Thursday, March 31, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
It's a religious/self-help/weight loss/biography book. The concept for the book was great. She let the reader in on her life growing up in front of the camera, how she met her hubby, her kids, pets, and included her struggles with her weight and how she managed to lose 25 lbs and keep it off while throwing out some religious verses. All in all, I kind of felt like it was a little choppy and unorganized. Like one paragraph she is talking about self disciplant and then in the next she is talking about clean out the clutter in your house. Which I guess they can go hand in hand, but there needed to be some better transitioning. Or trying to compaire her dog to God. I didn't quite get that.
I don't think this book is going to be life changing for me, it will make me think about the foods I eat, since basically she lost weight by eating healthy foods and exercise. Apparently this works. And eat things in moderation. So simple yet so hard.
She does include some recipes at the end of each chapter and they actually look pretty yummy and easy to follow. She also includes a letter written to her from a fan in each chapter, which was pretty much the same question- I loved you on Full House and now watch you on Make It Or Break It, you look great, what's your secret? Answer: Eating healthy, exercise, and God.
Hey, if it works, who am I to judge?
Saturday, March 19, 2011
I wanted to read the book because one of my friends said it was his favorite, but really, I just found it slow moving and had to force myself to read it. They made a movie out of it. Half tempted to watch it and see if it's easier to understand.
Friday, March 18, 2011
I liked this book, except for the What's Going To Happen Next ending. The third book better come out soon.
In this one, Sophie and her friends go to London so that her dad can teach her more about her powers. While there, she and bad boy Archer try to find out who is making demons because that is a big no-no.
Its a quick read with enough action to keep it going.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
I can't really critize her for her actions, because I could see how easy it would be to feel the pressure of being thin in Hollywood.
I do get bothered by thin people freaking out over imaginary fat rolls. If you are average height and 100 lbs, you aren't going to have fat rolls.
The book does talk about her struggles with being gay. Being a straight girl, I can't imagine what that would be like. If only everyone could accept people for who they are.
I do hope that she is happy with who she is and her health is good. She married Ellen, so how could everyday not be fun.
It's about Maggie who throughout the whole book is planning on killer herself by drowning herself in the river. But gosh darn it! Life just keeps getting in the way. First its the house that she really likes goes on sale and she wants her business to sell the listing. So she postpones her death. Then something else happens, and something else. After a while I just wanted her to either go ahead and do it, or just realize that her life isn't that horrible and that clearly she's not meant to die right now. Finally she clues into this. Only took 300 pages. At one point I think the author realized that she was losing the reader so she tossed in a mystery. This book just kind of seemed not well thought out. Like she was just making up the story as she went instead of having a plot. Some books can get away with this, but not this one.
It diffinately wasn't her typical feel-good type of novel. It did make me realize that there is way to much work when it comes to killing yourself. I kind of liked Ethel because she complains a lot, like me.
Ok. I'm a negative person (not sure why) so I figured id check it out and see what all the hype is about and see if it really works.
First off, every time I tried to read this, it put me to sleep, so even though its only 184 pages, it took me way longer than it should've to read it. Not really a good sign of a good book.
The main thing that I got from this was to think positive. Believe and think of the life that you want and you'll get it. The Law of Attraction. Which makes sense. If you keep thinking about the bad things in life, you're gonna keep attracting bad things, so start thinking of good things.
They also suggest that you write down the things that you want and say to yourself each day that you will get them or act like you already have. How many people are gonna try and spend the million dollars that they were told to believe that they already have?
This book is pretty much like any other self help book out there. You already know what you need to do to get the life you want, you just need a $24 book to remind you.
This book is really up to you on if you want to read it. My friend loves it, and while I did find some stuff helpful, for the most part its already stuff we already know.
Also, I don't believe for a second that the author thought herself thin. Surely there had to be some exercise involved. And there is no way she improved her eyesight just by believing that it will inprove. Sorry sister, I'm not buying it.
Tamara is a 16 year old spoild rich girl who's dad kills himself, then her mom and herself find out that they are in debt and move in with her mother's brother and his strange wife in the country. While living there she finds a diary that has her writing in it for the next day. It's writing the future. Using this info she changes events.
It was pretty good up until the end when it took a weird twist. Tamara isn't who she always thought she was. So there's a bit of mystery involved. The book wasn't horrible, but it's not something I'd read again
This book was pretty weak. The concept was decent enough, but it was all talk and no action. So if you are looking for something dirty, you might want to look elsewhere. But if you just want to read about two people falling in love, this should work.