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Hello, my name is Kelly and I welcome you to the Bookend Diaries book blog. I created this blog to share my own reviews of existing and new books, to discuss with other readers what we’re currently reading, update you on my book club picks, and of course, to ultimately support the work of the authors we all enjoy. I am addicted to reading and I thought this would be a great way to reach out to other readers who are as obsessed with books as I am.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Audrey Hepburn's 5 Rules for Healthy Living By: The icon's son on his mother's wellness philosophy

In a recent interview with Yahoo! Health, Audrey Hepburn's youngest son, Luca Dotti, discusses his mother's wellness philosophy and how she led a healthy life not only because it was the right thing to do, but because it made her happy. Here, a few key highlights from the interview and how her practices still apply today: 1) Drink a lot of water: "She insisted so much on everybody...drinking a lot of water...She was really about drinking a lot of water and eating a lot of vegetables. It was a matter of how she was brought up." 2) Eat meat sparingly: "She ate meat, but very little, in little doses. She [ate] 80 percent fruit and vegetables." 3) Don't fear aging: "She had a very healthy vision of her own seasons. She wasn't afraid at all of getting old. Of course she was complaining about the wrinkles, the white hair, but she really enjoyed her older years." 4) Make potatoes a staple: "Potatoes were a big, big part of her diet...for her, they were a sustainable thing." 5) Enjoy the little things in life: "She had more than a positive outlook. She was naïve in the sense that she was like a young girl. Every time that she found something new, or went to a market, or got a new recipe, she wasn't blasé. She was so excited, like a little girl. She took life by the day." Cookbook Now Available

Monday, May 4, 2015

Happy Birthday Audrey !!!!

The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters. Audrey Hepburn

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. By: Norman Vincent Peale Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Remembering Audrey 20 Years Later

I have dedicated my book blog site to, “Audrey Hepburn” on the newsstands there is a copy of a magazine dedicated to her life and the legacy that she left behind. She passed away of colon cancer which is near and dear to my heart since, my Mother also passed away from this terrible disease. My hope is that if you get a chance you will pick up a copy of this magazine since, it not only discusses the life that she lived but, also there are so many beautiful unseen photographs of this amazing woman. Lastly, if you or a family member has been effected by this terrible disease I encourage you to support funding for colon cancer research and to get annual checkups if it runs in your family and detect it early enough for treatments. All my best, Kelly

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed Holiday!!!!
Thanks for all of your support and have a Happy New Year!!!
I am excited about the new changes that will be happening with my book blog in this coming year!!!

Friday, July 20, 2012

On Vacation

I am on vacation. My hope is that you will all read lots of books while I am away. I can't wait to share all the new excited releases that will be coming out soon with all of you. I will be also sharing, tons of reviews and previews and giveways.