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I’ve wanted to read more often for a while, but I didn’t really start working at it until recently, when Mark got me a Kindle Fire for Christmas (thanks, sweetie!). I read four books in January. I almost read 5 books, but Breaking Dawn was so horrible, I couldn’t get past 20 pages (and I was even looking for trashy teen angst!). And I’m halfway through Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter and Hallucinations, but those might make my February list.
I wouldn’t call myself a bookworm just yet, but I’d say 4 books in one month is a pretty good number of pages for me.
I could write a review of each of these. Instead, in the spirit of simplifying, here’s my 3-sentence review of each of my January books.
Heart-wrenching moments and humor guide the reader through a very tough time in Jackson, MI’s history — civil rights in the 1960s. Favorite line? “Miss Celia’s got enough costume jewelry for a whole family of hookers.”
Want to know what it’s like to read an angsty teen love story written by a 7th grader, for 7th graders? Then read Breaking Dawn. Or any other book from the Twilight series, for that matter.
The Hunger Games
Why did I wait so long to read this book? Peeta is my true love. And the movie’s costuming and sets hold no comparison to what my imagination painted while I read.
The Omnivore’s Dilemma
It’s okay to eat animals, as long as they’re ethically treated and fed properly. Big organic (Trader Joe’s, Cascadian Farm, etc.) has almost as much negative impact on the environment as mainstream industrial agriculture does. Now I’m confused as to which is worse — feeding my car corn or fossil fuel.
Dear John, I Love Jane.
Women leaving men for women. I found a piece of myself in all these stories, and was left with the question, “Wait, am I gay?” No — just human.
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Hi there. I'm Calee (pronounced CAL-e). If that's too hard, just call me Cal. Also known as chimes or the chimes. I'm 28ish, a designer, a runner, a self-proclaimed fitness queen, a craftster, a foodie, a music snob — some might call me a hipster. Here's the unabridged version.
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