Books #63

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. Marianne

    Thanks for the book reviews! My favorite this year was The Personal Librarian and The Silent Patient. Hope everything is going well out there in Washington. You all are getting some wild weather.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      The Personal Librarian sounds intriguing! Just added to my list. Thank you!

  2. emmaclaire

    I’ve been having a hard time getting to my blog reading – the start of the year has really thrown me for a loop! But I was happy to see a new book posting from you 🙂 Several to add to my list and several I’ve read already – we do seem to have similar tastes. You’re the second recommendation I’ve gotten for These Silent Woods. I have it on my For Later shelf at the library, but might need to bump it up the list. I stopped reading the Rizzoli & Isles books quite a few years ago. I think part of the reason was I watched some of the TV show (not by choice, it used to be on at the gym early in the morning and we weren’t allowed to change the channel) and really didn’t like it as much as the books and it kind of turned me off to them. Maybe I should give the books another try.
    I recently read Billy Summers by Stephen King and really enjoyed it. I like that he has moved away from the gross horror stuff that he used to write. His stories are much more character focused and this one did not disappoint! I also enjoyed The Terror by Dan Simmons. It was based on the true story of the HMS Terror that went missing while on an Arctic expedition to find the Northwest Passage. It has a supernatural element to it that I think added a lot of tension to the story – a great read! They made a TV show out of it, first season was this story and the 2nd season was all original. I’m on the fence about whether I want to watch it because the book was just so good. Anyway, Happy New Year – hope you and the (growing) family are all doing well!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      You know, I think I had the same experience with the Rizzoli and Isles books. I remember I was reading the series, and I think got to like 6 or 7 maybe? And then stopped. I remember seeing the TV show a few times and not being impressed. I have enjoyed some of the books I’ve read in the series lately.

      Thanks for the recommendation on the Terror! It was on my to read list and I just bumped it up. That’s cool they made a tv show about it. I need something new!

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