More Books

More Books

So I just finished a couple of books that I think are worth mentioning. “Mindless Eating” by Brian Wansink is a fascinating book about how we are not aware of what we do when it comes to eating. I have to admit that he has some serious evidence for that. Here’s a well-known example: The size of your dinner plate can have a real influence on how much you think you’ve eaten. But a lot of what he says is less well-known, and some things you might find shocking. Anyway, my doctor says that I need to lose 10lbs. I’m a little stunned and embarrassed by the thought but this book gives a bunch of smart and safe ways to lose weight. It’s not really a weight loss book but more about becoming an informed eater. It’s cool. Check it out.

Chris says that I’m a sucker for a good story. He recommended a mystery book since those kinds of books are really plot driven. So I read P.D. James’ “An Unsuitable Job For A Woman.” The writing was good but I found the story to be too predictable. Maybe it’s because I’ve seen way too many “made for T.V. movies” from stories like this. I knew very early on who the killer was and that made it a little anti-climatic for me. Still, good writing, so at least I wasn’t annoyed by that. I don’t know if mystery books are for me.

After P.D. James I finished reading “The Dogs Of Babel” by Carolyn Parkhurst. I must confess that I bought the book for it’s cover and the fact that the dog was a main character in the book. I wasn’t blown away by it but it was an interesting enough read. Whether it stays in the permanent library is up for debate.

I am currently reading P.G. Wodehouse’s “Mating Season”. I just love the characters Bertie Wooster and Jeeves. Wodehouse is like a T.V. sitcom in book form. The stories and tone of his writing are absolutely hilarious. There is never a dull moment when Bertie is involved. I never thought that I would get into Wodehouse but when I picked up my first book (which was “The Code Of The Woosters”), Wodehouse got me on the first page. I was giggling my way to the end. I know that there will be comical chaos throughout and that there will always be a wonderful ending. It’s a jolly good read.

2 Replies to “More Books”

  1. Hey Yoon. There’s this really amazing nutrition site that you might find interesting and/or helpful. http://www.nutritiondata.com/
    You can look up almost any food and find out all kinds of things about it, including what it can do for your body. I think it’s great.
    I hope you’re doing well–it’s good to hear what’s going on there.

  2. Yoon…

    Have you read The Birth House by Ami McKay? Another good read…..thought you might be interested.

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