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  • What are you reading?

    It's hard enough to find the time to sit down and read, let alone the time to sift through books to find something worth reading. So let's save each other some time and share our "good reads." What animal- or career-related literature or books are you flipping through and loving?

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  • Who can resist a good mystery?

    This isn't career-related, but it's a very good read. I just finished "Death by Cashmere," written by our very own Sally Goldenbaum. (Sally is the editor of Custom Veterinary Media here at Advanstar.) It's a great whodunit and will keep you guessing until the very end. I highly recommend it for the murder mystery lover.

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  • Pet history

    In the Company of Animals by James Serpell is fascinating. No other history book will give you as much insight into the history and motivations of Western society's relationships to its pets.

    Dr. Serpell lectures at the University of Pennsylvania (see his faculty page here) and works at the university's Center for the Interaction of Animals and Society (see its page here).

    Great book.

     

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  • Farmyard tales

    I'm reading While You're Here, Doc: Farmyard Adventures of a Maine Veterinarian by Dr. Bradford B. Brown.

    There's a really funny story in there about a client's cat named Bugs who goes everywhere with his owner, even to church. Well, Bugs was at church one day and attacked a lady sitting in front of him who was wearing a fur coat. Bugs tore her fur coat to shreds. The lady beat Bugs with her Bible and causing him to have breathing problems.

     

     

  • Re: What are you reading?

    All of us on the Veterinary Medicine staff have enjoyed reading "Tell Me Where it Hurts" by veterinary surgeon Nick Trout. Dr. Trout is an amazing storyteller, and he wraps all of the stories around just one day at the emergency and surgery practice where he works. He will make you laugh and cry.

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  • What am I reading?

    Good to great!  Good old business related book! :)

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    I'm reading Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron. It's based in Iowa, and I'm from Iowa originally so it has special appeal to me. The cover is just to die for--so cute! Enjoying it so far. Definitely about more than just the cat.

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  • RE: What are you reading?

    Outliers by Malcom Gladwell.  His other books, Tipping Point and Blink are also great reads. Not to mention How doctor think by Jerome Groopman.

  • Look! A trout!

    I dug that Trout book! Marnette Falley recommended it and I snagged a copy from the library.

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  • Favorites from my library - enjoy and let me know what you think!

    Over the past five years my life has changed significantly and for the better! The journey started with Louis Richmond and Mark Epstein and has been enlightening each step of the way since. I invite you to pick up any one of these books and see if they touch your life too. If I was in charge each one of these books would be on the curriculum in every public and private school. If we all learned these lessons as developing adults our world would be a better place. It may be late for "our" generation but not for the next one! 

    Personal Development and Communications:

    Debbie Ford  - Why Good People Do Bad Things, The Right Questions and The Dark Side of the Light Chasers 

    Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD - Non Violent Communication

    Eckhart Tolle - A New Earth

    Don Miguel Ruiz - The Four Agreements

    Louis Richmond  - Work as a Spiritual Practice

    Mark Epstein, M.D. - Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart and Going on Being (updated 2008)

    A few quick reads for work and life!

    John G. Miller - QBQ! The Question Behind The Question

    and last but NOT least;

    Roger Fisher and William Ury - Getting to Yes

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