Clean Eating is a free and short ebook. There are two parts to the book: information on how to eat clean and a recipe section.
The first part about clClean Eating is a free and short ebook. There are two parts to the book: information on how to eat clean and a recipe section.
The first part about clean eating was interesting and had some good points. However, none of the information was anything new and some of the sentences were choppy making it a little difficult to read.
Banks talks about how important it is to include all food groups. I just want to quickly mention that you technically don't need milk and meat because you can get calcium and protein elsewhere. But other than that, she is right that you need to eat from every food group. Your body needs the nutrients to feel full but not stuffed.
A lot of fad diets don't work because they want you to cut out a food group like carbs or fats. People end up gaining the weight back once they reintroduce carbs/fat back into their diet. Instead, like Banks writes, you should eat small amounts from every food group for a balanced diet.
Banks also included a recipe section which I did not like. How are you going to include a list of recipes without pictures? There aren't even a few pictures.
Her Blueberry Pancake recipe makes 15 at 112 calories each. How small are her frickin pancakes?! And her Omelette recipe calls for bacon which is not healthy. She puts cheese in everything too. And margarine! And bacon! How are you going to talk about avoiding unhealthy fats and GMOs then include a recipe calling for margarine? And bacon is one of the worst meats for you. everyone knows this. I honestly started to skim through the recipe section which took up half of the book. I bookmarked nothing from the recipe section.
In the middle of the recipe section she stops to advertise another one of her books. What? Save that for the end. ...more
Sarah is a lucky lady. Her aunt and uncle sold her this beautiful house at such a great price, and all because it is haunted. Sarah does not believLOL
Sarah is a lucky lady. Her aunt and uncle sold her this beautiful house at such a great price, and all because it is haunted. Sarah does not believe in ghosts though and think her aunt and uncle are being a little silly. I think her aunt and uncle are assholes for not warning her that a HDMI cable was going to seduce her and crawl up her vagina....
Lyson is able to write a relatable book for kids, Any kid reading Private School Blogger will be able to instantly relate to everything from Matthew'sLyson is able to write a relatable book for kids, Any kid reading Private School Blogger will be able to instantly relate to everything from Matthew's love of video games to bad school cafeteria food. Even I as an adult loved reading Private School Blogger. There are a lot of funny moments in the book too. This is a great book that the more dorky and tech loving kids will really enjoy reading.
Props to Brandi for having to deal with a nasty divorce and LeAnn, but I had some problems with this book. Namely, the rape and cutting jokes. I honesProps to Brandi for having to deal with a nasty divorce and LeAnn, but I had some problems with this book. Namely, the rape and cutting jokes. I honestly came to really dislike Brandi because of this book.
Trigger Warning for rape jokes, cutting jokes and domestic abuse jokes.
(view spoiler)[ "But, man, was it fucking hot! I used to joke that he "raped" me. Rape jokes are never funny, except when they are." (p. 37)
Except no. Rape jokes are never funny. She also refereed to the time when she was obsessed with reading about Eddie and LeAnn in tabloids and online as her "virtual cutting days".
"[Twitter is] like an abusive boyfriend I keep going back to. I call it Battered Social-Media Syndrome." (p. 82)
Aside from that mess, the book was pretty boring too. It was the same thing over and over again. Also, so much of it just screamed rich white woman problems. There were some moments where she was talking about her emotions throughout the divorce and how she learned to move on in the end. Those parts were somewhat interesting but so much of this book was just... -.-
I love the Real Housewives but I really did not like this book. It was not funny and it got repetitive fast....more
This started off fine but then just went downhill as the story continued. Rosemary became a complete Mary Sue.
Also, the love between her and Finn seeThis started off fine but then just went downhill as the story continued. Rosemary became a complete Mary Sue.
Also, the love between her and Finn seemed a little rushed at the end. They get married because of some legal issues over the land Rosemary brought but I never felt like the issues between them were resolved before or after the marriage. Rosemary didn't want to marry Finn because she did not want to be a replacement for her dead sister and we are told that Finn doesn't think of Rosemary in that way but he never really convinced Rosemary of it. I also found it weird that the whole town right away wanted Finn and Rosemary to get married. His wife and her sister just died but omg they need to get married right now! Because it is like the proper thing to do!!!
Lucky, the Labrador dog, returns in The Lucky Little Labrador: Haunted Halloween! to save Halloween. Lucky is a dog that is always getting into troublLucky, the Labrador dog, returns in The Lucky Little Labrador: Haunted Halloween! to save Halloween. Lucky is a dog that is always getting into trouble somehow. In this “The Lucky Little Labrador” book, Lucky and Kevin go trick-or-treating but spooky things start happening around Kevin before and on Halloween. Kevin doesn’t have to worry though because Lucky is there to save him from all the scary things of Halloween.
