continue reading NonFiction Friday: Quackery by Lydia Kang, MD and Nate Pedersen

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Nonfiction Friday: Cary Grant, A Class Apart by Graham McCann

Graham McCann's autobiography of Cary Grant carries the reader through his life from birth to death with intimate looks at every stage. I have loved Cary Grant since the first time I laid eyes on him and this book did nothing to shake that love. SYNOPSIS A biography narrating how the English working-class boy Archie… Continue reading Nonfiction Friday: Cary Grant, A Class Apart by Graham McCann

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Nonfiction Friday: Burnout, The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski

For a term I had never heard of before, "Burnout" is my new go-term term for being at the edge of insanity. This engaging and insightful book is a must read for women everywhere who are just about to give up. SYNOPSIS Burnout. Many women in America have experienced it. What’s expected of women and… Continue reading Nonfiction Friday: Burnout, The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski