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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #45 on: January 15, 2020, 11:14:19 am »
Finally decided to read Little Women, having neither read it or watched any filmed adaptation. And I'm finding it simply delightful.
 
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #46 on: January 15, 2020, 08:23:50 pm »
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how is Tracy Hunter Abramson (LDS author) related to our dear departed Raro?  I enjoy her books, also.

Traci lives in Virginia where our dear Raro lived. They were very close friends, and Traci credits Raro with starting her on writing. Traci took in Raro's minor children after she died.

I did not realize that.  Thanks for letting us know.  Do you know how her kids are doing now?
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« Reply #47 on: January 15, 2020, 08:53:53 pm »
I'm in the middle of 4 books right now.

I'm reading The Compund Effect.  So far it talks about changing your life by little things.  That over time they become greater.  Like cutting out 100 calories per day over time means a weight loss of 30 pounds.  I'm reading a little of this each night before bed.

Rex and I are listening to The Power of Stillness: Mindful Living for Latter-Day Saints on Sundays, a chapter each week. 

I started to feel like I need to have more stillness in my life and this came at the right time.  After listening to about 4 or 5 chapters I thought I would like to listen to it with Rex and discuss the ideas.  So we are.

I have been walking at least 10,000 steps a day and sometimes I listen to music, sometimes nothing and sometimes a book.  After reading some of The Compound Effect I decided that for at least 1000 of those steps I would listen to something that will be helpful.  So I got on the Deseret Book app and am now listening to Willpower Is Not Enough: Why We Don't Succeed at Change during that time. 

It's interesting being in the middle of the 3 books and just trying to be "still" to see what Heavenly Father says about the differences and where I fit in it all. I'm really liking this.

Last I am reading  The Power of Stillness: Mindful Living for Latter-Day Saints or rather listening to it while I walk or do house work or drive or whatever.  It is my for fun book.  If you live in Salt Lake County it is one of the Reader's Choice  library books. 

I've never actively read or listened to so many books at one time before, but I'm enjoying it.  A couple of weeks ago I was listening to one book from Deseret Book that was set in England and had Dukes and Viscounts etc in it while in the car or walking and then one of my library books came off hold at the same and I would either read it or have Alexa read it to me at home.  It had the same type of setting.  Now those two were difficult to read together because there were so many Dukes, Lords, Viscounts etc between the 2 I would mix the two books up! 
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #48 on: January 15, 2020, 10:01:06 pm »
Patty, from what I have seen they are doing well. I am friends with Traci on Facebook, and have talked to her a few times, but we're not really close by any means, but if people would like, I could ask her for an update on Raro's children for her old Nauvoodle friends. Doesn't hurt to ask.
 
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« Reply #49 on: January 16, 2020, 03:18:26 pm »
Patty, from what I have seen they are doing well. I am friends with Traci on Facebook, and have talked to her a few times, but we're not really close by any means, but if people would like, I could ask her for an update on Raro's children for her old Nauvoodle friends. Doesn't hurt to ask.

Please do.
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« Reply #50 on: January 16, 2020, 09:57:11 pm »
I got a response from Traci. It's big enough (and not related to books enough :) ) that I'm going to put it in General Discussions.
 
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #51 on: January 18, 2020, 09:51:10 am »
I attempted to listen to The Power of Stillness at work a couple of weeks ago.  It became quickly apparent that I had chosen the wrong setting in which to listen to it.  I will start over with it, at home, in peace and solitude where I can completely concentrate on the book. 
 
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