I don't watch television, I love to read, and I've always loved to read.  Many people read as much as I do, and some read even more.  Michael R. Eades, M.D. reads at least as much as I, and he discusses HERE and HERE how he approaches his reading, which is very much like how I do it.  I'm always interested in what other people are reading, too, so if you have recommendations please let me know!

**Monday, October 13, 2014:  I am not going to continue listing the books I read, because this time of year gets busier and busier through the beginning of next year and I need to streamline my schedule eliminating all but the necessary things to do.  This, of course, does not impact my reading as it is a vital part of my everyday life.  As always, I remain interested in what you are reading, too!

Some of the Books I Read in October, 2014

Socially Accepted:  A Self-Help Book for the Socially Awkward, by Joe Casanova

At Home with Madame Chic, by Jennifer L. Scott

A Wizard of Dreams: Myrddin's Heir, Book 1, by Robin Chambers (Juvenile Fiction)

Daily Rituals:  How Artists Work; Writers, composers, painters, choreographers, playwrights, poets, philosophers, sculptors, filmmakers, and scientists on how they create., edited and with text by Mason Currey

Date Night on Union Station, by E.M. Foner (Science-Fiction)

A History of the World in Twelve Maps, by Jerry Brotton

The Art of Learning:  An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance, by Josh Waitzkin

Performance Confidence, by Carmel Liertz

Books I Read in September, 2014

The Compound Effect, by Darren Hardy

The Shunned House, by H. P. Lovecraft (Fiction)

Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922, by H. P. Lovecraft (Fiction)

What Remains, by Carole Radziwell

Fairy Tale Interrupted:  A Memoir of Life, Love, and Loss, by RoseMarie Terenzio

Light in August, by William Faulkner (Fiction)

The 4-Hour Chef, by Timothy Ferriss

The 4-Hour Body, by Timothy Ferriss

Sea of Gold, by Nick Elliott (Fiction)

1Q84, by Haruki Murakami (Fiction)

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki, by Haruki Murakami (Fiction)

Housework Harmony, by Andrew McAllister, Ph.D.

The First, by Jason Mott (Fiction)

The Returned, by Jason Mott (Fiction)

Dirty Tricks for Savvy Chicks, by J.J. Luna

Alone and Afraid? 5 Tips That Can Save Your Life, by J.J. Luna

$10 Root Cellar: And Other Low-Cost Methods of Growing, Storing, and Using Root Vegetables, by Anna Hess

A Zola Dictionary; the Characters of the Rougon-Macquart Novels of Emile Zola, by J.G. Patterson

Death by Food Pyramid: How Shoddy Science, Sketchy Politics and Shady Special Interests Have Ruined Our Health, by Denise Minger

From Thug to Scholar: An Odyssey to Unmask My True Potential, by James A. Williams

Books I Read in August, 2014 (Vacation Month)

Fiction and Satire by Patricia Cornwell, Brad Thor, Elmore Leonard, Jeff Lindsay, Charlie Moore, and D.M. Mitchell

Books I Read in July, 2014

Dear Leader: Poet, Spy, Escapee--A Look Inside North Korea, by Jan Jim-Sung

Unschooling Rules, by Clark Aldrich

Diary of America: Read. Laugh. Learn., by Jay Ross

The Soul Fixer, by D.M. Mitchell (Fiction)

Axis of Hope:  A Prospective for Community Centric Government for Iran & Other MENA Countries, by Dr. Kamal Y. Azari

Simpson's Will, by Edward A. McCoyd (Fiction)

Nasty People, by Jay Carter

As A Man Thinketh, by James Allen--again

The Magic, by Rhonda Byrne--again

Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know, by Hamilton Wright Mabie  (Fiction)

Real Clever Ideas & Solutions, by Naya Lizardo

Left-Handed Facts & Fiction, by Russell Cope

Companion Planting:  Companion Gardening with Flowers, Herbs & Vegetables, by Mel Jeffreys

Preserve Your Family Pictures:  How to Save Photo Heirlooms for Future Generations, by Amber Richards

