Sunday, March 24, 2013

Books!

She’s the brutally honest breath of fresh air on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, known for her dramatic divorce, her barely-there clothing, and her inability to keep her mouth shut. So why should she change now? Brandi Glanville tells all in this hilarious, no-holds-barred memoir.

Fans have been waiting for Brandi’s scoop on one of the biggest divorces of the decade, since her husband of eight years abandoned her and their two sons to marry country singer LeAnn Rimes.
I knew Brandi had wrote a book and I am a huge fan of hers on Real Housewives, but it never occurred to me to pick up her book until I saw her on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. When I looked up her book via Amazon I saw she had OVER 1500 4 1/2 + star reviews so I dove right in. This book is written just like she talks and as if you had a girlfriend over spilling juicy gossip. I loved this book, it was easy, fast and super funny. (so she said, ha) Sure, some of the book was a tad repetitive but she isn't looking for a book award here just to entertain the masses. I enjoyed reading more about Brandi and I am now an even BIGGER fan!
 Now switching gears completely....................

Sage Singer is a baker. She works through the night, preparing the day’s breads and pastries, trying to escape a reality of loneliness, bad memories, and the shadow of her mother’s death. When Josef Weber, an elderly man in Sage’s grief support group, begins stopping by the bakery, they strike up an unlikely friendship. Despite their differences, they see in each other the hidden scars that others can’t, and they become companions.

Everything changes on the day that Josef confesses a long-buried and shameful secret—one that nobody else in town would ever suspect—and asks Sage for an extraordinary favor. If she says yes, she faces not only moral repercussions, but potentially legal ones as well. With her own identity suddenly challenged, and the integrity of the closest friend she’s ever had clouded, Sage begins to question the assumptions and expectations she’s made about her life and her family. When does a moral choice become a moral imperative? And where does one draw the line between punishment and justice, forgiveness and mercy?

I have never read a Jodi Picoult book before but after reading a review of the Storyteller in People magazine I knew I had to go and get this book. This book was amazing and I just loved how it's characters were weaved into history. I don't want to give anything away but there are 3 people/views this story is told from and I found myself being completely immersed into one story and I was always sad to see the narrator switch. I kept reading as much as I could each night because I had to know what was going to happen. This is hands down one of the best books I have read in.......probably a year. Have you read it? Thoughts? I sent this book home with Becky and included little note for my Book Club girls to pass around and think of me. 
You know ever since we have moved I have mentioned how my love of reading has taken a back seat....I just couldn't find the joy in it for a long time which made me so sad. I am really hoping that these two books broke me out of my rut and will open the door for me to regain my enjoyment and escape while reading!


2 comments:

Girl On a Journey said...

I used to love to read too and on my iPad it was so easy to take it anywhere and read whenever I had a free moment. Maybe I need to get one of these books and it too will snap me out of my slump of not reading. Also, glad you are back blogging, I miss it when you are gone.

Becky said...

I can't wait to read them both.

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