Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Acid Watcher Diet really helps!

I decided to review this book for purely personal reasons.  I have acid reflux so I thought let's see if this works.  I began the diet and I must say I found it to be a bit restrictive.  Much of my diet seems to be acid based which is helping to cause the acid reflux.  So to find something I could eat was challenging. On more than one occasion I slipped on this diet.  For me it was very difficult to skip caffeine and cows milk but I gave it my best try.

   The book does have recipes that you can make but I found many of them to have ingredients that I was unfamiliar with.  I also knew that most of the things I could eat the rest of my family would not be interested in.  So I ended up spending more for groceries and/or cooking twice.  But, maybe it would be worth it.

   I have been on the diet for 1 month now and I believe it has helped to heal the damage already done.  I noticed that when I had something with acid ( a piece of pizza) it burned as I swallowed it. So it remains to be seen if I can gradually add some of the forbidden foods back into my diet and not again have reflux.  I am hopeful.

   So, overall I would say this is something that you should definitely look at if you have GERD/Acid reflux.  If this can help you without resorting to medications that is a huge plus. I have struggled with it but know that it has helped. Give it a try!

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir is a great read!

   The Chilbury Ladies' Choir is just a delightful book!  I am so glad I decided to review it.  It is the story of a group of women of all different ages who are left at home at the beginning of World War 2.  They are faced with many different challenges in a time when women did not work outside the home or even have much decision making power in many aspects of their lives.  They are finding their courage and voice in everyday situations as "life does indeed go on."

   The story is told in the format of diary/journal entries and letters.  We get to know several different characters and how they react to this new normal in their lives. I very much enjoy historical fiction so this was the perfect book for me.  In fact, I was a little sad when I finished the book because I was enjoying finding out about their lives.  I think a sequel to the book would be a great idea!

    "I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Fatal Gift of Beauty is not all that interesting.

    I was very excited to see this book as an option to review so I eagerly tried to order it.  I discovered that I was unable to do so as there were no further review copies available so I emailed Blogging for Books and more copies became available.

   I received my copy and started to read it right away.  I remember the Amanda Knox case and followed the news coverage of the trials so I did know something about this story.  I fully expected to learn more about the murder and her story.  I must say as much as I wanted to like this book--I just did not. 

  I do not enjoy the author's style of writing.  She brings all sorts of  background information that I am not interested in and goes way too in depth into some of the characters. There did not seem to be a logical flow to the story either.  In summary I can't say that I learned much more than I already knew.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.