Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Recent Reads

I've read some good (and some not so good) books lately.

Every now and then I get in a kick where I want to read cheesy romance novels and only cheesy romance novels.  Part of the thrill is reading the good parts out loud to anyone that will listen. Normally it's KB....or my coworkers....or my grandma.

This one was just as cheesy as it looked. Basically poor guy loves rich girl, he goes away to build up his fortune and returns to her, but (gasp) as someone else. They do it a lot and she realizes that it's really him because she recognizes his body (ow ow!). There's some drama with an old boyfriend and they end up happily ever after. I read this in about 2 days.

This one was pretty cheesy too. Bad girl hooks up with bad guy, but their love is so good. They end up saving each other from themselves and go off to be married and have lots of babies. La te dah.

Least favorite one of these. Seriously, why do all of these have to end with people having kids to be happy.

This one was probably my favorite. Not a lot of feelings, just a lot of feeling (hardee har har).

After all those romance books though, sometimes you need some substance.

This book was okay. It moved kinda slow, but the story was pretty good. It was told from multiple view points, so that helped to move it along a little bit. It's really long, so definitely have some time on your hands before reading.

This book was okay. It's a pretty short read and a lot of what he says makes sense. I'm all for his style of "vegan before dinner" and cutting down on meat. He also doesn't bash milk too bad (which is always refreshing for this type of book). It's also got some pretty good recipes in it.

What books have you read recently???


  1. Mark Bittman bashed milk pretty good recently in his NY Times column.

  2. I just read The Historian. Have you heard of it? It's a historical fiction about dracula. Perfect for halloween. A little long, but really good!

  3. I haven't been reading much at all lately. :( I think I'd be too embarrassed to read the good parts out loud - even to my husband. lol.