The 10 Things You Need to Eat by Anahad O’Connor: I really enjoyed this book! It was informative, smart, to the point, and witty. It was surprising the way you can put to use some of the foods: avocado’s subbed for butter and beets in dessert. There was food that I have never heard of: Quinoa. It was a pleasant surprise to learn that I liked 7 out of the 10 foods. As a picky eater, I was a bit worried. That means it should not be difficult to make them part of my daily diet. The list of staple ingredients were just a bonus to make your life healthier. My recommendation would be if you like books that explain why they picked certain foods then this book is a must have!
Tempted by P.C. Cast: I am finding that the main character (Z) is grating on my nerves. I do feel like that other characters are wonderful to read. They are each growing and coming into themselves quite well. Aphrodite is probably the most overall surprise to me, I am actually enjoying her character now. I think at this point they have beat Z’s boy problems into the ground and her inability to allow her friends the same mistakes she allows herself is getting old too. I think this mostly has to do with Stevie Ray (as I think she is the equal of Z to the red fledglings). I thought overall that I did not enjoy the POV change in this book but that the story did move along. I will continue reading the series as overall it is enjoyable.
The Perils of Cyber-Dating by Julie Spira: I do not know where to begin on why this book was so bad. I will start with the fact that even though she states she is a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love all the way through the book she mention her size 0 shopping sprees, her brand names, types of cars, professions of dates, swanky upscale “meet” places. So I am not so sure that she was looking for love though she did have some pretty horrific “dating” stories. Of course, the fault was never hers and the guys were always the one to do wrong. I quickly threw out the self-help part as I felt the author really had nothing in common with the average person looking for love online. Plus with rules like you can lie about your age by 5 to 10 years and your body weight by 5 to 10 lbs but be upset if the guy does it was a little far fetching. So I then just read it from an entertainment point of view but she was neither funny nor engaging. I would say read this book if you are in the 2% of the dating […]
Real Vampires Have Curves by Gerry Bartlett: I really enjoyed this book! It was a fun read that reminded me a little bit of Bridget Jones meets SATC set in Austin, TX. The lead character is a real woman with curves, body issues, super skinny friends, a hot ex (that would so totally be my type), and dating issues galore. You throw in the fact that someone has it out for the Vampires in Austin, there is an over-protective body guard talking dog (not sure he really is just a dog), some friends with their own issues, and trying to get her business off the group—Glory has got her hands full. I giggled through most of this book and while I thought her relationship with some characters were forced (Damien); on a whole I was please with the flow of the story.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Elizabeth: She is the perfect blend of flaws and positive attributes. Austen really created a character that you could follow like she was a really close friend.
Darcy: Great guy with some flaws that make him real. You can love him and sometimes not like him.