Saturday, 26 May 2012

Chris Jenner: Fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome

Written by one of the UK s leading consultants on pain control, this authoritative, yet easily comprehensible book, delivers a high level of understanding and practical advice to the lay reader. Highly recommended. Manage your Fibromyalgia by becoming an expert patient.

Certainly keeps its blurb promises. A good handbook to be read and re-read and re-read again.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Paul Torday: More than you can say

Traumatised by a tour of duty in Iraq, Richard Gaunt returns home to his girlfriend with very little of a plan in mind. Finding it difficult to settle into civilian life, he turns to drink and gambling - and is challenged to a bet he cannot resist. All he has to do is walk from London to Oxford in under twelve hours. But what starts as a harmless venture turns into something altogether different when Richard recklessly accepts an unusual request from a stranger ...

I only got this book as part of a Buy 2 Get 1 Free. I saw the author's name on the book and immediately thought I'd like it, considering how great "Salmon fishing in the Yemen" was. If I'd looked more carefully at the blurb, I certainly would not have chosen this novel. However, I really enjoyed the story. It was a little hard to read at times, when the story turned to Richard's experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan. Overall, though the adventure story-line captured my interest and kept me going. A fascinating read after all.

Friday, 4 May 2012

Alfred Komarek: Zwölf mal Polt

Alfred Komarek erzählt zwölf neue Geschichten rund um den Weinviertler Kult-Gendarmen Simon Polt. Dabei spannt er einen weiten Bogen von Polts prägenden ersten Tagen im Gendarmeriedienst bis zu seinem späteren Leben als Ermittler im Ruhestand, Ehemann und Vater. Mit seinem unnachahmlichen Gespür für Landschaft und Leute des Weinviertels erzählt Alfred Komarek von den Dörfern und Kellergassen des Wiesbachtals und erlaubt seinen Leserinnen und Lesern neue Begegnungen mit Polt und den liebgewonnenen Menschen um ihn herum: mit der allwissenden Gemischtwarenhändlerin Habesam und dem Winzer Höllenbauer, mit Karin Walter, der Frau an Polts Seite und natürlich mit seinem Kater Czernohorsky.

12 Kurzgeschichten rund um Polt. Interessante und lustige Krimilektüre für zwischendurch.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Tracy Klehn: Prayer starters for busy Moms

When Tracy Klehn's two children were under two years old, she began to pray. Now she shares with other moms what she learned, including the power of praying for their children, families, friends, and themselves. Each of the twelve sections focuses on a different aspect of prayer along with creative ways to strengthen a mother's faith. This book helps women focus on prayer - still leaving them time to get the laundry put away!

Again, I was looking for inspiration to help me become more faithful and spiritual. I loved this book. It's full of short sections on how to talk and listen to God and how to improve one's spirituality. I am already working through some of those suggestions and I will continue doing more over the next months...