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Weekend Reading – Magnesium Miracles and Shadow Queens

by Tiffany in Book Reviews

for-the-love-of-readingHere is a run down of what this book lover has been reading…

I recently finished four new audio books…

The Magnesium Miracle  – I read this book a few years ago and loved it but this is a revised version and I wanted it on audio so I could listen a couple times a year. This book is THAT important. In the previous edition magnesium was linked to over 300 processes within the body, now it has been linked to over 700! Most people are magnesium deficient and do not even realize how badly their body is coping. This book got me back on track with my magnesium supplementation (topical, ionic liquid, etc). I am feeling incredible!

Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to a Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success – I heard an interview of this author on a podcast and I was instantly drawn in by his story (reversing degenerative bone disease) and his advice on getting better sleep. It was actually his book that inspired my 12 month new year health challenge and month one was all about getting better sleep. The author has a podcast of his own and it is amazing. 

The Shadow Queen – This book was an Audible daily deal so I got it for only a couple bucks. At first I was going to pass because it takes the story of Snow White and rewrites it and I am not a fan of that type of work typically. But the reviews made me take a chance and boy am I glad I did. I loved it! Lorelai, a crown princess and fugitive at large, is in hiding to learn how to use her magic to defeat the evil queen who murdered her family and took her kingdom. In a neighboring kingdom, Prince Kol has lost his family in a war with magic wielding ogres. His kingdom is no match for the ogres despite the fact that they are part human and part dragon. In desperation he makes a deal with the evil queen to be her huntsman in exchange for a magic assist with the ogres.

The Painted Veil – This is one of my favorite movies and I had no idea it came from a book written in 1925. At any rate I quite enjoyed it and it was another Audible daily deal! The story is beautiful. It follows Kitty and Walter…a spoiled socialite who marries a much too boring for her doctor and scientist simply to avoid her younger sister getting married before herself. When she ultimately has an affair, her husband forces her to accompany him to the heart of a cholera epidemic in China. What I love about this story is how it shows the human capacity to grow, change, and forgive. The transformation that Kitty undergoes is inspiring, as are her realizations about the man she married. I also highly recommend the movie!

What are you reading this week?

  • Michele Miller Cook

    Sleep Smarter=game changer! Those light blocking curtains help me sleep soo much better! I also drink a magnesium drink before I go to bed to help me fall asleep. :) I’ll have to check out that book on your list too. I’m a massage therapist (at Body Ache Escape) and have heard for a few years that fibro is caused by a lack of magnesium. It would be interesting to read what else happens when the body lacks it. Thanks for the recommendations!

    • Tiffany

      It is a game changer. That one interview with Shawn I heard followed by listening to the book completely changed my health.