This book is entertaining and funny. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself laughing at the part when Lucky runs off while trick-or-treating with Kevin. He got distracted by a squirrel and that is why he ran off. I could just picture that happening for real! The really scary part of the story is when Kevin has to go to Mr. Jenkins’ scary “haunted” house in order to find his dog. Kevin gets scared at Mr. Jenkins’ house so it is a good thing Lucky is there to protect him! The whole story is adorable though, and the ending was nice. The ending gives children a message about loyalty and family.
There are plenty of cute pictures in this book as well. The author uses real pictures of the Labrador and some other characters throughout the book. My favorite photo was of Lucky dressed in his dragon Halloween costume. He looked so funny and adorable!
I also like the short vocabulary list at the front of the book. It is a great way for children to learn some new words.
There were some great moments in this book that made me laugh for real. The story is very entertaining and makes for a perfect Halloween read.
I was not expecting to like this book at all. In fact, I really did not like the beginning, but I was enjoying the story and characters by the end.
I sI was not expecting to like this book at all. In fact, I really did not like the beginning, but I was enjoying the story and characters by the end.
I still do not understand why the author used the strike-through text option so many times. I can see what Mafi was going for when she used the option when she had Juliette wrtie in her diary, but she also used the strike-through option in other places in the book. I guess it might have been to show Juliette's conflicting feelings about things but instead it just felt annoying and unnecessary. The other problem I had with the writing was how Mafi would repeat random words, again to show Juliette's thought process but it also got annoying fast.
Despite what I just wrote about the writing, I did enjoy the book. Shatter Me starts to get interesting about half way through the book when the action starts to pick up.
There are a lot of easy and simple recipes in this book so it is perfect for someone who is a complete beginner in cooking and wants to try some JapanThere are a lot of easy and simple recipes in this book so it is perfect for someone who is a complete beginner in cooking and wants to try some Japanese recipes out. I myself bookmarked a ton of pages to try out!...more
Almost every fairy tale I can think of was in this book. It's fun seeing how many fairy tales there are and how the stories related to Sunday and herAlmost every fairy tale I can think of was in this book. It's fun seeing how many fairy tales there are and how the stories related to Sunday and her family, but at the same time it got a little confusing. There was too much going on. There were too many different fairy tales and magical elements happening at the same time that it got a little bit confusing without really ending anywhere for me. The setting is fun though. I wouldn't mind exploring a world full of magic, fairies and fairy tales.
About the romance, I did not really believe the romance between Sunday and The Frog Prince. It happened way too quickly, and I would have liked to see their relationship built up more.
I did it! I finally finished Flirting In Italian! This took me longer to read than I had initially expected and the reason why is because I started toI did it! I finally finished Flirting In Italian! This took me longer to read than I had initially expected and the reason why is because I started to get bored and annoyed with the story a little bit before the half way point.
I loved all of the art talk at the beginning which is why I was excited to read this book at first. I also loved the way that the author described Italy when Violet and the three other girls where being driven to the estate. It made me want to book a flight and go there myself!
I started to dislike the book when it became all about the boys and more specifically, all about Violet's crush, Luca. I knew that there was going to be a lot of flirting and making out with cute Italian guys but the actual plot of the story that was set up in the beginning (the mysterious painting) seemed to have been completely forgotten now.
The characters also became quickly irritating.
All of the Italian women were bitches! Seriously. Every single Italian woman that Violet and her friends met were perfectly beautiful and secretly made fun of the foreign girls in Italian. I don't know how Violet knew this since she doesn't exactly speak Italian but she does (Hint: Violet is a Mary Sue).
By the end of the book I was starting to lose all hope of ever finding the plot again. Maybe Henderson was saving it for the next book. But then the plot showed up again when they finally visit the estate where the painting is. So, the girls go there and everyone comments on how much Violet looks like the girl in the painting. Then someone tried to kill Violet. Yep. We find out who attempted to kill her at the end of the book too and everything seems resolved but I am still lost as to why and what exactly happened. I don't feel like it was a good wrap up to the book. Also, what does that leave for the next book? Is the second book nothing but Violet misunderstanding Luca and then making out with him? I'll pass on that.
I normally wouldn't pick this kind of a book up, but it was a free short story for the nook so I decided to give it a try.
This short story is about ApI normally wouldn't pick this kind of a book up, but it was a free short story for the nook so I decided to give it a try.
This short story is about April, a woman who got pregnant, married her High School sweetheart at 17 and now lives in the small town she grew up in with two more children. Her mom had always wanted better for her which April always took to mean that her mom wanted her to get out of this town and have a better life. Throughout the short story April reflects on her, now deceased, mother's words and wonders if her mother would be disappointed in her and if she could have had a better life if things were different.
I liked this book all the way up until the end.
I have never read anything by Kristin Hannah before. I did enjoy her writing style and I found myself relating a bit to April because my own mother has passed away recently. It is a good short story but I just don't like how things were tied together at the end.