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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. Carrie @ Season It Already!

    Thanks for your recommendations! I remember reading The Beach back when I was on a trip backpacking through Europe… It was definitely a good read and I didn’t think the movie really did it justice (but most don’t, right?) – but the scenery in it is beautiful!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’d like to watch the movie again now that I’ve finished the book.I can’t remember if it was accurate to the book or not…

  2. Marianne

    These all sound great. You certainly give me some book ideas.

  3. Susan

    Thank you for the book reviews. We have similar taste so I wanted to share a few books that I have been reading since the beginning of this year.
    Just finished “This Is How It Always Is” by Laurie Frankel, it was a different kind of story than I have read before as a parent I would of handled it differently but still a good read.

    The Language of Hoofbeats by Catherine Ryan Hyde again different but the characters are well developed I ended up liking it its maybe my second favorite of hers behind Take Me With You.

    Untethered by Julie Lawson Timmer not bad OK read 3 stars

    Off the grid by CJ Box first time reading this author it was meh

    Home by Harlan Coben was meh not one of his better ones

    Escape clause by John Sanford, this is a Vergil Flowers novel was Ok nothing to write home about it was what I expect from John Sanford novels.

    I hope you find something interesting to read in my list.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you for some suggestions! Always welcome. I will add some of those to my list. I’ve read a few already. I tried to read Untethered but just couldn’t get into it so I gave up. I’m currently reading one of the new Catherine Ryan Hyde books (can’t remember the name right now).

  4. emmaclaire

    Yippee! A new list from Lisa! I have had Middlesex on my to-read list for years, and have just not had the gumption to go ahead and check it out. I’m not usually dissuaded by a long book, but wasn’t sure how readable his writing was, having never read Eugenides before. Your review was encouraging, so maybe it’s time to just DO it! Also will be ordering up the Connelly from the library – I love me some Harry B and will enjoy catching up with him. I’ve never read Sideways but LOVED the movie, so would be interested to give that one a spin.

    I am currently reading The Circle – saw the movie preview and was intrigued, and I saw it was from the book, so thought I should read it first. So far it’s a very fast and creepy read.

    Thanks for the suggestions – I’m glad you’re back in your reading groove!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Don’t be intimidated by Middlesex. It’s such a fast, easy read. Once you start you won’t be able to put it down.

      I think The Circle is on my to-read list!

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