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Mallory Kellogg, Chubbygirlreads

Mallory Kellogg, Chubbygirlreads

Author of the Gods of Myth series. 
"The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you."

Reading progress update: I've read 47 out of 323 pages.
This Side of Home Hardcover February 3, 2015 - Ren?e Watson

No character development. Not a lot of world building. And Maya seems awfully young to be so invested in local businesses. When I was 16/17 I didn't pay attention to who owned what. I was just trying to survive high school. 

 

Also, Kate is a horrid stereotype. EVERYONE in this is. And none are likable. 

 

Skip.

Reading progress update: I've read 25 out of 323 pages.
This Side of Home Hardcover February 3, 2015 - Ren?e Watson

I'm being treated for the flu. I was so hoping to not catch it this year but here I am. Tamiful, Gatorade and rest are my remedies. 

 

This book has mixed reviews. I can see why. It's trying way too hard to be fancy. 

 

They love like spring. 

 

I'm not quite sure what that means.

 

I got this book from the library 2 summers ago for completing the summer reading program. 

Reading progress update: I've read 250 out of 365 pages.
The Island of Sea Women - Lisa See

These books always break my heart. 

Reading progress update: I've read 160 out of 365 pages.
The Island of Sea Women - Lisa See

I had such a good weekend. We cleaned up Jake's room and weeded the flower beds. Then walked almost 4 miles. And then today I wake up with a head cold. Of course. Thank God it's spring break and hubby took the week off. I'm going to lay around and do nothing but reas or stitch. 

Reading progress update: I've listened 95 out of 480 minutes.
I Will Find You: Solving Killer Cases from My Life Fighting Crime - Joe Kenda

What's better than Joe Kenda writing a book? Joe Kenda reading the book to you! My husband says he could put anyone to sleep and he doesn't see how I stand it. But I adore this man. I was listening while at the grocery store because Les Mis has been boring me. I remembered I had this book and figured I would give it a shot. Omg, I cracked up a few times and smiled like an idiot the entire shopping trip. His deadpan sense of humor is so damn funny.

 

Review
4 Stars
How to Fix You (more or less)
How to Make Disease Disappear - Rangan Chatterjee

Was recommended this by a clinical psychiatrist at University of Oklahoma Children's unit. Her words were "You cannot be a good mother unless you take care of yourself." So I audiobooked it. Less than 5 hours and very insightful. It's a lot of things I already knew but with a few new additions and put into terms I understand. I will be beginning this new journey tomorrow morning. Wish me luck.

Reading progress update: I've listened 240 out of 3660 minutes.
Les Misérables - Victor Hugo

This audiobook is broken down into 7 parts, each about 8-9 hours long. I just finished Book 1 in part 1. It was entirely about the Bishop and his character. Book 2 seems to have more plot so far. 

Reading progress update: I've read 38 out of 365 pages.
The Island of Sea Women - Lisa See

New Lisa See books are like my Christmas. And this one is so unique. Yay!

Reading progress update: I've read 45%.
Kronos Rising: After 65 million years, the world's greatest predator is back. (Volume 1) - Max Hawthorne

There's way too much wrong with this book. Formatting and editing issues. Constantly having flashbacks. And just now we not only had a flashback but it was in the middle of a scene and it just appeared like a brand new chapter. A few pages of nothing important and then back to the main story. I'm bored as hell with this. Skip.

Reading progress update: I've read 40 out of 321 pages.
Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents - Russell A. Barkley

Since my boy's diagnosis, I have begun the arduous task of learning all I can about this problem from reputable sources. I have a highlighter and a brand new of this book. We aren't very far into things but the patients discussed are so much like Jake. This book is shaping up to be a great source. Thanks to OU Children's Psychiatric for recommending.

 

Edit: I have my own pile of problems: OCD, PTSD, anxiety with depression and Adult Child of an Alcoholic Syndrome. So I am well versed in mental disorders. But ADHD is not something I have ever researched. I am a momma that does all she can for her boy. Bullies? I meet the parents, call the school, speak with the superintendent. Taekwondo? I make him try his best, go to all his belt tests, get him good gear. So, ADHD with ODD? I will turn into  walking resource.

Reading progress update: I've listened 120 out of 3660 minutes.
Les Misérables - Victor Hugo

The Bishop seems like a genuinely nice person. He is what religion needs to strive for. I always took issue with my pastors driving BMWs and asking me for money.

Reading progress update: I've read 34%.
Kronos Rising: After 65 million years, the world's greatest predator is back. (Volume 1) - Max Hawthorne

The formatting on this book has moments of bizarre. There are randomly italicized letters and words. Mostly the O in "of" so that the word keeps looking like of. Over and over.

 

But at least we are finally Kronosauring. Although I have serious questions about the size of the reptile. A Mosasaur is much bigger, but the krono in here is described as almost as big as Blue Whale, the largest animal to ever live. So I'm really confused. Maybe this is like a giant or something?

Les Mis Read-n-Stitch
Les Misérables - Victor Hugo

I have a lot of stuff I'm juggling right now. Books, health, and family. But I got this from Audible so I can begin my next cross stitch, and both the audiobook and my pattern are beasts. 

 

Audiobook is 61 hours.

Pattern has 160 colors.

 

Yikes. 

 

 

I pray I can do this. I have my Aida all gridded and my floss on bobbins. Here goes nothing.

Reading progress update: I've read 22%.
Kronos Rising: After 65 million years, the world's greatest predator is back. (Volume 1) - Max Hawthorne

We're spending more time in flashbacks than on the present plot. If these people spend this much time in the past, they have issues.

Reading progress update: I've read 80 out of 272 pages.
Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir - Eddie  Huang

This book is disappointing. I don't understand any of the basketball, hip hop and football references. Which means I am missing most of the jokes. 

 

Also, damn, his parents are hella abusive.

Reading progress update: I've read 56 out of 272 pages.
Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir - Eddie  Huang

My husband would be so disappointed to learn the husband isn't an idiot, like on the show.

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Progress: 240/3660minutes