Category Archives: books

The Best Ever

December was chaotic. An unexpected death in the family sent us to California for a long weekend. As a result of the expense, Elijah and I decided not to exchange gifts and we tried to scale back our other purchases.   We did, however continue the tradition of taking the kids shopping for their gifts to…

Still Hungry!

I just finished the time suck that is The Hunger Games Trilogy, and am now wondering what to read for the rest of my life. The books were a perfect Christmas gift from my SIL, but right now, I sort of hate her. Hate might be too strong of a word. I’m really just so…

I’m on Fire

I have read a ton of books this summer and  I have neither the energy, nor the desire to recap them online. Who knows, maybe I’ll revisit that part of my blog later this year, but for right now, I’ll just leave you with a pictorial list of the reading I’ve done. I can honestly…

Funny Ha Ha

I Found This Funny was a refreshingly different book for me to read. I don’t usually read short stories (except for the hilarious works by David Sedaris) but this book, edited by Judd Apatow, appealed to me. I usually only get pockets of time to read, so I liked the idea of being able to…

Animal

If you are at all interested in true stories about man hunting Tigers in Russia, then just go out and get this book already. I loved it. I thought it a fascinating story with just a touch of “look what man has done to destroy nature” thrown in for good measure. Don’t let the fact…

Locavore

I was completely taken in by this book. I loved it. It’s a bit overwhelming and a lot to process, but I absolutely bought into it. Because of this book we have started buying local. We’re not crazy nuts about it, we just hit the local farmer’s market (which is year round, by the way!)…

Don’t You Know Who I Think I Am?

I admit it. I’m woefully behind on my reviews. If I’m being perfectly honest, I finished this book back in January and have just been too preoccupied to post about it. Oh and I’m not reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma anymore, I’ve just not picked my next book so I kept up the photo. Talk about…

Unbroken

Nothing like finishing a book about a plane crash while 40,000 ft. in the air. Nice timing with this one, eh? Alright so I admit it; I didn’t read the author’s first book, Seabiscuit, so I have no frame of reference in regards to her previous work. However, if it’s anything like this book it…

What Christmas Means to Me

It took me a little longer than I had anticipated to finish Stephen Nissenbaum’s The Battle for Christmas. Partly because I decided to read it during December, and partly because it was a historical retelling of how Christmas has evolved over time. I found it fascinating but also a bit overwhelming in regards to the…

Everything’s Magic

Note to self: Next time you want to start a 782 page book, do it after you’re settled into a home not before. I really feel like I missed out on the “feeling” of this book because I had to read it in stolen moments of quietude. (Which is not something that has happened very…