Sunday, July 26, 2009

Life of Pi

I have mixed feelings about this book. I admit it was a great story, but I have to admit there were stretches of the book were I was bored. I loved the whole first section before the sinking of the ship. I thought everything about the zoos and animals was fascinating. I also liked the story of his family. After he was on the lifeboat, the story seemed to drag for long periods of time. Some of it was interesting and some just went on too long I thought. I felt like it took me forever to finish the book. The ending was just okay for me – I thought it was going to be something different. Not sure what, but not what it was. Somehow though, I have a feeling this book is going to stick with me for a while – I may write more about this book as it sinks in a little more………

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Skinny Bitch

This book was a bunch of crap bias. it started off all cute and good and then all of a sudden tells you that you must become a vegan and eat only organic. It also throws in some chapters about how the government is horrible and awful and we can't trust the USDA or EPA. (the chapter is literally called, "Trust No One") Oh and a whole chapter on how they slaughter cows, pigs and chickens in very graphic detail. Common. This is so not realistic for most people. I get the whole vegetarianism thing. I really do. That is one thing... vegan is whole other thing. This book was not at all what I expected. I felt like the authors were just out to push their own personal agenda against the government.