Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Review: Eat Vegan on $4 a Day by Ellen Jaffe Jones

Eat Vegan on $4 a Day by Ellen Jaffe Jones explains that you can eat healthy without breaking the bank. I found this book to be very informative and easy to read. I like a book that teaches me how I can save my money and eat quality food because I like to think of myself as a "frugalista". I don't see the point in spending loads of money that I don't have in order to eat good. I'm not vegan, but I do like to read about how to be healthy and getting in more fruits, veggies and grains into my diet. After reading this book, I listened to a few podcasts interviewing the author and learned that the book is written in a way that you can go to Wal-mart to find the foods in the book which is pretty helpful. It also has a bunch of recipes for different types of dishes for breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner. This book is good for anyone who wants to learn how to eat healthy without going broke in order to do so.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Review: Bought by Anna David

Summary from Goodreads and the back of the book:

Anna David turns her reporter's eye for detail toward Tinseltown's seedy underbelly yet again and "eloquently and humorously unveil[s] what could be a new subgenre: Chick Lit with a Message" (New York Post).
Tired of gathering banal quotes from the B-list on the sidelines of the red carpet, Emma Swanson publicly yearns for a more substantial career but privately dreams of a hotshot boyfriend to transport her into the beating heart of the Hollywood scene. Instead, she meets Jessica—beautiful, cavalier, manipulative—who shamelessly trades sex for the gifts it can bring. Convinced that writing a story about Jessica and her ilk would seriously boost her journalistic cred, Emma soon finds herself sucked into a world where the luxuries of prettied-up prostitution may cost more than she ever expected.
My thoughts:
This book was interesting and I liked it. Emma is this lowly Hollywood reporter that gets to go to these big Hollywood events and interview the stars on the red carpet and was pining for her ex boyfriend who didn't deserve her. She starts out with no confidence in herself at all. She thinks her sister has it made because she's with a prince, knows how to cook and to top it all off is beautiful. Emma's best friend, Claire, is married and their relationship is changing. Emma's journey to finding herself starts when she wants to do a story on prostitutes in Hollywood for a magazine hence the book title "Bought". Emma befriends, Jessica, who is a working high class prostitute in Hollywood. She takes Emma under her wing and shows her the lifestyle that she lives and how she does "business". Jessica also helps Emma to discover who she wants to become and in a twisted way gives her confidence. This book was about self-discovery with drama, some scandal, and a little bit of romance.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Follow Friday!

Follow Friday is hosted by parajunkee an Allison Can Read.
This week's question: Letter to Santa: Tell Santa what books you want for Christmas!

I want a lot of books, but since I can't have all of them I really wouldn't mind Santa bringing me Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella, Divergent by Veronica Roth,The Crowning Glory of Calla Lilly Ponder and The Hunger Games trilogy.:)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Follow Friday!

Question: Today's Question is something new, an activity. We want to see what you look like! Take a pic with you and your current read. Too shy? Boo! Just post a fun pic you want to share.

I am kinda shy. Lol. But here I am.

I'm reading Bought by Anna David.