Monday, November 26, 2018

Book Gift Guide: My Favorites of 2018

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As we approach the end of the year, it is the time that many of us decide to take better control of our lives and that usually begins with taking better care of our health.  The first book I am featuring doesn't pertain to cats at all but is a MOST IMPORTANT BOOK for taking control of our health, which will help us to live a better life and that is why I have decided to add it to my list of favorites of 2018! It is written by Dr. Phoebe Chi, MD who is a public health physician specializing in health education and disease prevention and management. She also has her own blog  and is the pet mom of a darling cat and dog!

"Born in the Eastern Hemisphere. Raised in Texas.
Lovingly nicknamed “PuppyDoc” by her peers.
Enjoys caring for people,
volunteering abroad, free jazz, good art,
and fuzzy animals."


Being Empowered for a Healthy Heart: A personal guide to taking control of your health while living with chronic conditions

"Living with a chronic illness can feel like a constant battle.Conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, COPD, and depression not only require vigilant management, but they can negatively affect your day-to-day functioning and deprive you of the quality of life you deserve.
This book is designed to equip you with the tools you need to overcome the symptoms of pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, anxiety, and stress while effectively managing and reversing the diseases that cause them. By encouraging you to create personal healthy living goals and then providing valuable tools to help you achieve them, this guide will give you the confidence you need to take control of your health."

"Be inspired and revitalized as Dr. Chi takes you on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment through a combination of essential health information and original poetry —a unique fusion that will both strengthen the body and touch the soul."

"In this book, Dr. Chi guides you to become empowered in the self-management of your chronic conditions, with each chapter containing practical exercises and personal health trackers to help you better monitor and manage your symptoms and conditions."

A PARTIAL LIST OF COVERED TOPICS:

 Getting the most out of your healthcare visits 
  Taking and managing medications 
 Heart-healthy eating 
 The low-sodium diet 
 Exercising with heart conditions 
  High blood pressure 
 Type 2 Diabetes 
  Chronic pain 
 Stress management 
 Relaxation techniques 
 Fighting fatigue 
 Insomnia and sleeping problems 
 Urinary incontinence 
 Staying healthy during the holidays 
  Depression and anxiety 
 How to stay motivated 
 Tobacco and smoking cessation


COLORING BOOKS
A great way to combat holiday stress or anytime stress is through coloring! Below you will find our favorites of 2018.


"Color Your World" with Cat Coloring Books

  by L.A. Vocelle


To purchase each of the books
that I am listing here 
click on their respective title







HEART-WARMING

CAT BOOKS

To purchase each of the books

that I am listing here 
click on their respective title


"My Life in a Cat House" 

(A Curl Upwith a Cat Tale Book), by Gwen Cooper

"True Tales of Love,
Laughter, and Living
with Five Felines"
To read my review click here

Homer and the HolidayMiracle: A True Story



"Homer, the world-renowned Blind Wonder Cat, returns this holiday season with an ins-purr-ational tale filled with holiday cheer!

Fifteen years earlier, doctors had warned that Homer—a tiny, sightless kitten—was unlikely to survive and probably wouldn’t have much of a life even if he did. Miraculously and against all the odds, however, Homer grew into a feline dynamo who scaled seven-foot bookcases with ease, saved his human mom’s life when he chased a late-night burglar from their apartment, and rose to global fame—paving the way for other special-needs animals once considered “unadoptable.”
Now, only two weeks before Christmas, with doctors once again decreeing that Homer didn’t have much time—that he wouldn’t even make it to Christmas Eve—Homer showed everyone that he still had one more miracle left in him. The heroic blind cat proved again, once and for all, that hope and love aren’t things you see with your eyes. You see them with your heart.
Humorous and heartwarming, Homer and the Holiday Miracle will leave you filled with the true spirit of the season. It’s the ideal stocking-stuffer for the cat lover on your list—and the perfect holiday treat for yourself. Read and rejoice!"

