Monday, August 22, 2016
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Graham's writing was very easy to read. I appreciated that he wrote about how eating gluten-free affected his physical health, social experience, identity, and his mental health as well.
After reading the more science based books that I wrote about earlier this week, it was a nice break to read a memoir about the practical realities of eating gluten free.
Posted by Elaine at 4:00 AM
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
I tried reading this book awhile ago but it didn't take, but it wasn't until I was seriously trying to figure out how to change my diet that I was drawn into this book. Surprisingly accessible, practical, and readable.
Posted by Elaine at 4:30 AM
Monday, August 15, 2016
I mentioned in an earlier post that I was doing some research and making some changes to address a medical issue. This week, I will write about the books that I've read so far.
In Wheat Belly Diet, Davis discusses the history of wheat and how the wheat we eat today is significantly different from the wheat of thousands and thousands of years ago. He writes extensively about how our body processes the modern day wheat and how eliminating wheat can affect health. The last chapters include his Wheat Belly Diet Plan (basically eliminating carbs and sugar) and some recipes.
This book would have been much easier to read if it didn't have a picture of a bagel stack on it. I LOVE bagels, so every time I picked up this book, I was reminded that if I tried this diet, I would no longer be able to eat bagels. Suggestion to the publisher for the next edition? Try a new cover without bagels on it!! Thanks!
Posted by Elaine at 6:00 AM
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Liz Buckley is sick and tired of being given extra work and being expected to stay late just because she's the single, non-mother employee. So she decides to fake a pregnancy so that she can take maternity leave and then leave her job.
Again, another chic-lit looking book that has some depth to it as it examines expectations of mothers and child-free women, and how we all need to intentionally choose what we want for ourselves.
Very fun and thoughtful at the same time.
Next up for next week: I'm moving away from these fun summer books to post about some of the lifestyle/health/diet books that I've been reading.
Posted by Elaine at 5:30 AM
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
I read The Singles Game in a single day. It was quick and smart. However, it was also a repeat of The Devil Wears Prada just played out on the tennis court.
Posted by Elaine at 7:00 AM
Monday, August 8, 2016
If you're looking for another fun summer read, I present First Comes Loves as an option.
It looks like a lighthearted chic-lit book based on the cover, but it actually has some deeper themes as it follows a family and the grief of each of its members after the teenage son dies in a car accident. We pick up with the Garland family fifteen years after their son/brother dies and we see how they have grieved and how their grief has influenced their life choices.
Fun, smart, but also with some meat.
Posted by Elaine at 7:30 AM