I really enjoyed this book! I can be so jaded having read so many books over my lifetime so finding this was a great pleasure. It was very different aI really enjoyed this book! I can be so jaded having read so many books over my lifetime so finding this was a great pleasure. It was very different and I loved the descriptions of how people had adapted to life underground. I would have liked deeper and more thorough descriptions because I was never quite able to visualize their surroundings. But Scorched did hold my attention and I wouldn't mind reading a sequel because I enjoyed the characters and want to know how they fared. I'm trying not to put spoilers. It is an inexpensive read so I feel like folk should give it a chance. I did not think of it as a YA book, because some of the subject matter was somewhat delicate in nature. No hard core sex, just ways in which the denizens under the earth now survived. I recommend this book for adults, very different in many ways....more
I've only been considering trying the paleo lifestyle because I have alot of immune issues and I have been reading that it can help. Also, I need to lI've only been considering trying the paleo lifestyle because I have alot of immune issues and I have been reading that it can help. Also, I need to lose no less than 60 pounds! I have always done the Atkins diet which has really worked in the past but as I have gotten older it isn't as effective. One of the things I really like about the paleo way of eating is that protein is a regular staple on your daily menu. I need protein, but I need to eat it with smarter choices in my sides. Something besides a quick salad. I'm willing to pull out a new food processor I haven't even opened the box to yet to try some new things.
Which brings me to Nom Nom Paleo by Michelle Tan. I have almost finished reading her book in one sitting today. Including every recipe and method of cooking. Michelle calls for ingredients you can find in almost any store and maybe a trip to an Asian store for some of the authentic ones. Never a requirement though. Michelle will tell you what she uses then gives an alternate. Her wonderful book is full of stories and funny bits about her darling little boys. She shares numerous photos of them and boy are they cuties! Also, they are little and her youngest son wouldn't eat plain old paleo 'stuff' so she came up with wonderful recipes even her picky two year old would accept, being used to fast foods and snacks! The results are super tasty recipes. I really want to try some of her soups and salads. I need to make health a larger focus of my life for awhile and enjoy the process of learning a better way. This cookbook really makes me feel as though I can do it! Highly recommended if you are like me and wondering what can you eat besides protein and veggies!...more
I really enjoyed this book! I often wondered what happened with people kidnapped by Indians and this graphically details the abductions, and often griI really enjoyed this book! I often wondered what happened with people kidnapped by Indians and this graphically details the abductions, and often grisly murders, of frontier folk. What is really surprising is how easily children would adapt to their new life with the Indians. Becoming special members of the tribe, loved and taught how to live independently. Many times they had changed so drastically that they didn't want to return to their old lives! I suspect that is perhaps because in those days their lives were very difficult, every day filled with hard labors to keep their farms running. As braves, as an example, the boys were not allowed to do 'women's work' but were taught many new skills like bow and arrow, hunting, really many survival techniques. They often missed the Indian families that adopted them. Some parts of the book are quite shocking in how easily they murdered settlers, often torturing them before killing them. If you are interested in this part of History I highly recommend this book!...more