Friday, May 4, 2012

Perfect Picture Book Fridays

Some of my Perfect Picture Books from the library.
Today is Perfect Picture Book Friday. I hope you'll stop by Susanna Leonard Hill's blog to check out today's list.

I'm not adding one this week, because all the books I'm reading are recommendations from the Perfect Picture Books list.

Of course, I had to check out the Gluten-Free Cupcakes book.
My other reading time has been filled with cookbooks and diet books. I'm not going on a diet, but most of the books are selling a quick weight loss answer. I've been squeezing these books into my daily routine for more than a month in anticipation of a doctor's recommendation. This week, we were told Hubby may avoid surgery, if we eat a Paleo diet (think cave man) or remove gluten from our diet.

So, we're reading the cookbooks including the ones screaming about weight loss. I'm smiling when someone says, "I would just die if I can't eat bread." And, remain grateful for public libraries where I can check out all these books for free to see if they are something my family can use.

Hope you have a great weekend. What are you reading?

24 comments:

  1. Good luck with your new food regime. Avoiding surgery by trying a new diet would be ideal.
    I'm reading The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour now. Great YA read!

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    1. Dawn, The Disenchantments sounds like a good book.

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  2. Gosh that's a coincidence, hubby just had surgery to remove his gall bladder, (he'll love me for telling you since he hasn't even told his mom :P) and it probably good have been avoided with a better diet. He has to do a lot of entertaining at lunch with clients, and has no self-control (he'll love me for saying that too :) Good luck!

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    1. Catherine, I hope hubby recovers well (you don't have to tell him that so he won't know we're talking about him). We've discussed cupcakes a lot in relation to the diet changes. We like a tasty treat, especially around birthdays.

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  3. I want a world where I can eat whatever I want and still be skinny.

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    1. Michael we may have to make that world up on the page or just pull out pictures from our youth.

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  4. I hope hubby can avoid surgery. I have completely changed my diet for improved health, and I feel amazing!
    Reading? What is reading? I don't think I've read for pleasure in months. Jessica Bell's String Bridge is next on my list, though.

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    1. Susan, You've been so busy with the release of your book — Fractured! I doubt anyone gets much reading done during release/blog tour weeks. Glad to hear the changes have worked for you.

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  6. I want to eat chocolate every day and not gain weight. ;)

    Right now, I'm just finishing up a book of poetry by Billy Collins. Then I have an ARC to read and review. Busy, busy!

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    1. Dana, Chocolate every day would be great, but I tend to "gain weight." Books of poetry are always nice.

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  7. I'm finishing up Hunger Games. I saw the movie, and decided to read the book. I'm enjoying it.

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Sherry, My sister tells me I must read the Hunger Games. Enjoy.

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  8. Great idea! I think we all need to take a day off and read all of the books we've added to our TBR list. Good for you.

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    1. Patricia, Yes and I've added more to my list after Friday and reading these comments.

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  9. I already eat gluten free, and my doctor says it's good for everyone. Hope things go well!

    ~Debbie

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    1. Thanks Debbie for talking to us about it on Saturday!

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  10. I've been gluten free for over 12 years. It's not so bad:)
    Good luck with it!

    Barbara
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers

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    1. Thanks Barbara. We're finding we are in line with many things already. Just those pesky breads and cupcakes.

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  11. Hi Stacy. Good luck with the diet changes. I've been reading a lot of ebooks on eating raw (no raw meats), just lots of wonderful fruits and veggies. I've done a juice cleanse and a raw food cleanse, but afterwards went back to eating like I normally did. Yesterday I finally made the commitment to stay with a raw diet. Instead of mourning all the things I was giving up, I can be excited about all the wonderful things I will enjoy and the good health that will be mine.

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    1. Good luck with your changes Susanne. If you need to check in, I'm here as I'll be changing the way I eat too. The first grocery store trip was interesting.

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  12. Yes, good luck with the diet changes. The Paleo diet is not one I've heard of. Cave man - like all protein, fresh fruits, veggies? What am I reading - finishing a Jules Verne tale.

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    1. Yes Karen it's the cave man diet — lean meats, vegetables and fruits. No legumes, dairy or grains as I've understood it. That's why we'll be doing the gluten free.

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