End Stress:  A Practical Guide to Nondual Meditation, by Jonathan Harrison

The Autoimmune Paleo Breakthrough, by Anne Angelone

The Parisian Woman's Guide to Style, by Virginie and Veronique Morana

Everything I Know, by Paul Jarvis

The King of Terrors, by D.M. Mitchell  (Fiction)

The Glass Bead Game, by Hermann Hesse  (Fiction)

American Nations:  A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America, by Colin Woodard

Please Understand Me II:  Temperament, Character, Intelligence, by David Keirsey

Books I Read in June 2014

by Susan Cain

Mouse, by D.M. Mitchell  (Fiction)

Rugby:  A Basic Understanding of the Game, by Mark Harmon--because I read a blog post on about rugby players being the healthiest & having the least stressed bodies of all athletes, then I saw a Youtube video about "the best rugby match ever" where the athletes looked as elegant as ballet dancers!  I love ballet, so I wanted to know more about this sport that I immensely enjoyed watching on Youtube, even though I have had no interest whatsoever in spectator-sports before this.

Rugby Stories..and other misadventures, by David Stephenson

A Game for Hooligans:  The History of Rugby Union, by Huw Richards

A Short History of the World, by Christopher Lascelles

The Magic, by Rhonda Byrne

Bringing Up Bebe:  One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting, by Pamela Druckerman

Bebe Day by Day:  100 Keys to French Parenting, by Pamela Druckerman

Emile, or Treatise on Education,  by Jean Jacques Rousseau

Please Understand Me:  Character & Temperament Types, by David Keirsey and Marilyn Bates

71 Essential Oil Healing Recipes, by Melissa McNeal--again

The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy, by Valerie Ann Worwood

The Essential Movements of T'ai Chi, by John Kotsias--again

Au Bonheur des Dames, by Emile Zola, because I had just seen on Netflix the BBC miniseries, The Paradise  (Fiction)

Some of the Books I've Already Read in 2014

I Like You, by Sandol Stoddard Warburg

How to Survive the Loss of a Love, by Colgrove, Bloomfield, and McWilliams

A New Guide to Rational Living,  by Ellis and Harper

Plato not Prozac!, by Lou Marinoff, Ph.D.

Solitude, a Return to the Self,  by Anthony Storr

Party of One:  The Loners' Manifesto, by Anneli Rufus

Liberating Everyday Genius, by Mary-Elaine Jacobsen, Psy.D.

Emotional Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman

Working with Emotional Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman

The Gift of Fear, by Gavin De Becker

Bouncing Back, by Joan Rivers

This Book Will Change Your Life:  365 Daily Instructions for Hysterical Living, by Benrik (Ben Carey and Henrik Delehag) 

The Cloud Collector's Handbook, by Gavin Pretor-Pinney

The Paleo Approach:  Reverse Autoimmune Disease and Heal Your Body, by Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D.

The Wahls Protocol:  How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Mediciine, by Terry Wahls, M.D.

The Mood Cure, by Julia Ross, M.A.

Defeat Cancer:  15 Doctors of Integrative and Naturopathic Medicine Tell You How, by Connie Strasheim

The Science of Being Well, by Wallace D. Wattles

Dressing The Man:  Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion, by Alan Flusser

Cary Grant:  A Celebration of Style, by Richard Torregrossa

Lessons from Madame Chic, by Jennifer L. Scott

The Art of Growing Up, by Veronique Vienne

The Prince, by Nicolo Machiavelli--again--because I read:
     The Suit:  A Machiavellian Approach to Men's Style, by Nicholas Antongiavanni

Divided by a Common Language:  A Guide to British and American English, by Christopher Davies

Rules, Britannia:  An Insider's Guide to Life in the United Kingdom, by Toni Summers Hargis

Watching the English:  The Hidden Rules of English Behavior, by Kate Fox

A History of Key Characteristics in the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries, by Rita Steblin--again

Famous Pianists and Their Technique, by Regnald R. Gerig--again

The New Grove Musical Instruments Series:  The Piano, various editors & contributors--again

The Piano:  A Piano Technician's Guide for the Piano Owner, by Philip Gurlik, R.T.T.--again