Books Books Boks- July 2016

It has been a long while since my last books post, the truth is that I haven't read very much lately, my mind has been distracted with works, reading blogs and running plans. Here are the last few books I read and my thoughts on them.

The Interestings by Met Wolitzer {20}
This book follows a group of teenagers as they grow into adults. I picked up this book because it was on the NPR Best books of 2013 list, and because they have almost never let me down. Well, this book was not interesting. The characters had very little substance, and very little morals. A woman gets raped by one of the main characters and the rest of the group becomes this horrible group of people, who blame the victim, and protect the friend, saying that the girl deserved it for being so easy. Then he runs away before the trial, and almost threw the book across the room, but finished it because I hoped this character would go to jail. I didn't like it, and was very sorry to have picked it up.

Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix by JK Rowling {21}
I want to say this is my 10th time reading HP, and I will love the books. Currently needing to go to the library for the next book.

Something that I still have about this book:  Dumbledore was so super shady in this book. And Harry needed some serious counseling after everything from the book before.


Bonk by Mary Roach {22}
I picked up this one after seeing it in Ali's Blog. I read Stiff back in 2014 and found it very interesting, but never bothered to research if the author had any other books. Thanks for the suggestions Ali!


I have found that I really enjoy Mary Roach's sense of humor, sprinkling jokes in the strangest places, but it works.

The book took a scientific look at Sex, without making it perverted, I heard some pretty interesting stories on Viagra, female impotence, how many openings is there in a woman's sexual organs, and I'm still a bit traumatized at the story of the woman whose husband confused her urinary track as her vagina.

Gulp by Mary Roach {23}
Another Roach book. I learned a lot about food, digestion track, saliva and the colon. Did you know that there is a theory that Elvis Presley died of Constipation?


Have A Nice Guilt Trip {24} by Lisa Scottoline

So... I accidentally met Lisa Scottoline in 2013 and she gifted me a copy of this book. But I hid under another pile of books, and I just now got around to it. She was doing a book signing at a local bookstore, and I just happened to be there.I was there with my son, who kept begging to leave, but I couldn't leave without getting a book signed. She saw us struggling, and came over and talked to my us, She offered to buy him a cookie, and he was very happy about that. The people at the book store brought it immediately to him, and he was happy again. When we got in line to have the book singed, she said she was giving me a copy of the book, because she admired that we had come out to support her. She also told my son that he was so adorable that she could eat him... he didn't think it was funny.

Ms. Scottoline and her daughter were both wonderful and nice.

This book was a light read, and I honestly enjoyed the stories of Ms. Scottoline better than her daughters. A great beach read!


Still working Through :

Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince by JK Rowling
Catcher In The Rye by JD Salinger
Running: A Love Story By Jen Miller

How about you?
What are you reading now?
Any good recommendations ?
Did you read a book that had good reviews, but you thought it was awful?


  1. I've read one of Lisa Scollatine's books and I really enjoyed it, altho I felt it was kind of predictable!

    Gulp has been on my to-read list forever. I have a little bit of an obsession with all things GI...

    1. Yes Wendy! Ms Scottoline's books are predictible, but i enjoyed them quite a lot !

  2. I use to read all the time but since I started blogging, reading blogs has taken over where I use to read books. I just started getting back into it and even wrote about some books I got this week! I should check out these authors you mention!

  3. Gulp sounds like something i need to read :)

  4. I can't even count how many times I've reread HP. I'm on Deathly Hallows right now. Each time I read, I get something new out of it because I'm older. I was surprised how much I hated Sirius this time around. I also hated that Harry wasn't properly cared for after Cedric's death. He was traumatized but they just sent him home to the Dursleys without any closure! I'm also listening to the podcast Witch, Please in conjunction with my rereading of the books so that's been an eye-opener, too.

    I'm glad you enjoyed Bonk! It made me laugh and cringe!

    1. I'm on the very last of the Deathly Hallows right now.... The deaths always get me. I cry for Fred every. single. time.

      I always wonder about the books if the Magical Community had some sort of child protective Services... and some psychological counseling. Seriously, everybody would have needed it after the battle of Hogwarts.

      I'm going to check out the podcast.

  5. I haven't read any of those books, but I really need to make more time for reading.

  6. Meranda,

    The Mary Roach series are pretty good! all very interesting!

  7. Karen,

    I cant' stop talking about Gulp! I learned so much! My mom wants me to get it for her too!


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