‘book review’ Category
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…
February 3, 2013 by Katie
Today’s greeting is in honor of my future… cousin in law? Is that a thing? Anyway, it’s polish. They aren’t getting married until this summer, but I went to a shower for them this weekend!
As I mentioned in yesterday’s goal post, I want to get back into strength training. I’ve found that not having a race training plan to base my workouts around has made things difficult for my type-A personality so I decided to use my own advice and come up with a workout schedule, which I’ll post each week. I’m sure you all missed my picmonkey weekly workout images, right?
Monday – 1.75 mile run plus a Jillian Michaels workout video
Tuesday – Rest day (traveling all day and then going straight to an evening class)
Wednesday – 1.75 mile run + Jillian Michaels Video (or strength at gym)
Thursday – Cycle class if I get up early enough (it’s at 5:30am) or Zumba…
January 21, 2013 by Katie
Happy MLK Day! Well, Happy Monday for those who don’t get the day off! I hope all of you had (are having) a good weekend. I mentioned in my post Sunday that I arrived back in Chicago on Saturday, just in time for book club with some other Chicago bloggers! Wouldn’t miss this for the world!
This month our book of choice was Heartsick, by Chelsea Cain. Because the book is about serial killers, we joked about bringing cereal dishes… haha get it? Only a couple girls came through though. I was hoping to make something but I had about 45 minutes, so I just grabbed a bottle of wine…
Book club this month was hosted by the lovely Kelsey:
And we actually had what I think was a record attendance – 15 bloggers! Normally it’s the same group of us every month, but we got a few new faces this time, and we actually discussed the book! A day of firsts.
January 20, 2013 by Katie
Hello from CHICAGO! I’m officially back in Chicago, ready to start my LAST semester of law school on Tuesday! I can’t believe 2.5 years ago I showed up scared but so ready to conquer law school. Now I’m about to graduate, but with zero plans for the future. However this time I’m pretty okay with not having a plan, I just need to have faith (and of course do some job searching).
As the title says, today’s post is about two heavy books I’ve read recently. Although by heavy I don’t mean weight, I mean emotionally! Normally I switch back and forth between more intense books and fluffy books. However I happened to grab these two when I was packing for my trip last week, so that’s all I had to read!
In case you missed it, here are the recaps of my whirlwind of a week:
Day 1 in Denver…