Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Deweying it by the numbers: 600s

The 600s are Technology or Applied Sciences, depending on where you look. All this means is the 600s aren't raw science, but science put to use. For instance, 608 is inventions (a sort of general technology), and 620 is machines. And if you dig down deeper into machines, you'll see trains at 625. But by far the most extensive collection of books in the 600s are those in the 610s--medical sciences. This is where are books on diet and excercise are kept, as well as books on specific diseases and illnesses. Today a brand new book from this section caught my eye and I thought I would share it and others like it.

I never knew anyone with any kind of cancer until recently, and I am just amazed at the temerity and tenacity of those individuals that have this life altering condition. So it is with delight that while checking in our new books I found Crazy sexy cancer survivor : more rebellion and fire for your healing journey. Kris Carr also wrote Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips a couple of years back and one reviewer wrote about that book that "If Deepak Chopra, What To Expect When You're Expecting, and Sex and the City had a love child, it would look just like Kris' Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips." And her cancer survivor book is no different. It has mini articles such as "Beat Cancer With Your Fork" and "Create a Cancer Posse." There are a couple of parts that I thought were for more specific lifestyles, such as becoming a vegetarian to beat cancer or a meditation "boot camp" but for the most part this is a book that I would recommend to anyone, cancer or not, that is looking to live life to its fullest.
For more traditional books on being a cancer survivor, one of our own staff members who is a survivor recommends The Cancer Survival Guide: practical help, spiritual hope by Kay Marshall Strom on coping from a Christian perspective, or The Complete Cancer Survival Guide, which focuses on advice from medical professionals.

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