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url 2018-01-18 09:20
Conscious Parenting Free this weekend
Conscious Parenting: Mindful Living Course for Parents - Nataša Pantović Nuit
Conscious Parenting - Nataša Pantović Nuit

Conscious Parenting Book Quote about Kids and Truth

A child has a deep longing to discover that the World is based on Truth. Respect that longing.  In our attempt to help children grow into Inspired Adults, we wish them to carry the Youthfulness of their Souls, and the Wonders of Childhood into their old age.'

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Source: www.amazon.com/Conscious-Parenting-Mindful-Mindfulness-Training-ebook/dp/B00U8V75SQ
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text 2018-01-04 17:41
Which book project to tackle in 2018?

Yesterday while i was in my car running some errands Hector Berlioz's "Rob Roy Overture" came over the radio. Listening to it reminded me that I still have David Cairns's two-volume biography of the composer sitting unread on my shelves. It's right next to the three volumes of Alan Walker's biography of Franz Liszt, which I started a few years back but had to set aside, and near the three volumes of Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago, which it has long been my intent to read.


Thinking about the Cairns volumes and the others left me contemplating about how to make the best use of my 2018 reading resolution. Over the years I have envisioned a number of reading projects, yet once I acquire the books for them the urgency dissipates, in no small part because once I own the titles I can start them anytime I want. It's a nice feeling to know that they're there when I'm ready, but the number of projects that are piling up is a sign that I need to turn intention into reality.


So this year, I'm going to find some time to undertake at least one of them. These are the ones that I'm thinking of starting soon:


Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago

Cairns's Berlioz biography (plus music)


Walker's Liszt biography (plus music)


John C. G. Röhl's Wilhelm II


Robert Skidelsky's John Maynard Keynes (plus related writings)


Completing any one of these would give me a feeling of real accomplishment; it's just a matter of deciding which one to do. Feel free to chime in on which one you would most like to see me undertake, as you'll encounter the results in your feed later this year.

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text 2018-01-02 05:52
My 2018 Reading Resolutions

I hate resolutions -- except when it comes to reading! So here are mine for the upcoming year:

1. Rein in my podcasting and its related reading requirements. I love podcasting: the free books, the opportunities it provides to interact with amazing authors and to give their books greater attention, and the ways in which it has pushed me. But as I noted in a previous post, I need to rein it in. The flip side of reading so many recently published books is that it's taking me away from older titles that I've long intended to read. If I want to get to them, then the first step is to keep the number of podcasts at a manageable level. Of my reading resolutions, this will be the hardest one to keep, but it will be key to my success in keeping the others.


2. Whittle down my "to-read" list. Isn't the TBR pile both the joy and bane of every reader's life? It is the unconquerable mountain of promise, scaled with intent and hopefully never to be surmounted because then we will have run out of books to read. For me, though, the "to-read" lists on sites like Booklikes is different, as mine is a mix of books I want to read but not own and ones that I started but need to finish. The bigger mine is, the more it annoys me and prevents me from adding to, so this year I'm going to make more of a concerted effort to shrink it by reading some of the titles on it.


3. Read more non history/biography nonfiction. I love love love reading nonfiction for the ways in which it broadens my understanding of our world.When it comes to doing so, I favor the historical approach, but I've long appreciated that it cuts me off from a lot of knowledge that I should discover. So this year I'm gong to read some nonfiction that isn't just history, starting with Daniel Lieberman's The Story of the Human Body and moving on from there. Even if I only get to 3-4 books, I'll be richer for the experience.


4. Read poetry! Last April for National Poetry Month, I resolved to start reading poetry -- right as the month was coming to an end. I don't need an event to read poetry, (well, I shouldn't anyhow), but I'm going to make an effort this April to incorporate more poetry into my reading diet. I certainly have plenty of poetry books in my collection; it's simply a matter of taking one off of the shelf and reading it.


So, those are my goals. Now it's time to start meeting them!

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text 2018-01-01 17:47
2018 Goals and Shutting Down for Review Requests!


I ended up reading 184 books in 2017, surpassing my goal of 150. I did not include short stories, but novellas, graphic novels and audio books ARE included. 


Goodreads says I have read 48,691 pages, but I read a lot of audiobooks and those are not correctly listed as far as page count on GR. Still, that's a good amount of pages and I'm happy with my totals.


My goals for 2018, (as you may have guessed by the title of this post), are to stop requesting ARCS from NetGalley and Edelweiss, and to stop accepting review requests.


Last year, I challenged myself to read 40 of the books I already own and I only read 7. That's pathetic! It's because I was too often distracted by ARCs and because I want to help independent and/or lesser known authors. While I still enjoy helping out when I can, I would like to meet my goal of reading 40 books I already own this year. I'm gonna do it, dammit!



Of course, I've already requested and scheduled books up until June of this year, but I hope to keep the last half of 2018 to myself. Hopefully I'll do a better job of it this year!


Lastly, I loved playing all the games we had this year. Booklikesopoly, Halloween Bingo and the 16 Festive Tasks all were a BLAST! This year, if any of these games come up again, I should be able to participate more as my reading schedule won't be so tight. 


Happy New Year everyone and good luck with all of your reading goals!

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text 2018-01-01 11:00

It's been a really long time since I was last on BookLikes. To be honest, it's a simple matter of being forgetful. I forgot I even had an account here, until recently, when someone reminded me.


Now...I'm back!


I hope you all had a great Holiday season. Things were nice and quiet here at home. We had some family round and enjoyed a nice family Christmas. We'll be having an even quieter New Year, as my mum is working, so our celebrations will be delayed until the next day.


I've figured out a new schedule for this new year, so expect to see a lot of book recommendations, thanks to my reviews for Divine Magazine and Netgalley, as well as some teasers and promo posts for my own writing. I'll slip in the occasional 'inspirational' post.


So here's to a new year, new goals, and new friendships.


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