Dec 13, 2013

The Yoga Face; and The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs

I didn't intend to buy this book when I went to the health section of the bookstore recently. I had another book in mind, which they didn't have. So I walked away with this one instead, looked it over while sipping hot chocolate, and landed up buying it as an early Xmas gift to myself.

The Yoga Face describes itself as "a new and completely natural alternative anti-aging regimen that women can do anytime and anywhere-and in just minutes." Who could resist that? I am taking notes so that I can get this facial exercise regimen down pat and do it in "just minutes."

Mylie Cyrus AMA 2013 Performance courtesy of Bing Images
Besides pouting, throwing kisses to the ceiling, grimacing, sticking your tongue out a la Mylie Cyrus, and pressing on creases that may have formed on your face to smooth them out, there are exercises to firm the muscles around the lips, etc.The book also describes the poses that will bring oxygen to the face - the standard yoga postures you would do in a regular class while seated, standing, or lying down.

So now I grimace, stick my tongue out, and hum out loud - when I'm alone, of course.

Another book I couldn't resist was one I bought as a gift for a relative who is dog lover and owner of two rescue dogs -both pit bulls.

The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs  is "illustrated in full color, features articles, fiction, humor, poems, cartoons, cover art, drafts, and drawings from the magazine’s archives." There are articles on dogs by the likes of E.B. White, Arthur Miller, John Updike, and a foreword by Malcolm Gladwell. I would love to keep this book for myself! By the way, it's a hardcover that is 416 pages and almost the size of a coffee-table book.

What have you bought as gifts for yourself or for someone else?


  1. I've been treating myself to a few too many kindle books lately, and just bough that New Yorker Book of Dogs for my daughter!

  2. It is fun to treat ourselves with books! I stalk Amazon a lot, just looking, hoping for something that matches my mood.

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  3. The Yoga Face sounds like a book I need to check out! And the dog book sounds wonderful, too!

  4. Both are such cute books and sound like fun reads. I think I could use The Yoga Face book.

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  5. The dog book looks great. I think that my in laws would love it and it might may a really great gift.

  6. Ooh, I would have found that dog cover hard to resist!

  7. It's always nice to treat yourself with a good book. I need to try the The Yoga Face out

  8. Both books look good. The pic of MC...not so much!


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