I have recently bought a load of books to help me complete my Level 3 Diploma in Diet and Nutrition. So far I have really been enjoying dipping into the books and finding out more facts.
The books are:-
Nutrition for Dummies by Carol Ann Rinzler
The Optimum Nutrition Bible by Patrick Holford
Your Body’s Many Cries for Water by F. Batmanghelidj, M.D.
You Are What You Eat by Dr Gillian McKeith
The Digestive System by Margaret E. Smith and Dion G. Morton
Prescription for Nutritional Healing by Phyllis A. Balch
So these are the books for my course, I do not think I will read them cover to cover but I will definitely be using them a lot. The Water book I have started reading from the beginning and so far can not put it down.
Super excited about my new books as they are to do with my upcoming honeymoon. Yes the husband and myself have finally saved enough for our dream honeymoon and we are going to Hawaii! As you can see in the photo Pan our cat is really not bothered by my new books.
This meant that we had to get some holiday guide books and so I immediately bought two with the best reviews. One for Hawaii in general and one for Maui where we are staying. I hope they will be good. I have had a flick through and already found a list of activities I would like to do, not entirely sure my husband agrees with some of the choices, but we will see.
This is the first Eyewitness Travel guide I have had but it had excellent reviews on Amazon so I hope it proves useful.
I think this should prove to be good as I know a few fellow book dragons who love the Lonely Planet guides. Don’t think I will be surfing like the person on the front cover though.
So here are my new books that I will be reading and planning with soon.
I will also be looking for books to read when I am on the plane for many, many hours so any recommendations would be gratefully received. Also if you have been to Hawaii or live in Hawaii please feel free to recommend places to visit. Would love to hear other people’s opinions on places. Thanks.
Lady Book Dragon.
Yesterday on our way back from Wells we visited the National Trust property Tyntesfield, which was stunning, possibly one of the best National Trust properties I have visited so far.
A brief history before we get to the books. Tyntesfield was purchased in 1844 by the merchant William Gibbs as a country retreat for his family. The Gibbs family made their fotunes from Guano, or dried bird poo, which the Victorians used as fertiliser. The house was in the family for three generations and each generation made their mark on the house by expanding it and adding extras. Richard Gibbs was the last Gibb in residence and sadly passed away in 2001, the National Trust then bought the house in 2002.
Whilst we were there we checked out the second hand book shop and the main National Trust shop and I managed to buy quite a few books. In my defense some are very small books.
In the second hand book shop I started off inside and to be honest I was not that impressed. However as I went outside my husband spotted a complete set of Penguin 60’s. These little books were published in 1995 for Penguin’s 60th Anniversary. After some research I discovered this set with the orange spines are based on 20th century writting and that the black set which I am now hunting down is based on classic writing. The whole set cost me £25, well my husband £15 and myself £10, I only had change and I didn’t think at the time the lady taking the money would be impressed with £25 in change of varying sizes.
The set is gorgeous and in rather good condition. I certainly can not wait to start reading them.
The next two books I bought were in the main shop.
A Poem for Every Day of the Year Edited by Allie Esiri
I’ve seen this book a few times and after having a little look through I thought I would buy it and read a poem a day. Still trying to further my knowledge and understanding of poetry.
This is the guidebook done by the National Trust. When I visit new places I always like to get the guidebook and read it when I get home. It helps me absorb more about the visit and helps me remember for the future.
So here is my book haul, I hope you like it.
Lady Book Dragon.
Yesterday we went for a little wonder around Much Wenlock. We had a nice lunch, a browse through the antique store and of course we ended up in the book shop.
I love the second-hand book shop in Much Wenlock, because not only do they have amazing books, they also have two cats and a beautiful collie dog you can cuddle. Sadly, yesterday the cats were out, presumably enjoying the sunshine but the collie dog was in so I had some woof woof cuddle’s.
I only bought one book, I was restrained. I’m not sure how long my restraint will hold out at this rate as I have a huge list of books I want to get. So here is the book:-
The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories by Tim Burton.
Teddy thought he would help model the new book.
To be honest I never knew Tim Burton had written any books so this was an exciting find. I can not wait to read it.
I leave you with a lovely picture I took yesterday of the cherry blossom.
Lady Book Dragon.
This post is a little late but the busy week has taken its toll on blogging sadly.
On Thursday we had to go and do some errands and somehow ended up in Waterstones! No idea how that happened. Anyway my hubby and myself came away with just two books, we or rather I was restrained.
There were two books I was actually after and sadly I never managed to get either. The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths was one of them and the other was Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey. I am currently watching The Expanse on Prime and would love to read the books.
I am not ordering books at the moment because I just keep buying so I am only buying books from the shops, one day off from work a week will slow down my book buying hopefully.
Anyway here are the two books we bought:-
Humble Pi by Matt Parker
I must admit this was my husband’s choice and I’m not entirely sure I will read it. He started reading it as soon as we got home and so far he loves it.
Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot
This was my choice and I am so happy I got it! I will be posting more on this book soon.
I would love to hear people’s thoughts on these books. Please feel free to comment.
Lady Book Dragon.
On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts by Thomas De Quincey
About the author
Thomas De Quincey was born on the 15th August 1785 and died on the 8th December 1859. He was an English essayist best known for Confessions of an English Opium-Eater.
The provocative early-nineteenth-century essayist casts a blackly comic eye over the aesthetics of murder through the ages.
So on to the fourth Penguin Little Black Classics book and this one really took me out of my comfort zone. I picked this book up thinking normally I would never dream of reading a book about murder being a fine art and to be honest after this I do not think I will read another book about murder being an art form.
I did struggle a great deal with this book and I really did not see the comic side in it that is mentioned in the blurb. I found it very hard to get into and very disturbing that people seem to enjoy studying murder. I also did not like the fact that murder was referred to as an art form. However it wasn’t all bad, I did find certain little stories inside it interesting, for instance the story about Descartes was very interesting.
I think it was a disturbing essay and it made me wonder what type of mind Quincey has to come up with this essay. However the essay was an eye opener about things that were happening in that point of history. However I didn’t really enjoy the book and wouldn’t read it again. This is why sadly I have only given the book 1 Dragon out of 5.
To purchase this book from Waterstones please click here.
Lady Book Dragon.
As I have mentioned in previous posts, I do enjoy a good short story and have been reading the free Jeffrey Archer short stories on Kindle. Well after a bit of research I discovered they are all in a book and so I bought the book. As much as I love my Kindle, I only really use it when out and about, otherwise I much prefer a real life book.
New book is:-
The New Collected Short Stories by Jeffrey Archer
I will continue to review the individual short stories but I now will be reading them on both formats, I’ve also noticed there are short stories in the book that are not on the Kindle, which makes me very happy.
Happy reading everyone.
To purchase this book from Waterstones Click here.
Lady Book Dragon