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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. Lori

    I am posting a reading update later tonight as well! I have the When Breath Becomes Air on my wait list.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’ll be curious to hear what you think of the book. Some of the reviews were mixed and people felt like it was too short, or not as detailed. But the author died before finishing the book so I feel like had he had more time he could have fleshed it out more, added more stuff, etc. I don’t think it being short made it a bad book, though.

  2. Jan

    Thanks for all your books! I just started a book by the author of The Kite Runner but after that I think I am going to read the book about the doctor with cancer. You offer so much insight to life, I really enjoy your blog!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks Jan! I’m glad you like the posts.
      You know, Kite Runner is a book that has been on my list for awhile (I think I might actually own it, too) and still haven’t read it. I need to do that.

  3. Biz

    Okay, you are going to laugh Lisa, but I am almost done with my FIRST book of 2016 – Gorge: My Journey Up Kilimanjaro at 300 Pounds by Kara Richardson Whitely. I haven’t gone back to your book reviews to see if you’ve read it, but it’s a pretty fast read – I just need to read more than once a week 😀

    Just put a hold on the When Breath Becomes Air with my local library – it’s checked out and I didn’t want to pay for it on Kindle 😀


    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oooh that sounds like a really good book! Thanks for the recommendation. 🙂

  4. Fran

    Oh I really need to finish the Outlander book I’m still reading (yes still reading the same book since your last book post LOL ). There are so many other books to read.

    I have read the first 2 Jack Reacher books and I really like them and want to read more. I also have put the books from Linda Castillo on my reading list, based on your reviews of the books.

    Did you like Harry Potter? I just found out there is a new book coming this Summer. It is 19 years later then. It is based on the screenplay that will premiere in England soon. I have mixed feelings about it. For me the story was finished with the last book and I’m not sure if it will be as good as the other books. But I will read it though.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Glad you enjoyed the Reacher books. It’s a really good series. I like some of Harry Potter books. A few kind of fell flat for me. I haven’t finished the series, though.

  5. emmaclaire

    Thanks for the fresh book suggestions, Lisa. I’ve gotten to the point where, when I see a book post from you, I just automatically pull up the King County Library site so I can get to reserving! I only was able to squeeze in 48 books last year – going from a job at a school to full-time in the real world has put a real crimp in my reading volume 🙁

    Also wanted to say that your maternity photos were just beautiful. I know that it doesn’t always feel “glowy” carrying around an impending bundle of joy, but you and Michael surely looked ridiculously happy and glowy in those pics!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you EmmaClaire! Glad you like the book reviews. I’ve been slowing down on how much I read lately. A combination of no time, feeling tired and ironically falling asleep as soon as I get in bed (which is abnormal for me) has made reading harder. But I’m glad you find some that you like!

      I appreciate the comment about the maternity photos. I’m pretty happy with how they turned out and I’m glad we decided to do it, even if I wasn’t quite “feeling” it at the time!

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