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Finished Being Fat

Betsy Schow knew that her weight was out of control when she was so mad at the scale that she was punching it. What she didn't realize was that not only was her weight out of control but her whole life balance was out of control because she was a starter, not a finisher. You know the feeling you get when you start a new project or goal, how wonderful and rosy everything is going to be for that project. But then reality sets in and things get hard. That's when Betsy would stop whatever project it was from organizing a room to working on her weight loss. This is the story of how Betsy went from being a starter to being a finisher and just what lessons she learned on her journey to get there. 

This book was all over the internet when it first came out around the beginning of the year. Everyone was talking about how great it was, Betsy was even on The Today Show. I remember thinking how great that was for her at the time, but not really wanting to read it. And then I met Betsy, she was at an Authorpalooza event that I attended at a local Barnes and Noble and she was super nice. I remember thinking at the time that I should read her book, so when I saw this on my local library's list of new titles, I knew that I needed to read it. I'm so glad that I did! I love Betsy's journey from starter to being a finisher. She is such an amazing, inspirational woman, and she has much to teach all of us. I really enjoyed getting to "know" her family a little bit from reading about them. I highly recommend reading this book, it won't take you all that much time, but you'll learn a lot about yourself as you read Betsy's journey. 

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About the CD: Award-winning tenor Nathan Pacheco has toured the world featured alongside world-class artists such as Yanni, Katherine Jenkins, and Placido Domingo. In all of his travels across South America, through Europe and Asia, and across America, Nathan often includes spiritually rooted and uplifting songs in his repertoire. This album is a collection of his favorite songs that connect with those spiritual moments from his performances across the world. These songs take the listener on a beautiful journey with classic hymns such as "Be Thou My Vision," soaring Italian epics like "Nella Fantasia," and modern classics such as "Forever," by Kari Jobe. Performing with intimate acoustic backing and often featuring piano and cello, Nathan's desire with this album is to help people reach higher, to feel deeper spiritual connection, and to find peace through songs that life the soul.

Track List
1. Forever
2. Be Thou My Vision
3. The Lord’s Prayer
4. His Love

Deseret Bookshelf Plus Review

I'm super excited to be able to tell you about Deseret Bookshelf's newest feature, Plus. I actually first heard about plus coming six months ago at Deseret Book's ladies night. I thought it sounded pretty great and now that I've tried it, I think it's even better than it sounded. It's basically a subscription that you add on top of the Deseret Bookshelf App. If you have Deseret Book's Platinum membership, you pay only $6.99 a month or $69 a year. If you don't it's $9.99 a month or $99 a year. Either way that's a really good deal for what you are going to be getting.

Here's the deal. With plus, you get to listen to all of their audiobooks...for FREE! Something I noticed on this is that you get to listen to even the newest books that are just barely in the store for FREE. I love this! Who has the time to run to the store to grab the book the very day it comes out? Not me, I'm too busy chasing kids around to do that!

Not to mention - have you…

Kayaks and Kisses

About the book: Brynn Caley is about to start her dream career running an outdoor sporting goods store when an out-of-town business guru makes his own offer on the property. Coerced into forming a temporary partnership, Brynn, with her ski experience, finds she has to work with fishing expert Gage to run the year-round shop. 

Through a series of innocent misconceptions and a few blatant lies, Brynn doesn’t realize that the handsome single guy on the construction crew is her new partner, and he doesn’t want to set her straight until he can gain her favor. She, on the other hand, would do anything not to work with the stuffy businessman she’s only met through email. 

Inspired by the movies You’ve Got Mail and The Shop around the Corner, Kayaks & Kisses is a heart-warming tale of finding love in autumn leaves, outdoor activities, and new friendships.

My review: This book was so fun! I loved that it's loosely based on one of my very favorite movies, You've Got Mail. There was at …