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11 Beach Reads for Nurse Practitioners that Make Summer Even Better

How's your summer going? Mine has been pretty action packed, so most of my pleasure 'reading' has been in the form of audio book. In a few weeks, however, I will be heading to the lake with family for vacation and I'm in the market for a few beach reads to enjoy for the week. If you're also a nurse practitioner who could also use some summer reading material, check out these beach reads for NPs (in no particular order). 

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6 Career-Building Reads for Nurse Practitioners

Confession. I didn't finish the last book I selected for the MidlevelU Book Club. I simply couldn't get into it. I'm not sure if the problem was that I tried to read it on the treadmill while burning off a few extra calories packed on from a recent vacation, or if it was simply one of those seasons when I had too much else going on to enjoy a pleasure read. Whatever the reason, it's been a few months now and while I'm halfway through The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing, I won't be picking it back up (for now). But, I am getting the MidlevelU Book Club back on track!

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Book Club: Spring Chicken-Stay Young (or Die Trying)

What did you think of this month's MidlevelU Book Club read? I wasn't sure quite what to expect when I picked up acclaimed journalist Bill Gifford's Spring Chicken-Stay Young Forever (Or Die Trying). Had Gifford discovered some anti-aging secret I needed to be aware of? Or, was the read more of the same "Americans are too fat and that's why we're living with diabetes and dying prematurely" message?

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Book Club: Born on a Blue Day

I'm proud to report that I finished the latest MidlevelU Book Club read in a more timely manner. After being over a month late with my last book club post, I decided I'd better get back with the program. Did you enjoy Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant by Daniel Tammet? I have to say, I found the biography quite compelling. 

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Book Club: The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

I have been in serious literary nostalgia mode this week. This weekend I read an excerpt from a letter written by one of my favorite writers of all time, Roald Dahl, about losing his young daughter to the measles. The letter is heartbreaking. Despite its somber words, the letter reminded me of Dahl's magical works. From James and the Giant Peach to Matilda, The BFG and Boy, I have a hankering to reread them all. But, in keeping with the medical theme of the MidlevelU Book Club I will refrain from discussing them today and stick to the latest book club pick. 

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Book Club: The Hot Zone

It seems appropriate that I'm publishing a MidlevelU Book Club post this afternoon. My Nashville book club (i.e. excuse to get together and drink wine) is having our annual holiday party this evening. Our sig-o's will be joining us at a lively downtown eatery for some live music and conversation. Can't wait. While my Nashville book club is a bit more social, I always enjoy a good, thought-provoking medical read like those I post here on the blog. 

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Book Club: My Sister's Keeper

Does anyone else find fall the perfect time to read? The weather is just crisp enough not to feel guilty about curling up indoors under a cozy blanket with a good book. Personally, I prefer an evening spent on my front porch wearing baggy sweats with a glass of wine half-watching the joggers running by as I click through the pages of my Kindle. This is why I finished this month's Book Club read (and my last bottle of wine...) so quickly. Well, the fall, the wine, and the fact that it was a fantastic novel, that is.

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Book Club: Lab 257

What did you think of the latest MidlevelU book club read Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government's Secret Plum Island Germ Laboratory? Admittedly, I'm a little behind in posting a review of the book. But, not because it was difficult to get through. I was quite interested by and enjoyed the read. If you're any sort of a conspiracy theorist, a science junky, or interested in the intersection of science, politics and medicine, I'm sure you did too. 

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Book Club: The Tiger's Wife

Do you ever listen to audiobooks? Popping in my earbuds to enjoy a novel is my new favorite thing. Looking for a way to manage my monthly reading load, and always the multitasker, audiobooks seemed like the perfect solution to my problem. So, I downloaded an audiobook app recommended to me by a friend and viola! 

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Book Club: The Power of Habit- Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

What did you think of this month's book club pick The Power of Habit? Whenever I read a book about the way people think, I feel like I lose a little bit of my individuality, or perceived free will, or something. Can my thoughts and the rest of humanity's really all be the same? Surely operate differently. My brain doesn't run on a habitual circuit. But, after reading The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business I was once again humbled.

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Book Club: Oxygen

I am so excited that May is finally here. My excitement isn't because the weather is warming up, or because my social calendar this weekend is chock-full of fun events. No, it is because I have been anxiously awaiting the opportunity to discuss this month's MidlevelU Book Club read. How did you like the book?

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Book Club: The Great Influenza

Alright book clubbers, what did you think of this month's read, The Great Influenza?  I have to admit, reading this book was quite an undertaking for someone trying to balance a full-time job, blog and a host of other commitments.  I imagine you felt the same.  While John Barry's The Great Influenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History was quite lengthy, it did offer some valuable and surprising insights into the history of medicine and perhaps our future as well. 

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