Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Monday, August 21, 2017
We also watched a couple of documentaries on Netflix: The Lion in Your Living Room (about house cats) and Two Days in April (about four college football players preparing for the NFL draft). On Youtube, we watched the most fascinating documentary, The Year of the Quarterback - the Brady 6, about the 2000 draft when Tom Brady was drafted #199. Six other quarterbacks were drafted before him! This documentary shows what happened to all of these other six quarterbacks (none of them are still playing).
Anyway, this was one of the books that I read during our trip. It was a perfect blend of fluff and just enough depth.
Ella is an ambitious entertainment journalist working in Hollywood. In order to keep her job, she needs to report as much juicy celebrity gossip as she can. This pressure starts to interfere with her family, friends, and dating relationships. What cost is she willing to pay in order to keep her job?
If you're looking for a summer, beach-type read, consider this one!
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Harper and Tabitha are estranged identical twin sisters who are opposites in how they live. One lives on Martha's Vineyard and the other lives on Nantucket. Because of some family circumstances, they end up switching places.
It's like a grown-up version of The Parent Trap that takes place on islands.
Monday, August 14, 2017
Quirky, funny, and tender. Don't expect too much plot and closure from this book. The fun of it is in meeting all of the characters that come in and out of Graham and Audra's apartment.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
But no, she takes us on her journey as a reader. This is really an ode to books and to reading. Yay!
I liked the short chapters. I would read one chapter and then read something else so that each chapter could sit in my mind by itself for awhile until I moved on to the next one.
Posted by Elaine at 3:30 AM
Monday, August 7, 2017
This was practical and very easy-to-read. However, I did prefer The Little Book of Skin Care because it didn't suggest using surgery and expensive procedures to fix skin problems.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Anyway, it was my sister who let me know about this book. It's all about skin care, specificially the Korean approach to skin care. Charlotte Cho describes a ten-step process for caring for your skin. She writes in a clear and slightly whimsical style. I read it in an evening!
This book may or may not change my life. The jury is still out. But, I can tell you that I don't think I was ever really taught how to care for my skin! So I'm trying out the steps outlined in this book, and I will see if it helps.