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Join me on goodreads! plus a great giveaway you should know about September 21, 2010

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The more I mingle in the blogging world the better it seems to be getting! I had heard of goodreads before, but since I was already on librarything I figured I’ll just stick with one. Well I ended up registering last night and I am so excited because I already won a new book to review! I never thought I would be receiving free books to review. Now here I am thanks to my decision in May to start a blog, I am too happy for words. I would love for all my book-loving readers to join if you haven’t already! Join librarything too. Both websites are a way to keep track of books you’ve read (or want to), get recommendations on new books to read, share your opinions, and get free books before they come out! Sounds amazing huh? Join today and add me as a friend 😀 Link is on the right.

Happy Tuesday!

Bonus! Take a look at this huge giveaway at Squeaky Books. There are so many books to win!

Have you been following Enna Isilee’s birthday bash? No?! Well allow me to inform you:

Enna Isilee is the operator of the YA book-blog Squeaky Books, and from August 23rd-September 22nd she’s been celebrating her birthday in style with author interviews, guest posts, and giveaways featuring some of the hotest YA titles. It’s been a blast so far! CLICK HERE FOR A COMPLETE SUMMARY OF EVENTS

The bad news? IT ALL ENDS TONIGHT!

That’s right, all FIFTEEN (15) giveaways end at 11:59 pm MST tonight! But don’t worry! You still have time to enter! Below I’ve listed all of the possible things you can win. The winners will be announced tomorrow (September 22nd) on Squeaky Books.

If you live in the US you are qualified to enter every giveaway! Most giveaways are open to Canadian residents as well. Sorry international friends, no contests are open to you. But if you have a friend in the US or Canada that will mail to you then you are welcome to enter!

So? Have you entered yet? NO?! What are you waiting for? Check out the links below and enter to win some wicked sweet prizes!!

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My journey September 7, 2010

Cover of "Buddha's Brain: The Practical N...

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Last week I started reading Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom. I have to admit I didn’t get totally engrossed in it and have not finished it, but I did want to tell you all about my reaction to it.

I will start by saying that I have been going through some psychological issues for the last month and a half. A psychologist recommended it to me and I bought it soon after. So why did I wait to start reading it? Vampire Academy. I know I know my well-being should come first, but come on, it’s Vampire Academy! In its defense, it did make me feel better because it’s so good.

Any hoo, I am inviting all my readers to join me on my journey to happiness, love, and wisdom! You don’t have to read the book to do so, I will be posting once a week about my journey in the hopes that you learn something valuable from them and that you may try to bring more H L & W into your life. If you will be reading the book PLEASE feel free to leave a comment or send an email! Even though I will be following exercises from the book, I will also be doing things on my own.

For the first part of the book, the author writes that we sometimes cause “suffering” from nothing at all. His example being coming home from work to a messy house. We might get upset sure, but is there really a reason? No, there isn’t. If you want to you can pick up the jackets on the couch or do some dishes. End of messiness and unnecessary suffering. This is what I am working on at the moment. I am also working on not jumping into arguing with others or letting things upset me (a big one for me!). So far so good, I feel more peaceful not constantly worrying. Today I will clean my room with a smile (and 60s music) to jumpstart my personal journey with de-cluttering. Wish me luck 😀

Happy Tuesday!