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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Book Club Update

I finished this book, Half-Assed, by Jeanette Fulda (in record time for a non-fiction) and it was awesome. I let Lisa borrow it, but when I get it back I'll probably re-read it. Even though I haven't lost nearly as much as this girl has, we've experienced similar feelings and self doubts. It is an awesome and extremely entertaining book. If you need to be convinced first, check out her blog, and make sure you look at her before pictures.

I FINALLY finished this book, Bitter Is The New Black, by Jen Lancaster, after reading it for over a year. It got pretty dang boring in the middle. I mean, how much can you read about one girl who is a total bitch? I got through it though and all in all, it was a pretty entertaining book. I need to get though book 2 (Bright Lights, Big Ass) so I can read her third memoir about weight loss. You can also check out her blog, Jennsylvania which is hilarious as well.

The other night I was up at Megan's work complaining how I hadn't read a good book in a while. She gave me three books to read and I think this is the best one she gave me. I finished it and immediately went out and bought the second one (ok, I waited until the next day, but that is fast for me). Sweet Talk, by Susan Mallery, is a darn good book. Here is the summary from Barnes&Noble.com:

"Don't ask Claire Keyes. The twenty-eight-year-old piano prodigy has never had a regular boyfriend, much less a real romance. Her music career has left little room for friends or family—which is just part of the reason she hasn't seen the family bakery or her two sisters in years.

But now Nicole is sick, and Jesse is AWOL. Despite the fact that Claire can't boil water, she's determined to play caretaker. Connecting with her sisters tops her to-do list…along with falling in love, or at least in lust, for the first time.

Ruggedly sexy Wyatt just might fit the bill. Although he keeps saying that he and Claire come from entirely different worlds, he lights up hotter than a bakery oven whenever Claire is near. If this keeps up, she just might sweet—talk him into her bed…and her life."

The second book in this series, Sweet Spot, seems to be pretty good so far. I'm not too far into it yet, (I've been pretty busy this weekend) but I'll probably be up late reading it. : ) You should check it out. This is what Barnes&Noble.com says about this book:

"If only her life was more sinful than sweet... "Responsibility" should be Nicole Keyes’s middle name. After all, not many people would sacrifice their lives to run the family bakery and raise a younger sibling. But with Nicole’s twin sister now blissfully married and her younger sis turning out more femme fatale than girl next door, superreliable Nicole is getting sick of putting everyone else’s needs first!

Enter Hawk. The deliciously sexy former NFL player offers Nicole a taste of the freedom she craves. Hawk may know the way, blindfolded, to her sweet spot, but Nicole’s not about to let him get close enough to break her heart. Of course, she might not have a choice in the matter if Hawk’s past keeps getting in the way of their present..."

This book isn't supposed to be released until September, but I just went on the website to get the summary and it looks like I can order it, and it isn't just a pre-order thing. I'll be getting this one too (I love my Barnes and Noble membership...). Sweet Trouble is the last book in this trilogy, and I actually haven't even read what its about yet. I can guess it's about the third sister, but other than that I have no idea. You should take that as my word that the other two are good. Ok? Ok. Here is the summary from Barnes & Noble:
"Jesse Keyes has done some serious growing up. With a steady job and a vibrant four-year-old son, Gabe, she's in a far better place than when she left Seattle five years ago…pregnant and misunderstood by almost everyone in her life.
Now it's time to go home and face her demons. But her sisters, Claire and Nicole, aren't exactly impressed with the new and improved Jesse. And then there's Matt, Gabe's father, who makes it clear that he never wants to see her again despite the lust that still smolders between them.
Jesse doesn't know if she can make up for all the mistakes of her past. But the promise of sweet nights with Matt might just give her the extra incentive she needs to make it worth the trouble.…"

Eh, I hope it's good...it's not something I'd probably pick up off the shelf and buy...we'll see, I'll still read it.

That's the latest edition of my book club. I'm open to suggestions. : )

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