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About Julia

Hi everyone! This is Julia of The Broke and the Bookish, formerly blogging on my own at The Competitive Bibliomaniac.

I read mostly historical romance, but can often be found reviewing paranormal romance, young adult books (mostly distopian/fantasy), fantasy/sci-fi, classics, and the occasional non-fiction book about languages.

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Currently reading

Wanton Christmas Wishes
Eliza Lloyd, Samantha Kane, Kate Pearce, Monica Burns, Madelynne Ellis, Jess Michaels
The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
Wilhelm Grimm, Jacob Grimm, Matthew R. Price, Noel Daniel
Progress: 21 %
I Love it When You Talk Retro: Hoochie Coochie, Double Whammy, Drop a Dime, and the Forgotten Origins of American Speech
Ralph Keyes
Progress: 28/271 pages
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
Christopher Moore
Progress: 42/420 pages

Review: The 7-Minute Back Pain Solution by Gerard Girasole, Cara Hartman

The 7-Minute Back Pain Solution: 7 Simple Exercises to Heal Your Back Without Drugs or Surgery in Just Minutes a Day - Gerard J. Girasole, Cara Hartman

Note: You dont want to try any new excercises and shit until you talk to a doctor. For me, I had been to physical therapy before and remembered a lot of these stretches. So read books on doctoring at your own risk. Gotta love a disclaimer. You really dont want to mess with your back. 


Wow. I was skeptical when I first selected this book for review, but also desperate. See, I have 2 bad disks in my back and at the time I saw this book, I couldn't sit, stand, drive, sleep without discomfort. 

The seven stretches laid out really relax the muscles and help when things are tense. I was skeptical when I first tried them, but they are all reminiscent of when I did physical therapy back in the day. 

Now I use them whenever I can't get out of bed in the morning for stiffness or immediately after I work out and can feel my muscles tensing. 

So we know this book is effective at least for me, now lets look at the layout. I really enjoyed how this book was laid out. It was easy to skip to a chapter that was relevant to me, for instance the airplane travel chapter, and read about the tips. There were sections for pretty much everything you can think of: airplanes, cars, working, showering. It was quite complete. 

I am definitely going to get this one to have as a reference throughout my life because you never know when things may flare up again. I recommend this as a resource for people with back issues looking to try some organic treatment for their chronic pain.