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Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Beth

    I love reading your book recommendations! Crazy Rich Asians is on my to-read list.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I think there is a sequel. I haven’t checked it out yet.

  2. Ingunn

    I like how well-represented Scandinavia in on this list! 😀

    Have you watched Hodejegerne (Headhunters) on Netflix? It’s based on a book by Jo Nesbø.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yeah apparently I was going for a theme! LOL No, haven’t heard of that show but adding it to my list! Thanks!

  3. kalerae

    Louise Penny’s books are all excellent reads. I actually grew up outside of Montreal in the Eastern Townships near her fictitious town. And her description is spot on of a number of towns/villages in that area. Not to mention the Franco/Anglo vibe happening. They are great reads.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh that’s cool! I love it when I read a book that is accurate. I want to visit Montreal someday

      1. kalerae

        Montreal is an amazing city! Of course I’m a tad based having lived there for ten years before I moved. But lots of great sights to see, a very Euro – vibe and tons of good restos. A whole area of the city that are bring your own wine, and a fun fact is that there is zero corkage fee, most happen to be in an area zoned for no liquor licenses. I remember we would bring cases of beer, booze and wine and spend the evening drinking our own wine at no cost and eating delicious food.

        1. Lisa Eirene

          That’s what I hear–it’s very European feeling. Wow! That’s interesting about the wine/beer. Thanks for the tip!

  4. Fran

    I love Jo Nesbo, if you like his books you might want to check out Jussi Adler-Olsen, he is a great writer too (from Denmark or Sweden, don’t know exactly). You do need to read his books in order though because the main characters develop over the books but the case is only in 1 book.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks for the recommendation. I will check him out now.

  5. Joan Irons

    Thanks for doing these book reviews. I always get a suggestion or two (or more).

  6. emmaclaire

    Thanks for the new recommendations, Lisa, although my towering stack of pending books is threatening to fall over! I loved The Storied Life of AJ Fikry, and am reading Girl on a Train right now, so thanks for those. I can, in turn, recommend a few of my recent reads – Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult – a really good book with interesting characters and some excellent plot twists! It Was Me All Along by Andie Mitchell – I first heard her on her Ted talk and then checked out her blog (Can You Stay for DInner), but she is SUCH an eloquent writer/reader – I listened to the audio book specifically because she read it herself and it was really good. She has an amazing flair with language. One more – The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown, about the 1936 UW Olympic rowing team. I suspended my Husky aversion (being the mom of a Coug and a Beaver!), and was thoroughly taken in by the story. Makes me look at the Montlake cut differently now, when I drive in and out of Seattle. There! Now I’ve added to your pending pile, too 🙂 Happy reading!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      So glad you liked some of the recommendations and thanks for yours! I have the Andie Mitchell book on hold at the library but it might be awhile. I will check out the others you suggested, especially the Seattle one!

  7. Yum Yucky

    A Man Called Ove sounds pretty good to me. I love these book posts of yours. squeeee!!!!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      It’s a very sweet and lovely book!

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