Wednesday, March 20, 2013

50 books review time

I am falling behind in my Challenge to read 50 books this year. I have had a couple of weeks where I have not read at all, not even a magazine. Between ill children, and life in general, getting in the way, I just couldn't find time! 

However, lately I have been going to bed not long after the children and losing myself in a book. It has been heaven. Last night my littlest one even cuddled in to my bed and went to sleep while I read. I didn't read for long though, as the sound of his beautiful rhythmic breathing had me asleep not long after!

This is the review for the books I have managed to read this month, very varied you may notice.

Lady Chatterley's Lover
I promised myself I would read one classic this year, not being a fan of Dickens (Shock horror, I know). I decided on something a bit more befitting of my personality, something racy. I have to be honest, I haven't even got to the juicy stuff yet........and its driving me crazy! 
So this isn't so much a review as a, shall we say, kick up the Ass for me. I have to try! Its published on Kindle as it was originally written, that is what I'm finding hard going. Its like reading a foreign language. 

The fast diet
Now this is more of an information book, but I am tired at failing on every diet. I honestly think I am the only person I know who didn't lose weight on Slimming World! Jeez!  I had read Honest Mums posts on this 5:2 fast diet, and decided to give it a go. I have to say the book is very informative. The writers have tried different fasting plans and come up with a plan that works and doesn't include starving yourself. So far I've felt quite comfortable doing it. As for the weight, I'll let you know, I try to avoid the scales like the plague and go by my clothing. However seeing as I am currently in my 'bloated' week, we will see in the coming weeks.

Did you Miss Me.
Ah see, now we are into my favourite area, a good old crime thriller! Oh I love Karen Rose. Her books follow a theme, there is always a relationship between 2 of the main characters.....and they are usually tormented by their past. The main characters are also normally connected in some way to a character from a previous book. If you are a fan, it gives you a feeling of inclusion. It doesn't, however, stop you enjoying her book as a stand alone. Now I will say, her 'love' scenes are very descriptive...VERY
The crime is always very different in her books, and that's what keeps you reading. I love the way she writes from the criminal point of view. You find yourself wanting to shout at the pages, tell the detective where to look!! 
I absolutely loved this book, a real 'page turner'. I think I may be going through her back catalogue and re-reading.

That's my reviews so far. As always Please click the picture to link back to Mama Owl, and the original 50 books challenge.

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