Mini Book Review: Educated by Tara Westover #Book Review #Educated #Audible

Educated

By Tara Westover

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This book captivated me! I listened to it on Audible and don’t have a very detailed review for it, but I highly recommend this one.

Tara grew up with her family of survivalists in the mountains of Idaho without a formal education, connection to society, or doctors. Her parents didn’t want the children in public schools and chose to remain hidden from the ‘evil’ government. They kept busy preparing for the end of days.

Educated is an incredible story and it’s written very well. It was emotional and hard to read at times, but I found myself truly enthralled from beginning to end. This book actually reminded me of The Glass Castle in some ways, but this was even more extreme.

The biggest takeaway for me is that Tara, even with all the backwardness of her upbringing and the abuse she endured, develops a love for learning and moves on to get a PhD from Cambridge. It’s thought-provoking.

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Book Review: Jesus Skeptic by John S. Dickerson #JesusSkepticBook #JesusSkeptic #Christian #BookReview @ReadBakerBooks

Jesus Skeptic 

By John S. Dickerson

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My thoughts:

If you are a skeptic who does not believe in God, you are safe here.
If you were raised as a Christian but are no longer sure what you believe, you are safe.
If you like Jesus but not the church, this book is a safe place for you.
If you are tired of Christianity being defined by bigots and political parties, you are safe too.
I have been all these things and more…

I was completely hooked with this book from the very first pages. Hands down, it’s one of the most compelling books I’ve ever read.

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Music Monday: Lynyrd Skynyrd “Call Me The Breeze” #MusicMonday #BreakingBad #ClassicRock #Music #ElCaminoMovie #ElCamino

Music Monday-

This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday.


Last time I shared:

Alanis Morissette “Thank U”

Today’s share:

Lynryd Skynyrd “Call Me The Breeze”

Huge Breaking Bad fan here! I was so excited to watch the new Breaking Bad movie El Camino over the weekend. It was really intense. The soundtrack is interesting too. I don’t want to spoil anything, but this song fits so well where it’s introduced right before a revenge scene.

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My Thyroid Healing Update #5 – Medical Medium Anthony William – Thyroid Healing – Liver Rescue -Celery Juice #MedicalMedium #Thyroid Healing #AnthonyWilliam #Healing #Hashimotos #Anxiety

*Follow all of my updates on my Thyroid Healing Page by clicking here…*

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On January 12th, 2018, I shared my book review for Thyroid Healing by Anthony William, and I also shared my story about how I’ve struggled with anxiety and autoimmune disease. If you haven’t seen the original post and would like to read it, you can find it by clicking here. You can also follow all of my updates by clicking the link at the top of the page.


Wow! I’m super late with this update. I’ve received multiple emails requesting an update and hadn’t planned on it being this late. A month ago I started writing it up and it seemed like every time I sat down to write up my update, something would happen and I’d be pulled away. Sorry! 

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This update is considerably long, but hopefully you can bear with me.

I’m happy to say that I don’t have any major negative happenings to report other than the return of some 1-3am anxiety, a few palpitations, and a few headaches. Right now I’m on the same medication dose as last time (137mcg daily alternating 150mcg every third day), and things have been fairly stable. My weight is obviously where it’s going to stay now and I’m unsure if I’ll ever get down to just taking 137mcg daily. My doctor suggested trying to take 150mcg just two days every week, and taking 137mcg all other days, which I recently tried, and it was disastrous! I was having adrenaline rushes in the middle of the night, muscle cramps, and I couldn’t sleep. After trying that dose for two weeks, I quickly switched back to alternating 150mcg every third day again. Unless my thyroid can pick up the slack, which isn’t likely, I may have to continue alternating forever. Getting down to 137mcg daily is a goal for me because alternating this medication is for the birds; I don’t like it one bit. I’m back on the higher dose now and have been for about 4 weeks. (See my recent labs from Friday, Oct 10th below)

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Book Review: A Cowboy’s Lady by Debbie Macomber #BookReview #Romance #Fiction

A Cowboy’s Lady

By Debbie Macomber

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My thoughts:

Taylor has just moved from Seattle to Montana after taking a teaching position at an elementary school. She’s feeling a little unsure about the relocation, but everyone seems to be happy with her being there; for instance, everyone around town is talking about her (specifically how beautiful she is). Once Russ, a local rancher hears about this, he just has to meet her. When the two take one look at each other it’s love at first sight, but the problem is that they butt heads on everything under the sun.

I happened to be online looking up cowboy romances after seeing an intriguing review for a different book, and this book popped up. Of course the rating on this book is 4/5 stars, and she’s a favorite author, so I was sold. Cowboys, Montana, romance–it’s exactly the sort of read I was looking for. Usually Debbie Macomber books are favorites, but this one wasn’t what I expected.

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Flower Friday: Camphorweed Heterotheca subaxillaris #FlowerFriday #Camphorweed #Flowers

I discovered Flower Friday while visiting Lorilin@Bugbugbooks and decided to begin sharing some flower pictures from our gardens along with some information about them. Please check out Lorilin’s blog if you haven’t already for book reviews and more!


Last time I shared Marigolds and Pumpkins.  Here are other 2019 shares:


Today’s share:

Camphorweed (Heterotheca subaxillaris)

I thought twice about sharing these because they aren’t spectacular, but I do find beauty in them.

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The daisy-like flowers remind me of dandelions and daisy fleabane. They’re quite lovely actually and the bees love them.

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