To tell you I have read a lot of books seems redundant. To admit that a lot have been forgotten, while few have lived with me through the ages shouldn’t be surprising. This book, Ailsa’s story, aptly names By the Light of the Crescent Moon, is one that will circulate through my every morsel for […]
With the rising prices of practically everything these days, it’s so hard to make even $5 stretch very far but, if done right, could do so much for someone. Instead of buying a couple of coffees at your local chain for a minute or two of enjoyment I would like you to consider how far […]
Celebrate my launch of my first ever romance novel and download the book today and review it tomorrow. Pretty please! With icing on top! Losing It At 40: Being alone, a virgin and comfortable in her own skin, Annie, like a lot of us, dreads turning forty. Turning forty tends to mean more challenges physically, […]
Good Food, Bad Diet: The Habits You Need to Ditch Diet Culture, Lose Weight, and Fix Your Relationship with Food Forever by Abby Langer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I debated giving this book four stars but really, as I feel it’s 4.5 star worthy I rounded up (she is Canadian afterall).
My hesitation was that this book didn’t seem to give any direct instruction so, after reading it, I’m left wondering what to add to my grocery list. That being said, Langer addressed this exemption of a list because they tend to include a bizarre list of ingredients that don’t fit everyone’s tastes or budgets.
I do applaud this Canadian author for her brutal honesty and tell it like it is approach, including vulgarity that really makes you take a step back but then dive in.
This isn’t a diet book or a recipe book, the author doesn’t tell her readers what to do and what not to do save for adding foods you like to the list. It is a self help book that guides the reader to ignore the hype of fad diets, to love food and to boost their confidence in all choices – especially high value ones.
Upon reading a couple of pages I knew a few friends this book could be for, to help them let go of their obsession, their guilt and welcome who they are and how they treat themselves. It’s how I’ve been treating myself, too and, after this book, I’m over it. I will focus on increasing the value of myself and, in doing so, the sustenance I choose without the excuses of needing it in the house for others.
Highly recommend if you can stomach the brutal truths and I think you can!
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I blindly picked up this book, with no pretense or idea what it was about or who it was targeted towards. I admit this because I hesitated reading in but am so very glad I did! Sometimes new books and new authors can surprise you and Deborah Hemming did just that with Throw Down Your […]
Published by Creative Book Publishing in Newfoundland, Canada, Fitzgerald dives deeply into the mysteries an mayhem of the province before it was a part of this country as well as after with his collection of stories in Treasury of Newfoundland Stories True Crime & Adventure Volume I. Mayhem described was caused both by people and […]
Anne Louise O’Connell has seen the world and lived in some places a lot of us only dream of visiting and she then she wrote about it, actually, she wrote during it as well. O’Connell, a Canadian from Nova Scotia and now living back in Nova Scotia, spread her wings and abilities to live the […]
The Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibb My rating: 4 of 5 stars Read in celebration of I Read Canadian Day. Something about the stories Gibb tells and the way she tells them intrigues me. Not my usual book of choice, the power and intensity behind the plot and the brilliance of each character […]
Jason Lawson is a New Brunswick author I will always be eager to read as the only guarantee from his stories is greatness. Sometimes there is a lot of humour, other times history and sometimes, like in The Heist, fast paced adventure that had me hooked from the first scene. Sarah was waiting for the […]
We All Will Be Received by Leslie Vryenhoek My rating: 5 of 5 stars I had no idea what to expect but, as cliche as it was, was hooked immediately. The characters were real, the setting of Newfoundland was brought to life and the story, while hopefully extreme in some cases, was overall very sweet, […]