CAT HUMOR
To purchase, click on the book title

"I'M NOT SORRY": Poems By Cats"by Rosa Silva

to read my review click here



CAT ART

To purchase, click on the book title


CATICONS:4,000 Years of Art Imitating Cats by Sandy Lerner


There you have it! I hope you will consider adding these books to your holiday gift list, better yet, purchase these for yourself!!  Look for our list of our favorite products for cats and their humans on December 3rd!

36 comments:

  1. You have a lot of awesome books on your list!

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  2. What a wonderful list of books! Definitely going to have a look at some of those cat books.
    Around My Kitchen Table
    That's Purrfect

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  3. That is such a terrific bunch of books and you can never have too much Homer in you life!

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  4. What a great list. Homer was an inspiration. I'm sure he is in heaven too.

    Have a purrfect day, Cody. My best to your mom. ♥

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  5. Our mom loves getting books as gifts. This is a fab list.

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  6. I didn't know Gwen had a new book out. I must hurry down to B&N. I met her here in Raleigh when she was on her book tour with Homer...what a delightful young lady
    Hugs Cecilia

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    1. Yep!! We blogged about it a few weeks ago. You are so lucky to have met her, I have known her for YEARS but have yet to meet her in person! (((hugs))) back!

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  7. Those are pawsome ideas for Christmas ! Great list ! Purrs

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  8. It is difficult to keep up with the new titles. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. You have chosen a lovely selection of books.

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  10. I've paged through "I'm Not Sorry" at the store, and laughed out loud a few times!

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  11. Great choices! I see a couple I've read, but others I need to look into :)

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  12. That first book to help folks with chronic health illnesses is epic, Caren. I had not heard of it but I think that would make a great stocking stuffer. So happy I am here on your blog and that I have known you for what seems like fur-ever. Much hugs for a super holiday season to you and your family.

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    1. Hi Carol! Yep it is!! I am working my way through it, (it is an interactive book), there is sooo much information! Plus, Dr.Phoebe is incredible....just incredible! I follow her blog and am happy to share her book, it is THAT GOOD! I know, you and I HAVE known each other "fur-ever" and I am so happy about that! Maybe in 2019 we will see each other in "pawson" you never know!! (((hugs))) to all of you too! xoxo

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  13. My best friend has two kittens and some of these books would be such great gifts for her!

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  14. I love getting a book as a gift. I see some here I'd like to have (but also give).

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  15. What a great list! I always love seeing what other people like and recommend. It's a great way to find new books.

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  16. Thank you! I haven't read most of these.

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  17. Excellent choices! And some new ones I hadn't heard of before!

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  18. I had not heard of Homer before-I will definitely check out that book!

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  19. Thank you so much for including my book in this list of amazing books!

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  20. What a great selection you have made for the books, Cody and the colourbooks...I have to stop Granny to buy them :D I want to thank you for coming to my Pawty. Hope you had a great time, like I had :D Extra Pawkisses for a wonderful day🐾😽💞

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    1. Thank you sweet Binky!! We hope your Granny buys them! We had a great time at your pawty!!!! Pawkisses back! xoxo

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  21. Great list of books! There's a lot of new ones for us here. Our mommy knows that being healthy is important since she's been on a health journey for the past year. She's lost over 60 lbs without dieting!

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    1. Now THAT'S BEYOND IMPRESSIVE!!! Well done Mom!!!!!!

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  22. My husband and I are in a journey for better health I need to buy this Being Empowered for a Healthy Heart book sounds like a great resource.

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    1. It's FABULOUS AND interactive...it isn't a passive read which makes it that much better. It is brimming with information!

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  23. Your list made me smile. Coloring is a great activity for lowering a persons’ blood pressure. And I’ve been admiring the Caticons book, Santa?....
    xxoo

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    1. YOU make US smile!!! I agree about the Caticons book! xoxo

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  24. Thank you so much for including Being Empowered, Caren! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book! Hugs!! :)

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    1. you are most welcome! I am still not finished with it, hope to finish it soon! It is on Dakota's blog today too!!!!! xoxo

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