Monthly Archives: October 2014




[Review] XL Love: How the Obesity Crisis Is Complicating America’s Love Life

[Review] XL Love: How the Obesity Crisis Is Complicating America’s Love Life

Title: XL Love-How the Obesity Crisis Is Complicating America's Love Life Author: Sarah Varney Genre: Social Science Publisher: Rodale Books Release Date: August 19, 2014 Pages: 256 With two out of every three Americans overweight or obese, it’s all hands on deck—scientists are studying how excess fat changes physical and mental health, demographers are calculating how it’s shortening life spans, and economists are debating the impact it has on America’s productivity and global competitiveness. But how weight affects intimacy and sexuality is barely discussed. Yet it’s a question of high importance for the tens of millions of Americans who are overweight or obese and having difficulty sexually and romantically. It […]



[Review] You by Caroline Kepnes

[Review] You by Caroline Kepnes

Title: You Author: Caroline Kepnes Genre: Fiction Publisher: Simon and Schuster Release Date: September 30, 2014 Pages: 432 Love hurts… When aspiring writer Guinevere Beck strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe works, he’s instantly smitten. Beck is everything Joe has ever wanted: She’s gorgeous, tough, razor-smart, and as sexy as his wildest dreams. Beck doesn’t know it yet, but she’s perfect for him, and soon she can’t resist her feelings for a guy who seems custom made for her. But there’s more to Joe than Beck realizes, and much more to Beck than her oh-so-perfect façade. Their mutual obsession quickly spirals into a whirlwind of deadly consequences . […]




Heading into home stretch of the NetGalley Reading Challenge 2014

Heading into home stretch of the NetGalley Reading Challenge 2014

This year, I’ve been participating in a really fun reading challenge with Ariel Avalon. The NetGalley Reading Challenge was organized as a way to increase our reading, specifically of Advanced Reader Copies (or ARC) of novels that bloggers and readers receive from services like NetGalley and Edelweiss, etc. The books are furnished by the publisher. If you see a book you’d like to read before publication, you request said book. Upon approval from the publisher, you receive a review copy of the novel and are requested to read and post an unbiased, honest review before the book goes on sale. This helps to increase the hype for the upcoming novel. […]