The Sleeved Life by Pennie Nicola

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Pennie Nicola had gastric sleeve surgery and wrote this book to help others who are considering the surgery or who have recently had the surgery.  Her book is full of useful advice on how to decide if the surgery is right for you, picking a surgeon, and on how to succeed after the surgery.

She sums up her book with seven rules for the sleeved life.

  1.  East less than full capacity
  2. Never eat and drink at the same time
  3. Exercise 4-6 times a week
  4. Keep carbs low
  5. Eat protein first
  6. Drink a lot of water
  7. Allow 20-30 minutes for a meal

Not Your Average Runner by Jill Angie

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Jill Angie is “not your average runner.”  In her book she shares her personal failures and triumphs as a runner.  She also gives advice on how to get started, training for beginners, and running gear.

This book is entertaining, easy to read, and inspirational.  I recommend it to anyone that wants to start a new exercise program, but feels embarrassed by their current weight.

 

American Lease by K.D. McAdams

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The main character, Dylan Cold, accidentally finds himself in the middle of an international crime ring.  Theses criminals are determined to find a historical document, known as the American Lease, which could drastically alter the future of America.

The writer did an excellent job portraying the emotions of the characters.  The story is well written and easy to follow.  It is filled with suspense and a joy to read.  I highly recommend this book.

The Girl in the Box Series

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The main character is a teenage girl with superpowers.  Her mother kept her locked in the house for over a decade.  However, the mother goes missing and various organizations are determined to capture the girl.

My review of this book series is mixed.  I enjoyed the way the writer described the characters and the scenarios.

My main complaint about the book was it didn’t seem logical.  There were to many things that were not explained and certain situations seemed excessive.

Australian Cattle Dog by Hilary Lewis

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Hilary Lewis describes Australian Cattle Dogs as loyal, tenacious, intelligent, independent, active, hard working, protective, courageous, possessive, suspicious of strangers, aloof, stubborn, and as having a dominate personality streak.

Australian Cattle dogs are great, but before you decide to adopt one you need to know what to expect.  They are not easy dogs.  Without proper training, an Australian Cattle Dog can wreak havoc in your life.

If you are considering adopting an Australian Cattle Dog, I highly recommend this book.

I have an Australian Cattle Dog, so I was laughing and shacking my head the whole time I was reading it.

 

Dave the Depressed Alcoholic Superhero by E.D. Wallace

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This story is an interesting twist on the superhero genre.  Dave has superpowers, but he also has family issues, work drama, and a major drinking problem.  His life is a mess.  He is nothing like you would expect a superhero to be.

Instead of just being a disappointment to everyone around him, Dave decides to start using his powers to do good in the world.  However, he makes a lot of mistakes and ends up being investigated for murder.

I enjoyed reading the book.  I found it to be funny and entertaining.