Having chicken in my lunch at work makes me feel vaguely guilty that Shea isn’t here to share.
NoSauce Book Review - White Fire by Preston and Child
I really truly hope this is the first in a series, as I would be so sad if I don’t get to see the two main characters again!
I found this book in our recycle room and thought from the back cover it sounded interesting - and am so glad I picked it up!
Immediately I liked Corrie the main character. I felt like she could have been one of my friends from college. I liked her desire to better herself and her appreciation of those who have helped her on the way - without her being too rough or too patsy. She seemed like a real person. Her “guardian” - The FBI agent was so interesting. I would love to meet him.
In the town of Roaring Fork - which I imagined to be Vail, Colorado - I loved the description. I loved how the town was so over the top with new money, and all the colorful members of society that lived there.
I can’t remember the last time I was surprised by an ending of a book - not one but twice within the same chapter! All I can hope is that this will be a series that continues on and on!
If you enjoy Jack Reacher/Lee Child type books, you will love this.
5 out of 5 stars
Me and my new friend Big Al. He loved a little tail rub!
Finally!! The most perfect Thursday EVER!
L’Wren Scott…I can’t get over it.
It’s almost like McQueen all over again.
She will be missed.
Picked up this LIFE CHANGING sweater at Lululemon yesterday - and am completly obsessed with it.
There are multiple ways to wear it, it’s incredibly soft, it’s reversable, it’s nice enough to wear to work, and comfertable enough to wear to yoga.
You need to get it ASAP as it’s selling out online already!
(click on photo for link)
A Catholic husband means some meat-less meals during lent.
Made this broccoli, cheese, and wild rice casserole based on this recipe (click on picture to take you there).
As I’ve never made a casserole before I followed the recipe exactly. Our opinion - not good enough for a meal on its own, but would be a good side dish to accompany a different main course.
On to the next one!
NoSauce Book Review - Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Book club selection for March. Started out super strong.
I literally couldn’t put this book down when I started it.
Takes place today in Seattle. A little family where the dad is a Microsoft genius, the mom once considered the most promising architect out there, the daughter overcoming some health issues young in life, has grown into a well adjusted if not brilliant young lady.
The school Bee goes to it just as big of a character in this story as any of the members of the family. Typically the other students as well as the other parents “gnats” that are constantly harassing Bernadette equally play a part.
Around halfway though the book took a downward turn. It became so crazy and unrealistic, and I was so bummed that I had to force myself to finish - even though I loved it in the beginning.
It’s so predictable, that I felt like I could have written the last 100 pages. It was annoying as it started out so great and interesting.
3 out of 5 stars.
NoSauce Book Review - The Big Miss by Hank Haney
I will preface this as you must either have a keen interest in golf or Tiger Woods to read this book. About 65% of the book is golf technique and 45% is about Tiger’s meltdown and recovery.
I have a husband who has a 6-7 handicap so I by default know more than I should about golf.
I also happen to love Tiger - because even though he is a cheater which is horrible - he is literally the greatest athlete of all time. I know you are thinking WHAT?! But - no other athlete has as many wins as Tiger in the history of any sport - EVER.
The inside look at Tiger was interesting, however Hank Haney is just like he appears on the golf channel. Whiney, annoying, over confident and under performing. All he did throughout the book was complain.
However, the inside look of Tiger’s obsession with being alone, being a Navy Seal, icing everyone out, it was all fascinating.
If it was about any other player, I bet no one would be able to tolerate it.
3 out of 5 stars.
NoSauce Book Review - Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead
I found this book in the recycling room of my building - and was pumped to read it, as the books I have found in there in the past have actually been really great. This one was a disappointment.
It was a story that sort of wrote itself - where it was so predictable that you felt like you knew what was going to happen on every page.
It’s the story of a typical wealthy family at their beach house - getting ready for the oldest daughters wedding. The catch is that she happens to be 7 months pregnant. And her younger sister happened to just end a pregnancy.
Literally everything you are thinking right now happens. It was dry and boring without a lot of substance. No particular character is the protagonist, instead it switches from every characters point of view. Which are all bland and relatively the same.
2 out of 5 stars.