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Book Review: Strong Looks Better Naked

When Strong Looks Better Naked

Khloe Kardashian - Strong Looks Better Naked

I had to wait a little while for Strong Looks Better Naked to become available at the library. But I didn’t mind waiting. I get an email notification when something is ready for me to collect, which is one of the reasons why I love my library.
The book is broken into three parts covering the body, mind, and heart.
The body section focuses on exercise & food as they often go hand in hand when it comes to improvement. She talks about how she first started going to the gym & how she came to love it. How to set realistic goals & finding a way to work out that you enjoy. After all, not everyone loves the gym.
The mind section concentrates on willpower, getting your head on straight, making the best of everything, friendships & learning to recognize when you need to let something go.
The heart section emphases compassion, thinking before you act and that life is not a competition, the only competition you should have is yourself.
There are tons of photos of Khloe & her family at various times in her life. As well as numerous inspiring quotes (keep a look out on quote Monday). A sample of what she eats in a day. At least 20 recipes that cover breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and beverages. And songs that are on her playlist.

Why you should read it.

This book was a great little perk up. To remind me to be the best version of myself through exercise, eating nutritious food & spending time with like-minded people.
I don’t think I could say that this book will inspire you to make drastic changes to your life. But it may make you think about a few things that could be improved because small changes really do add up.
I also think this is a great book to read every year or so just to give me that extra nudge with some motivation.

Book Review: Life and Death

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Life and Death

As soon as I discovered Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined I knew that I had to read it. This is the Special Edition for the 10th anniversary. It is the original Twilight but the with the genders reversed. So the human is the male & the vampire is the female. The foreword mentions that this was mostly to dispel the thoughts the Bella wasn’t a damsel in distress but rather a human in distress.

I didn’t actually have to wait very long for it to become available at the library. Likewise, it didn’t take me very long to read, nine days. It also reignited my enthusiasm for reading the series.

I originally didn’t buy into the Twilight saga, but eventually caved and borrowed the first in the series from the library. It was an easy read and I wanted to see how the story played out so I borrowed the rest of the series. I remember that I read Eclipse in a day. Granted it was a miserable rainy day. Also known as perfect reading weather.

I was surprised to learn that all of the characters (apart from Renee & Charlie) had changed genders. This initially made the story really hard to follow even though I was quite familiar with it. It was a tad helpful that all the characters kept their first initial. So Isabella (Bella) became Beaufort (Beau), Edward became Edythe, Carlisle became Corrine, Alice became Archie and so on.

The afterword shocked me. Although, there certainly was a need for an afterword! There are some things that you just can’t mention in a foreword.

While I don’t think you could consider Life and Death reimagined, it is worth the read if you do like the original story. It is the exact same book after all.