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Week 5 Reads: Disappointing Shoulder Shorts

Filed under: Books — Kristi at 6:33 am on Thursday, February 7, 2013

I have a falsely inflated book list this week. I read two non-fiction shorts that I had gotten as Kindle freebies at some point in the last few years, both on dealing with ones shoulders. Both, sadly, were kind of lacking. At least if you’ve ever done any PT or worked with a massage therapist who prescribes stretches. Then the other two titles were nearly finished last week. I really haven’t read much this week at all, just little snippets in an Elizabeth Peters cozy whenever I could catch a few minutes. I’ve been pretty exhausted in the evenings so there has been no before bed reading.

As I’m a bit squashed for time this week I’m going to keep it brief.

The Trouble with Cowboys by Melissa CutlerThe Trouble with Cowboys by Melissa Cutler (1st in the Catcher Creek series) – 4 stars – WorldCat. A time tested plot and believable characters come together well in Melissa Cutler’s Catcher’s Creek series debut. I’m waiting with baited breath to see who ends up the subjects of the next book in the series and to hopefully peek into Amy & Kellan’s new life together. See the full review on Goodreads.

Release Your Shoulders, Relax Your Neck by Howard VanEsRelease Your Shoulders, Relax Your Neck by Howard VanEs – 2.5 stars. Decent content for reminding myself of stretches and exercises for the neck and shoulders, but reads like a first draft riddled with many copy errors. See the full review on Goodreads.

Real Food Fermentation by Alex LewinReal Food Fermentation: Preserving Whole Fresh Foods with Live Cultures in Your Home Kitchen by Alex Lewin – 3 stars – WorldCat. This book covers a lot of fermented foods in very little space, plus has many detailed photographs. As such, it is a great starter reference book for those new to fermenting their own foods and beverages. This is especially true if you are not sure if you are just looking to dabble. See the full review on Goodreads.

How to Help Your Shoulder Pain by Jody StoryHow to Help Your Shoulder Pain by Jody Story – 2 stars. Again, nothing new was contained in this title and I found the descriptions of the exercises confusing and several of the supporting photographs were severely out of focus. See full review on Goodreads.

Please tell me you had more satisfying reading this week! Have any recommendations on quality titles for shoulder/neck tension and pain issues? I’m all ears!


Comment by mrspao

February 7, 2013 @ 1:48 pm

It is disappointing when books turn out to be not quite as good as you think they’ll be.

Comment by Kristin (HLMauera)

February 11, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

I read “A Dublin Student Doctor” this last week. I love this series but someone new to it should start at the beginning with “An Irish Country Doctor.” I think of it as a similar to the James Harriot stories but a GP doctor in Ireland instead of a DVM in England. Lots of humor and touching stories.

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February 28, 2013 @ 11:43 am

[…] As I figured would happen eventually, the reading slowed drastically. I haven’t updated you on my reads since February 7th - week 5! Here it is week 8 and in those three weeks I only have 4 books to mention. That makes me a bit sad, but I’m still ahead on my goal to read 62 books as these 4 are numbers 15-18 for 2013. Granted a handful of those are shorter works so really I hope my count is closer to 80 to account for the novellas and short non-fiction reads I sprinkle in here and there. […]

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