Books #61

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 Glamour.com.

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  1. emmaclaire

    I haven’t checked in in a while, Lisa – so sorry to hear about your Grandma. Even when it’s expected, it is always hard to have to say goodbye to our loved ones. My condolences to you and your family.

    The book list looks great! I have read several of the authors, but not these selections, so will be adding to my list for sure. I think No Exit will have to be first – I’m ready for a chiller!

    I recently read 2 books I can recommend. The first is One, Two, Three by Laurie Frankel. I’ve read a couple other of her books and really enjoyed them as well. I liked this latest one because it is told from the point of view of triplet girls who are very, very different from each other. I think Frankel did a great job with the changes in voice and which triplet tells which part of the story. Interesting read. I also really liked Truck: A Love Story by Michael Perry. I hadn’t read any of his work before, and now I want to read it ALL! It’s non-fiction, memoir-ish? Think Garrison Keillor only more relatable. I laughed, I cried, I put his other books on my For Later list 🙂

    Take care and happy reading!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you Emma! I appreciate it.

      The name Laurie Frankel sounded familiar so I looked it up. “This is How it Always Is” was one of her books I’ve read and I rated it 5 stars. It was really good if you haven’t read that one.

      Thanks for the recommendations!

      1. emmaclaire

        I *loved* “This is How it Always Is”!! I thought she did such a good job with that subject matter. I also liked her “Goodbye For Now”. The premise sounded like it could be a little cheesy, but every time it got close to being eye-rolling, she pulled it back beautifully. I would recommend that one as well.

        1. Lisa Eirene

          I agree! I need to check on the other one and see if I’ve read that.

  2. Vickie

    Are you guys doing okay?

    I was so sorry to hear of your grandma’s passing.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yeah, we are doing ok. Thank you Vickie 🙂

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