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Books I’ve read recently

Sliding Into HomeSliding Into Home by Kendra Wilkinson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Kendra’s memoir is the best I have read ever. She writes straight from her heart. It’s almost like sitting down with an old friend and hearing all her dirty little secrets. She leaves nothing to the imagination spilling pretty much everything you’ve probably wondered about in regards to the Playboy mansion and Hugh Hefner. My only complaint would be it seemed she wrote more fine details about her life early on, like teen years and such…but once she got to the more recent years, like after she met Hank- I felt some of the chapters were rushed. I wanted to know more details about their dating and when she found out she was pregnant, stuff like that. Overall though, great entertaining book!

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella by Stephenie Meyer

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Not really worth reading unless you are bored and have nothing else to read. I am obsessed with the Twilight series, but I can’t say I took away too much from this book. Save your money and pick something else.

The HelpThe Help by Kathryn Stockett

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I seen this book on the top sellers list so many times and I never wanted to read it. I was judging the book by the cover and the title, both which do not do this book justice in my opinion. Also, I had read a blurb about the book being set back in the 1960’s and I just don’t enjoy books set back in time. I instantly think that it is going to be like history class and I hated history class!
I finally decided to give it a try and I was hooked immediately. It is about black maids working for white families back before the Civil Rights movement. Several different maids share their stories of abuse and mistreatment that they have gone through with their various employers. I laughed and cried and really really enjoyed this book.

Uncharted TerriTORIUncharted TerriTORI by Tori Spelling

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Sadly I have to say that this book was the worst out of all 3 of Tori Spelling’s memoirs. After reading her other books and watching her reality show there wasn’t much in this book that I didn’t already know. I did enjoy the chapter written about how she made amends with her mother..that was touching.
I had bookmarked a page in her book (on my iPad- love the bookmark feature!)about her visit to a Reiki practitioner who helped her deal with her fear of flying among other things. I could relate to what she was told so much that I found myself in tears and thinking- That’s me! That’s me! Tori wrote about how she fears so many things in life, the whole “what if” problem. I have always been this way…so bad that I can not truly imagine what my life will be like 10 years from now. Like I can’t picture it in my mind at all. It causes me to think all kinds of crazy things like does that mean I won’t be here in 10 years? I probably shouldn’t give away what she was told by the practitioner, but it was a light bulb moment for me because what she said is so true! And in result, one of these days I need to write out my “happy ending”.
(sorry, didn’t mean for the review to turn into a therapy session!)

Heart of the MatterHeart of the Matter by Emily Giffin

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The first book I have read of Emily Giffin’s and it did not disappoint. The great storyline and characters told a story of two different women and how their lives cross due to a tragic accident. The book flips back and forth from one woman’s point of view to the other, I loved that it was written that way. One of those books that make you think…what would you do?
I just might have check out some of Emily’s other books now.

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