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ROTFL!  "What to Expect When You're Expecting" and "What to Expect The Toddler Years"!  Now, if I have to explain why ... 

 

Um... Congrats?

 

No books.  An iPad full of books, yes.  But no actual paper books. 

 

I just finished reading HG Wells The Invisible Man.  Great story. 

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Hmm I wonder ... nchIRSH.gif P3pM8Jv.gif Congrats do you know the gender?

 

I have an otherwise all male household:  my 2 year old is a boy ... as are his 2 older brothers, 2 older foster brothers ... and his newest brother arriving within 8 weeks (or sooner depending on what my complete placenta previa decides to do!).  

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Alright, I'll bite:

 

1.The Tyranny of Liberalism: Understanding and overcoming administered freedom, inquisitorial tolerance and equality by command.  By James Kalb.  why?  because in a society that says we have free speech and tolerance it is amazing how intelligence discussion on life issues is nearly impossible with those who think they are tolerant. 

 

2. The Long Truce, by A.J. Conyers.  Somewhat related to the above book.

 

3. Amazing Grace. William Wilberforce and the heroic campaign to end slavery.  By Eric Metaxas. 

 

4. Radical. By David Platt

 

5. Same-Sex Marriage by Sean McDowell and John Stonestreet. 

 

It will take me a year to finish them all. 

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Alright, I'll bite:

 

1.The Tyranny of Liberalism: Understanding and overcoming administered freedom, inquisitorial tolerance and equality by command.  By James Kalb.  why?  because in a society that says we have free speech and tolerance it is amazing how intelligence discussion on life issues is nearly impossible with those who think they are tolerant. 

 

 

This sounds interesting.  I'm going to have to add this to my list.

 

 

Unbroken

 

 

Awesome read.  I couldn't put this one down.

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pleasure reading whats that?

All I do is try to catch up on charts and keep the business afloat

 

 

I used to read a lot of Tom Clancy, and one's in this Genre

Only have one book there now - a book on civil war medical services that I bought about 4 years ago when visiting one of the battlefields - have gotten through about 1/2 of it.  Not very well written, but there is moments that they capture well and these are worth reading

 

 

Honestly I typically have Clinician reviews and JAAPA there to read - strangely enough I read these and it puts me right to sleep ;-)

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I was reading "The Goldfinch" for a while... I haven't found a new novel yet. 

 

As to my actual nightstand... it's probably those "feel good" books they sell sometimes on the way out of a bookstore, such as "Don't sweat the small stuff, and it's all small stuff". I'm a sucker for those haha. I like to just flip through them every now and then. 

 

Another one is "The complete live and learn and pass it on" - just features life lessons from people of all ages ranging from deep and heartfelt to silly. Example:

 

"I've learned that whenever I decide something with kindness, I usually make the right decision." -age 66

 

"I've learned that you know your husband still loves you when there are two brownies left and he takes the smaller one." -age 39

 

"I've learned that you can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk." -age 7

 

"I've learned that in twenty years no one is going to care about what I got on my biology final." -age 16

 

So true!

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Alright, I'll bite:

 

1.The Tyranny of Liberalism: Understanding and overcoming administered freedom, inquisitorial tolerance and equality by command.  By James Kalb.  why?  because in a society that says we have free speech and tolerance it is amazing how intelligence discussion on life issues is nearly impossible with those who think they are tolerant. 

 

 

I'll have to put this on my summer beach reading list. They probably used New Jersey as a case study.

 

I just finished Die Empty. It was a good, quick read mainly focused on putting passion into your work. It repeats what a lot of other authors have said about approaching challenges with a sense of curiosity rather then dread. Always a good reminder.

 

I just started Make it Stick. It is by a couple of psychologists and it discusses effective learning. Again, not much new, but some good things to think about in PA education. For example, they discuss how taking a break from material and switching around to different subjects while studying helps consolidate memory more effectively. I only just started it, but it makes organ system based learning perhaps not look so good.

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One Line a Day. It's a journal with enough space to write two sentences about each day. Five years worth of days set up in 365 pages so you can compare what you write one year to what you said the prior year on the same date.

 

From Pea to Pumpkin. It's a pregnancy journal. My daughter is five months old, I just haven't moved it to a better location yet. Hah.

 

Experimenting with Babies. A bunch of experiments to do to/with your 0-24 month old. Early ones highlight newborn reflexes. Later ones touch on the baby's social learning. Backed by a quick review of literature and a takeaway lesson about how your kids brain is developing.

 

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Make it stick- heard a story on npr about a medical student using the techniques outlined in this book to great effectiveness during his med school years.

 

Study without stress mastering medical science - was recommended by the PA program before starting school.

 

Recently finished How We Do Harm because I didn't want to study more theories and body parts, but instead some of the flaws of our medical system.

 

Looking forward to house of God and the spirit catches you and you fall down.

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Finishing up Make it Stick this weekend. I actually think the systems base is a better example, when done wright, of interweaving different material for a more cohesive whole than the traditional block schedule. Instead of doing eight weeks of anatomy in a blur, over two weeks you are moving from anatomy, to pharm, to physiology, to clinical skills, to applicable medicine. It allows you to examine a subject from different angles when done right, in the process starting to see the patterns and rules of a system instead of memorizing facts.

 

Next book, Redployments by Phil Klay, it is a collection of essays from service members concerning their adjustments to home after returning from the Middle East. Recommended by a friend I deployed with that it offers an unvarnished yet honest look at the many facets and effects of war on returning service members.

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