New Summer Reads: ‘Shrinkage’

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I just got my copy of Bryan Bishop’s new book Shrinkage, his first-hand humorous account of dealing with brain cancer and a tumor in the middle of his young thriving eventful life which appeared to be on the road to huge success… Some may know ‘Bald Bryan’ as he’s called from the Adam Carrolla show, and here he tells his story about how strong the human spirit is, and how powerful laughter is as medicine. Continue reading

{Bits+Bytes for the Weekend}

Bonjour, mes beaux amis!

It’s a short week for us in the US since Friday is the 4th of July.  This weekend my other half and I decided to take it easy this weekend for some time to catch our breath after lots of recent travel, work and general chaos.  Some of that ‘take it easy’ time will include some reading (I’m about 3/4 done with Philip K. Dick’s The Man In the High Castle), as well as catching up on some TV/movie watching!

.And hopefully we squeeze in a few healthy activities too – which reminds me, I’ve been meaning to share my Breakfast Boost smoothie recipes! Here’s the first of a few recipes I’ve been tweaking:

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I’m In A Book Club!

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We The Animals by Justin Torres

When I was a kid, I loved reading. Sadly, as the world wide web rapidly began growing during my early college years, so the time I spent reading began to conversely wain.  I’ve recently tried being more introspective and conscious of my limited free time by actually unplugging more often in hopes of making more time for what I used to love so much.

So when a friend asked if anyone wanted to create a book club, I immediately raised my hand. Last Sunday we had our first club meeting, where I met and laughed with some wonderful other young women who were definitely smarter than me and so inspiring.

Our first book, We The Animals by Justin Torres, was a quick-read about a young boy growing up poor in the 70s with his family of three coming-of-age boys and extremely young parents trying to find their way through a rough life. What started out as a light story quickly turned quite dark and startling by the end. I won’t give anything away, but <spoiler alert! not really but kinda> it left me very much afraid for the vulnerability of children. Yeah, it’s a Debbie Downer, but an excellent book no less. The club agreed that our next book would not be so depressing.

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Debbie must have read We The Animals too… my sentiments, exactly, Debbie.

What should we read next? Now taking recommendations!!

Merci, mes amis!!  Hope you have a wonderful week!!

♥ – LBH