a few books

Yet again, we’re late to the party. Made a pact to post once every week day and lo and behold, life happens. When life is happening all around you, thinking the best thing is to simply take part. So, we took part, and left the blog for a while. At the end of the busy day when it’s time for the face plant, or now because of auto correct the ‘face plate’, both the same position, there’s been a few books we’ve been reading and enjoying:


  • Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar–Your Brain’s Silent Killers David Perlmutter, MD with Kristin Loberg, recommended in a comment by a reader, thank you, dear reader. After decades of struggling with body and eating and inevitably passing those thoughts along in the DNA, vowed I would never buy into the diet or weight loss industry with full consciousness again. Never ever, and never say ever we suppose. This book, while resisted for a while, is now on the iPad and even downloaded the accompanying cookbook. We’re all about good food, and if it’s food that protects the brain, bring it on. We get Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle site on our feed, and even today her headline, have yet to check in, reads ‘why diets fail‘. Could not agree more, even without reading. So totally anti-diet and anti quick weight-loss schemes, never ever. Grain Brain, a good and conscionable read.


  • Still Alice Lisa Genova. Full on tears, in public. We’re sure Julianne Moore is perfectly captivating in the movie, just haven’t gotten there yet, so the book it is. Put this one on the iPad as well, and couldn’t put it down. Openly sobbed. Honestly, this could be any of us. Actually had to pause at the corner today and look at the street light color before crossing, why doesn’t the brain register green or red quickly? WTF, should I stay or should I go?


  • the life-changing magic of tidying up the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing Marie Kondo. Alright, so this could be the manifesto: take every single garment you own and put it on the floor hold it in your hands and decide if it brings you joy, or not. Joy? Keep. Not? Discard. Wow, this could take some time, and good thing, the author gives you six months to do her work. For us that would take a lot of floor space, yikes. Wouldn’t it be life-changing to only have clothing in your possession that brings you joy? While it feels so persuasive and cleansing, actually and honestly know it would be a lot of work, so, for the time being still reading and contemplating. Good ideas, are we ready to go there? Put it all on the floor at once and decide does this piece of clothing bring me joy?

Every day dress, a few books.

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