Wednesday, March 26, 2008
I liked this book, but something bothered me about it. Jemima is a fat girl, who like most overweight people is aware that shes fat and needs to go on a diet and has tried many diets, but what I liked about her is that she didnt let others know that she was upset about her weight. She never talked about it to anyone and seemed to put on a happy front, but of course, behind closed doors she was a little disgusted with herself. So what makes her lose all the weight? Her work gets the internet and she starts talking to this guy in LA and after a few months, he wants to see her. Well of course she had sent him a pic of a model thinking that she'd never see him, so now she has to do some hard core exercising to make herself look like her fake pic. And she succeeds. I'm all for people getting in shape and being healthy, but I think they should do it for themselves and not for others. And it came off like she was doing it for this guy. But being thin doesn't change how you feel on the inside. It just changes what people see, not how you feel. The story did have a happy ending, and was a really good read.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
I bought this book last year because I wanted to break free from Fiction reading, and read something that I could learn from. But man, Nonfiction is so boring. There was some interesting points in this book, each chapter is about how your body deals with either waking up in the moring, lunch, why you feel sleepy after lunch, what happens when you have a drink, sex, why a cold feels worse at night than during the rest of the day, etc. The author inserted stories from her own life which made it a little less boring, but for the most part, it put me to sleep. This might be why I'm not smarter. It wasn't horrible, and pretty short, and informative, so if you've ever wondered why your body goes through in a day, here you go.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
This book kind of got off to a slow start, but gets more interesting. Its about a girl who gets into a car accident and when she wakes up it's 3 years later. Turns out that she had gotten into another car accident and when she wakes up she can only remember everything up to the first accident. So basically she cant remember anything from the previous three years. The idea of the story is pretty good, but it reminded me of the TV show Samantha Who? that used to be on ABC last fall, I don't know if it still is or not, but it's a pretty funny show, but this book kind of follows the same deal, girl wakes up from accident can't remember a chunk of her life and everyday she finds out that she was not the person that she wanted to be. I don't know if the author stole the idea from the show and pimped it up a bit, but that's what it reminded me of. Regardless, it is written well and the characters actually have some brain to them unlike all of the other books written by Sophie Kinsella where the main character is flakey and makes your IQ drop. It'll be a good beach read this summer.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Like most people, don't deny it, I was curious about what happened behind closed doors at the Playboy mansion. And then I stumbled upon this book, and it pretty much tells you all that you have ever wondered. It was a pretty good book. The author is an ex-girlfriend and she tells her story of how she became a girlfriend, what happens there, and why she left. Its pretty well written, so I give her props for that. I recommend it to anyone who has ever wanted the juicy secrets. You will be amazed. It is nothing like it seems on the TV show The Girls Next Door. I used to like that show, but now it just seems really fake. Check it out.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
First off, my mother have horrible taste in books. Second, I kept reading this hopeing that it would get better. It got a little more exciting that last two chapters, but other than that, it wasn't that great. The story follows a woman who's husband dies and she runs away from everything to a tiny island off the coast of Maine. There she tries to build a new persona about herself and meets a hurt dog who she falls in love with and makes her want to live again, but the dog has a past and now his past comes back and causes stress for Rocky. Add in a few weird characters, and there's your book. My probably with this book is that it was to simple. The author was good about giving details about some things, but now about how the characters were feeling. Rocky's husband dies, but you just didn't really get the deep feeling of what she was feeling, as you did with Holly in P.S. I Love You. With that character, you cry with her because you feel her pain, but with Rocky, it felt like nothing was there. Plus, who the heck names their kid Rocky? I think I was looking for more of an insight to this book, and didn't find it. But the cover is just so cute. I wanna puppy. :o)
Monday, March 3, 2008
This is a guy's book. I picked it up because the movie is pretty funny, and it actually stays pretty on track with the movie, or rather, the movie stays on track with the book since the book came out first. Of course I think the movie is always a guy movie. Should've been my first clue. It wasn't a bad book, the chapters are super long, and there's lots of talk of wine and sex. The story follows two best friends on a week to wine country before one of them get's married. It tells of all the wacky adventures they get into. It's good, but the author uses lots of big words that I had never heard of, kind of made me feel like I needed to keep a dictionary handy. I've read worse, but I've read better. One thing I found really cool was how whenever someone was drunk, they wouldn't say that they were drunk, the used the word 'sideways'. I really want to start using that term. "Elisa, I think you are sideways". :o)