‘book review’ Category
February 21, 2014 by Katie
Hey everyone, HAPPY FRIDAY! I hope you all had great weeks and are ready for the weekend, I sure am! …
January 3, 2014 by Katie
If you hadn’t already noticed from the book reviews on my blog, I really love to read. I’m a huge fan of fiction novels, and my current love is young adult dystopias. What you may not know is just how much I read. I only review about half the books I read here on the blog, mostly because I don’t really consider myself much of a literary critic and just read for fun.
I do, however, love to keep track of all the books that I read. I use the Notes App in my iPhone and every time I finish a book I add it to the list. Sometimes I forget so there might be a book or two missing, but I try. In 2013 I read 39 books for pleasure (aka not including law school) – let’s see if I can beat it next year!
Matched by Ally Condie…
December 11, 2013 by Katie
As I mentioned on Monday, we had book club on Saturday where we ate great food, talked a bit about the book, a lot about other entertaining things, and did a white elephant gift exchange!
On Saturday afternoon we gathered together at Kelsey’s apartment and stood around chatting for a while until everyone arrived.
Marisa had brought some Festivus Chai and almond milk, which we warmed up in the microwave. It was AMAZING! Definitely check this stuff out! She found it at Whole Foods here in Chicago.
Once everyone had arrived we grabbed our plates and loaded up. Being the Holiday themed-book club we had a lot of sweet treats, but it was all delicious. I brought sauteed brussel sprouts with cranberries and pecans…
November 8, 2013 by Katie
Haha that title caught your interest, right? Well I have two reviews for you today: one for a book and one for a bra. Let’s start with the bra!
I was contacted by a representative from Leonisa, which is an undergarment company that I was unfamiliar with. After looking through their site, I decided to try out their Slimming Strapless Push Up Bra, since I was in need of a new strapless bra. The reason I chose this one was because of the thick band on the sides and back of the bra.
My number one pet peeve with strapless bras is that I always seem to be pulling them up throughout the day, readjusting it and keeping it from slipping down. What I loved about this bra is that I never messed with it! The wider band seemed to really…
October 25, 2013 by Katie
Well this one has been a long time coming!
Right after I finished the Bar Exam at the end of July (okay, about a week after… my brain needed downtime), I went to my “To Read” list and picked Terra by Gretchen Powell. I had read about it on Healthy Tipping Point and since I often enjoy Caitlin’s suggestions I thought I’d give it a try.
Little did I know, the author of Terra was a fellow blogger who would be speaking at the Healthy Living Summit! I had no idea that Terra was self-published by a first time author and wouldn’t have guessed even after reading the book!
It was really great to be able to meet and speak with the author at the summit, where we had a mini book club session. We were able to talk to Gretchen about
October 1, 2013 by Katie
Does anyone here read The Bloggess by Jenny Lawson?
If you don’t, you really should. She’s pretty hilarious, and in a slightly disturbing and incredibly honesty way. She’s someone who speaks her mind, tells her truth, and does it in a way that often makes you laugh out loud.
For this month’s book club I was thrilled when everyone decided on her Memoir: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (partially because my friend had already sent me her copy of the book).
September 10, 2013 by Katie
Many of you that have been reading for a while know that whenever I get a break from school I go a liiiiittle crazy with reading for pleasure. Well, these past couple of weeks have been no exception! I got a slow start since reading anything hurt my brain after the Bar Exam, but I found my mojo once I headed home and now I have a few quick book reviews to share with you!
For more book reviews, check out my reviews page!
The first book is Coming Clean by Kimberly Rae Miller. My friend actually gave this book to me after reading it because she thought I’d find it interesting…
April 15, 2013 by Katie
Hey everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend! I certainly did! As I mentioned Sunday, I didn’t run the Muddy Monk Double Down 10k, so my Saturday was slightly less hectic than I’d anticipated. I still had our Chicago Blogger Book Club and my law school prom to go to!
Before I get started, I just wanted to say GOOD LUCK LINDSAY!!!!! She’s running the Boston Marathon today and we are all so proud of her! She works so hard and has been so excited to run Boston (and qualified the past two years!). Send her speedy vibes!
Book club this month was hosted by Sierra. The group was a little smaller than usual (we were all missing Lindsay), but we still had a great time! Obviously there was a delicious spread of food:
I brought this Lemon Herb Cauliflower Bean Dip from Edible Perspective. I had to buy fresh herbs for this thing… haha but it was actually really quick …
April 3, 2013 by Katie
So today I’ve got a couple fun things for you, but we’ll start off with my very first juicing experience!
My cousin is moving and getting married (so rude… leaving me) but while cleaning out her apartment she gave me her juicer! (as well as a life-time supply of brita filters and Energy Gels – she’s a runner as well). Personally, I’d rather have my cousin, but the juicer is cool too.
The juicer is Breville’s Juice Fountain Compact. It was pretty simple to operate, although I’m pretty sure I’ll have to work on my skills…
My kitchen looked like I’d just mowed the lawn. Things got a little crazy.
My only complaints about the model are 1) things flew up out of the chute before I had a chance to put the food pusher in the top and 2) there were lots of parts to pull apart and clean. Not super when you don’t have a dishwasher, but not horrible. I did enjoy that it sounded like I was flying a space ship or something when I turned it on! Haha it had an intimidating whirring sound…
March 29, 2013 by Katie
HAPPY FRIDAY! I hope you’re all excited for the weekend, I certainly am because I have NOTHING planned! Don’t you love those weekends? Open to anything, especially relaxing. I may or may be doing to school work… but we’ll just ignore that for now.
While I was on Spring Break I did… NOTHING for school and it was fantastic. I took the week as an opportunity to throw myself into reading for fun and guess how many books I both started and finished by the end of the week?
Yep. I read five books over spring break. Two are for book clubs coming up soon (see bottom of this post if you want to participate in the Chicago book club), and the other three I am reviewing here in this post!
I reviewed Wither, the first book in Lauren DeStefano’s triology, this past summer, but just now got my hands on the second and third book! I had put my name on the waiting list over the summer, but it took 3 months and by the time I got the email saying I could pick up Fever, I was already out of town for…