Review: The Pig And I

When I first received a copy of this book I couldn’t wait to get to reading it. With a title like that, who could resist? This novel is sort of like a Chick Lit memoir type of book that I instantly loved.

Author Rachel Toor takes the reader into her life starting from college in New England. She chronicles her different relationships with men, struggles along the way, and her different pets and how she related to them. There was Barkus, the dog she’d left behind at her parent’s house for college; there was Prudence, the sweet little mouse during her senior year of college; There was Hester, the unfriendly rat who later turned into a bright and interesting pet; Hannah the intelligent and precious dog, Emma the pig adorable and endearing pig, and many more. Usually with each animal, Rachel also had a man of the moment. Continue reading Review: The Pig And I

Review: Around The World In 80 Dates

I love reading books about traveling and dating – especially when based on a true story. I knew this book fit into both categories and was based on the author’s non-fictional account of how she found her true love.

Around the World in 80 Dates starts off in the UK where Jennifer is fresh from her latest heartbreak, and takes the reader from beginning to end. You will learn how she conceived of her “Around the World in 80 Dates” idea; You will be taken vicariously through each of her sometimes odd but often interesting dates; You’ll see how she ends up meeting “the one”; and much more.

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Review: I’m Not The New Me

Blogging and online diaries are a very popular thing these days. Nearly everyone has something to say. I’m Not the New Me by Wendy McClure is a memoir based on the online journal she kept to (sort-of) track her weight loss. This book chronicles how Wendy lost over 25 pounds mostly using the Weight Watchers system. She makes clear that she was adamantly against all the diet type things and advice that everyone always gave her. Through the course of the story, we learn how Wendy came about to deciding to lose weight and putting her website online; how she had a couple of serious relationships that fell apart; how she learned through friends that she wasn’t truly “ready” to lose all of her weight. And much more.

Laid out in short chapters that occasionally go from present to past tense, there are even some funny weight-watcher cards in the middle of the book that make fun of the horrible diet “dishes” that are supposed to be healthy. Continue reading Review: I’m Not The New Me