Ok, I need to update you all on some of my latest 'reads'...
1. The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd--like I said in an earlier post, it may be because it took me forever to get through the book but I give it a 2.5. It was entertaining, I think if I hadn't taken forever to get through it, it would have gotten more stars. I'm gonna say that The Secret Life of Bees was Ms. Kidd's masterpiece.
2. Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin--very informative. The authors are vegans and they basically trash the food industry and its crummy regulations. It was very interesting to read and slightly disturbing knowing what the food that you eat goes through before you actually eat it. I have not completely finished the book, partially because I almost threw up when I read the beef section and partially because I don't have the money to eat completely organic and vegan and I also don't have the willpower. I give it a 4 for the quality of the information and a 1.5 for how I'll actually follow through with any of their ways to change my diet. It has helped give me that extra boost for wanting to cut out diet sodas and fake sugar. Although, there are some harsh words, so if you get offended easily don't read the book.
3. The Purpose of Christmas by Rick Warren--this was a Christmas present from JK's parents. I am enjoying it thus far...I have not completed the book but its on my list of things to do today, so I'll update you later.