Shopaholic & Baby

From  Elaine Pasquali

Title:  Shopaholic & Baby

Author:  Sophie Kinsella

Pregnant shopaholic Becky is egocentric and shallow.  She even witches obstetricians so that she may be delivered by the obstetrician to the stars, only to find out that the OB is her husband’s old girlfriend.  But when superficial Becky is confronted with personal, professional and financial crises, she  galvanizes into action and displays loyalty, initiative and logical thinking.  The first two thirds of this book were slow-going and repetitious.  I was about to put it down when it came alive.  I’m glad I finished the book, although I doubt that I will read another book in the Shopaholic series.

Omnivore’s Dilemma

From Gloria Mandell
author: Pollan, Michael
titl: Omnivore’s Dilemma
This is one of the best and worst books I’ve read. Best in that it is extremely informative and well written. Worst in that I can never again look at food in the same way. I believe it has enabled me to eat in more healthy ways and to support local “slow food” and farmers. But it now takes me so much longer to shop outside of “supermarkets”. It is however, worth the effort. Don’t be afraid, read it through.