over50feeling40: What's On My Desk....and A Book Giveaway!
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Sep 21, 2014

What's On My Desk....and A Book Giveaway!

This September has been one of the busiest I have experienced in a long time.  This blog is quite active….and that is a good thing.  It keeps me running with fun opportunities I can bring before the audience and even with more audience interaction…I welcome all of the new readers and thank you for joining us.  Yet, all areas of my life are very busy…my day job as a high school teacher, parenting, grandparenting, writing, and relaxing…no wait, there hasn’t really been any relaxing!!

So, my desk is piling up and I decided to go ahead and share the books with you waiting to be read…because they each look very good and the author of the last one has sent an extra copy for one of you to enjoy!!

Let’s get started…..

I am really looking forward to reading, The Digital Mystique: How the Culture of Connectivity Can Empower Your Life - Online and Off.  Since this is the world I currently reside in the most, I look forward to the observations of author and digital media innovator, Sarah Granger. 
 "A digital native since 1982, Granger examines how digital media shapes our everyday lives in permanent and powerful ways—and then uses her expertise to help people of all experience levels learn, grown, and thrive by way of the internet, social media, and mobile devices. 
Granger focuses on helping people understand their digital lives and offers advice that is helpful for those who might be new to the space—as well as those who are already engaged online. With a section specifically for seniors, The Digital Mystique would be perfect for your readers. I’d love to hear if you might be interested in a review, excerpt, or author Q&A for September. Let me know if you’d like a review copy or PDF of the book. I’d be more than happy to send! 
As a widely published journalist and digital media innovator, Granger is the ideal expert to discuss how information technology impacts all of us. Her writing has appeared in ForbesHarvard Business ReviewSFGateThe Huffington Post, and BlogHer, and she’s been featured on CBS News, Good Morning America, and NPR."


 The No-Nonsense Bone Health Guide is a book I must read soon...especially since I have Osteoporosis and currently take a medication this author says could have many consequences associated with it.
I do believe it is important for us to be informed of all sides of these issues in order to make the best decisions with our medical professionals.
Lani Simpson has specialized in bone health for more than 25 years, and has written this book for bones of all ages.  She researches which foods and medicines might hurt, and which ones will help bone health.  I just might sit down with this one later today...I think it just might be a must read!


Last, but not least, in this busy, crazy, over-booked world, we can all use a little humor and entertainment.  Enter  Many Paws for women...believe it or not, this is a pop-up book for midlife!!
It's a rush to your senses with fun graphics and prose about wrinkles, sagging, hot flashes, and all the challenges of aging.  This is a fun gift book or bedside companion!  Author, Susan DeGarmo has found a way to help us begin or end the day with laugh.  Susan wants me to make sure one of you enjoys the read.  So, please follow the Rafflecopter below.  I will annouce the winner next Friday. 

If you just cannot wait...then find the order MANY PAWS ON AMAZON

I hope all of you are enjoying reading time more than me...these look like good ones.

I will see you later today with PATTI'S VISIBLE MONDAY!

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  1. I will check these out. Good tolearn new things.

  2. Both the pop up and bone health book look very interesting. I'm certainly interested in reading both books.


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