Happy Monday everyone!
I know for some of you it’ll be a bit depressing thanks to this wet weather- but like I told both my BodyStep classes this morning (ps. getting up at 5:20am in this weather sucks)- let’s cheer up this dreary Monday! Or better yet take a Les Mills BodyStep class and you’ll have no trouble cheering up and forgetting about the dark weather.
Apart from those classes I went to my doctor’s appointment that I made the other day for my stomach injury thing. Just like I had thought, it wasn’t playing up today (go figure), but still he poked around a bit and said he had a feeling it’s muscular and just to take it easy. However, if it does play up again to come back and see him and he’ll run some scans.
I also caught up with Bek for a girlie movie date. It was the perfect movie weather and we saw the highly anticipated Silver Linings Playbook.
Let me just saw that I absolutely love Jennifer Lawrence. She’s so fantastic. She also has pretty swell chemistry with Bradley Cooper The whole movie was really good- realistic, interesting, great acting, fun. You know, just a good movie, and I’d definitely recommend seeing it.
The movie was so good that we didn’t get much chance to properly catch up- well not without everyone shushing us, so we’ve decided to meet up again Thursday for chats.
Not only is it perfect movie weather, but perfect roast dinner weather too. Tonight the roast is turkey and we’ll have the usual roast and steamed vegies to accompany.
I know I’ve jumped all over the place with today’s post but I feel compelled to fill you in on my latest read. Next on the Jodi Picoult list is one of her smaller books- Songs of The Humpback Whale.
So far I’m into it but not enjoying the jumping back and forth in time- it’s confusing.
Plain Truth Book Review
**Warning, Spoiler Alert**
Plain Truth was definitely a good read and is one of my higher ranked Jodi Picoults, with The Pact etc. According to my mum it was one of Jodi’s newer books and I was never found bored, even though it was quite a lengthy book.
The details and stories surrounding the Amish were absolutely fascinating and I felt not only did I get a great fictional read but a good bit of Amish education.
I absolutely loved the ending, albeit it was presented very quickly and not much time/writing was given to it- but I think that’s just Jodi’s usual way. The twists and turns along the way were interesting, and I found myself favouring Ellie. Oh and Coop as well, I loved their little relationship thing going on. Katie was a hate-love relationship type thing and at times she annoyed me, but her good nature and intentions always shone through, so ultimately I had to love her.
The stuff about the ghosts and Katie seeing her younger dead sister Hannah skating on the pond was a bit random and I wish it had (more of?) a purpose. I felt it was almost not necessary? Unless that was part of the connection between Katie and Alex (Was that his name?).
The story was not predictable, as I initially thought and I found myself going back and forth between different conclusions. I had the idea that someone else could have killed the baby, but thought if anyone it would have been Levi. I never would have pinned it on the mother.
I’ve basically ruined the book for you now, unless you didn’t read my spoiler review- in that case, go to your nearest library/shop and grab a copy! It’s a great read.
With that I’m off to spend some time with my boy before doing a Body Attack class-in preparation for my training this weekend, and have a delicious roast turkey dinner.
- Will you read a book even if it has been ‘spoiled’?
- How to you brighten up your day when the weather is wet and miserable?
Daily Healthy Thought: I am better.
PS. If you entered the Valentine’s Day Giveaway please check if you’re a winner on the original post! I’ve had one lady contact me but I’m still waiting on the remaining three winners! Check here if it’s you!