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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Good Reads!!

I have some really great books to tell you about.

Kids Book!!
The Dream Starter Book


This is such a wonderful book. Unlike regular story books, the Dream Starter Books gives you the beginning of the story, and then lets your child make up the rest. My children loved this book. It is amazing what their little imaginations can dream up when given the chance. The Dream Starter Book has the beginning of 50 different stories in it. One of the features that makes this book so unique is that you can read the stories over and over, and your child can finish the story a different way each time. I think this is the prefect tool to get a child's imagination going, and maybe even give them an interest in writing their own stories.
Do you want one for your little one, well you are in luck. The team over at Cold Tree Publishing wants to give one lucky reader their very own copy. To enter the giveaway leave me a comment about how your little one would love a book like this.

Adult Reads:
The National Security Mom

This is great book written by a mother of five, who has 20 years of experience working with US Intelligence in national security. In this book, Gina Bennett (the author) compares the skills needed to protect and run the country with the skills parents need at home. Many of these are the same. Gina details how the values that we teach our children, and were taught as children are the same things that we need to make our country run smoothly. She also talks about having more women in government. I feel this a very important issue. More women need to be involved in politics, we need to get out there and make our voices known.
If you would like a chance to win your very own copy, leave a comment on this post.


Addicted To Stress: A Woman's 7-step Program To Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity In Life


This was a fabulous book. If you feel stressed out all of the time, then this is probably the book for you. In the book, Debbie Mandel (the author), discusses the reasons that we as women get addicted to stress, and what we can do to stop the addiction. She goes through and explains the effects that stress have on the body both physically, mentally, and emotionally. She also includes additional tips and personal stories throughout the book that I found helpful.
As a former stress addict, she wants to help all women affected by this, so she is giving one lucky reader their very own copy of her super book. To enter the giveaway simply leave a comment on this post.

15 comments:

Beverly said...

I so want the dreamstarter book. My little girl is almost 3 and it would be a perfect bedtime story book. i would love to know all the little imaginary stories she would come up with. if i don't win this one, it sounds like a perfect present for valentine's day.

beverly.stein2@gmail.com

Sarah Speaks- Savvy SAHM Reviews & Giveaways said...

Oh My...the addicted to stress was written about me. Send help now please! (or just pick my name!)

Jenna said...

I would love to read this. I could use the help with my stress. Thanks for the giveaway!

AmandaSue said...

The dreamstarter book sounds really nice, and would be great for my niece since she needs to work on using her imagination more and this would help. And I think the title, addicted to stress book is so me! Thanks for entering me

Stacie said...

Sounds like great books! Thanks!

stacie_vaughan@hotmail.com

Jayme said...

these sound like some good reads. thanks!

jayme[dot]bouwens@yahoo[dot]com

The Lady Riposter said...

I'm addicted to stress. I'm sure of it. I'm on my winter holiday, with no responsibilities to speak of, no homework, no projects...and I feel like something's missing. I'm looking for something to stress out about!

Malaika said...

These all sound very interesting. I would like to win the dreamstarter book for my six year old daughter, I think she would enjoy making up the endings and it may even encourage her to write her own stories.

laikilu@yahoo.com

Dina said...

My daughter would love the dreamstarter book - she has such an active imagination! And I would love to read both the addicted to stress book and the one that relates the skills needed at home to those needed to protect and run the country.

Alli said...

I would love any of the three books! They all sound great! The dreamstarter would be wonderful for my son! The others would be great for me!

Samantha R said...

All three of these books sound wonderful - I think my top picks would be the National Security mom or the addicted to stress since my son is only 4 months old :)
sras7508 at gmail dot com

abcdbanda said...

all of these sound great, but the addicted to stress book sounds like it fits my lifestyle perfectly:) thanks!
christinbanda@yahoo.com

Ginny said...

books look great!

Heather said...

Oh, cool! Books are our addiction around here. :-)

Susan said...

I found you through the National Security Mom link (I reviewed it too), but OH - the Dreamstarter book sounds awesome! I have 3 girls and am a former teacher, and Dreamstarter sounds like something I would have loved in my classroom. Anything that fosters imagination. I imagine we'd probably choose one starter per night after dinner and go from there. Happy New Year!