When your husband joking around calls you GRIMMACE.
NoSauce Book Review - The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly
First things first - Michael Connelly made fun of himself at least twice in the book having the characters give Mickey Haller a hard time about having a movie made about him! HA! You have to love an author that can make fun of himself!
I felt that this book was a little different than the usual Michael Connelly - it was full of unexpected twists. As in main characters getting the ax, things not going as expected, surprises up until the end. Usually he is a bit more predictable so I was really into this book as everything I thought would happen did and didn’t - but always in a different way than I expected.
As usual our boy comes out on top - because if he didn’t what kind of book would that be? But at what cost….
One of the best Haller books yet. Read it in about 4 days.
4 out of 5 stars
So um, I totally forgot that I needed one of these with a kid on the way. Oops.
Just wondering if anyone had a recco of something they love? ALL advice would be appreciated!
B just smoked me at dice.
Everything the light touches is our kingdom.
B and I celebrating after finally finishing the baby’s room! I can’t wait for a real drink in 1-4 weeks!!!!!
Staying in on a Friday night becomes the best night ever when you make homemade fall-off-the-bone-they-are-so-incredibly-tender ribs.
NoSauce Book Review - Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
This story was told very similarly to the Silent Wife - where each chapter is back and forth from the different point of view.
I got frustrated with Eleanor and Park both - not because they were angsty teenagers - but because they were willing to do basically nothing to change their situation. Eleanor won’t talk to her teachers, her family, or even Park about things - but then is very surly about that. I understand being trapped and not being able to talk to anyone, but then the situation will never resolve. It’s a horrible place to be in. But frustrating for an outsider that knows what’s going on none-the-less. I sort of didn’t understand how they came to be in a relationship, and I am not totally sure that they understand either.
I think I didn’t really believe in their relationship - which is why I couldn’t truly get behind the book.
It’s hard to be a teenager, and I felt for them. But I also get frustrated with people that sort of make their own bed and don’t want to lie in it. Maybe I am an unfeeling adult, but even as a teenager I knew there were certain things within my control and certain things out of my control. If it was in my control and I did nothing about it - such as not opening mail or not sending mail - then who do you have to blame but yourself?!
I thought it was just okay.
2 out of 5 stars
NoSauce Book Review - The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
When I first read Eat, Pray, Love - I truly related to it because I am an American that has traveled to both Indonesia, Europe, and India. I could truly picture the places and the story unfolding. (the movie I didn’t love so much but that’s another story)
Elizabeth Gilbert once again was able to paint a picture of a family, a few women, a time and a place that is so precise and clear you feel as if you were right there in the 1800s.
It wasn’t the greatest story I have ever read, however, it kept me engaged and empathetic with Alma, our protagonist the entire time. So even though I thought the book was average, I felt for this woman, the path that she traveled on, and her plight. I cared enough to keep turning the page to see what happened.
Alma Whittaker is a strong, smart, lonely, albiet sometimes desperate women living in the 1800s. She knows what she wants, but has a very difficult time achieving it. She is from privledge, but is constantly denied in other areas. She is a question mark and an enigma wrapped in one. But for some reason, maybe it is slightly pitty? - you feel for her and want to see what happens to her next.
It’s hard to always feel that you are the lesser to your sibling - weather it’s an accurate truth or just a crazy perception you have - it would be incredibly tough to grow up feeling 2nd best always. It’s also tough to be a woman back in the day when your opinions were less valued than a mans. I love a strong woman that will fight through for her beliefs. I also loved reading about Tahiti before it was colonized and the tourist attraction that it is today.
Okay for a light summer read. 3 out of 5 stars.
Apparently Shea has the sleep of ultimate relaxation.
Or he just likes showing off his junk.
Not the prettiest of photos - however after B was such a trooper from being dragged all over the east side last night - when he got home from golf he had a special breakfast waiting for him: homemade bacon, egg, and cheese.
Looks pretty deli-profesh if I say so myself.