Shelf Love | Out of My Comfort Zone

Alright, alright, alright.. Time for another installment of Page Turners.  I did have a fourth book to review, but still lack just a bit on it.  I’m pretty sure I’ll be done with it on Friday, though.  Some of these are not my typical style of book I like to read, but I thought I’d give something different a go. As always I’d love to hear thoughts, and suggestions on any other book you may have enjoyed!

I head to Georgia for several sessions on Thursday, so once I’m back I’ll have a ton of sessions needing blogged not to mention a Friday Shenanigans installment! Keep your eyes peeled.

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Gluten-Free Girl | How I Found the Food That Loves Me Back : Shauna James Ahern  Okay… So, I absolutely abhorred this book. While I did enjoy all of the recipes provided in the book, this writer seriously annoyed me.  For whatever reason her positivity towards how “easy” it is to be Gluten Free drove me insane.  I’ve known I had Celiac Disease since I was eleven years old, and I assure you cooking and eating out I have never found to be easy.  I cook a lot , and consider myself a good cook.  But, for people not so great at it these recipes would seem intimidating not to mention time consuming.  For someone who blogs from home all day as their primary job (like the author) it would not be terribly difficult to prep such time consuming meals. But, for everyone with 9-5 jobs they were a bit too daunting.  This would not be a good starter book for those curious or newly diagnosed with Celiac Disease or Gluten Intolerance.  It seemed to me like it was more of a memoir (which it was) than an informational book.  I give it an, eh…

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Gone Girl | A Novel : Gillian Flynn    This book was actually quite good.  I don’t usually read suspenseful/crime related novels, but this was a fun read and a nice change.  It had a lot of twists and turns keeping me unsure of how things were going to end the entire time.  I noticed at multiple time while reading my alliances to the characters changed back at forth – which I think indicates a pretty good author.  I’d definitely recommend this one.  Everybody needs a little crazy in their life!

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The Letter | My Journey Through Love, Loss, and Life : Marie Tillman  I cried, and cried, and cried…. Like a baby.  This was a pretty well written book, but I think just the storyline was what tugged on my heartstrings so much.  A really accurate portrayal of Love & Loss.  She acutely put into words her thought process.  Books about grieving are always interesting to me, because everyone does it so differently.  I remember the news headlines about the story this book is written about, so it’s kind of intriguing to her her thought process.  It also opened my eyes some to how our military works.  A good read.

 

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