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review 2017-08-19 18:32
The Hunger Pains by Chelsea Field
The Hunger Pains - Chelsea Field

The Hunger Pains begins when Izzy has to go to work, but is late one morning. She's been working for a new client for the last three months, and things have been going good for her, other than gaining some weight. But when her client ends up dead, she's a murder suspect, but she's also going to do everything she can to figure out who killed him and why. 

She ends up getting some help from Conner again, but this time he's acting a bit different towards her, and she isn't sure how to take it. 

This book was a great addition to this series. I adored Izzy's detective skills, and how she and Conner were acting in this one. I also loved how it ended as well. So, I'm super excited about the next one. 
But this one also includes a great mystery, some humorous issues, and great set of characters.

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text 2017-08-01 14:32
July 2017 Books Read
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body - Roxane Gay
Fifty Shades of Grey - E.L. James

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I honestly did not get a chance to read that many books. I had a lot of work commitments and not too many things spoke to me. 

 

I read 27 books for the month of July. One of those was a DNF though. I have to start setting aside books I don't enjoy. It's kind of a pain to force read something that you are feeling meh about. 

 

 

5 stars

 

The I-5 Killer by Ann RuleThe Changeling by Victor LaValleHunger by Roxane GayThe Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly

City of Bones by Michael ConnellyWatership Down by Richard AdamsBad Feminist by Roxane Gay

 

4 stars

 

Rivers of London by Ben AaronovitchHungry Heart by Jennifer WeinerThe Kill Room by Jeffery DeaverAstrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie FlaggThe Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy TanWTF by Cathy YardleyThe Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross

 

3 stars

 

Lowcountry Bonfire by Susan M. BoyerThe Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison AllenMaeve's Times by Maeve BinchyThe Dark Tower by Robin Furth

 

2 stars

 

Buns by Alice ClaytonThe Skin Collector by Jeffery DeaverDescent by Tim JohnstonThe Steel Kiss by Jeffery Deaver

Sons by Pearl S. Buck

 

1 star

 

Once and for All by Sarah DessenFifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

 

DNF

 

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

 

I have to say my favorite book was by far Roxane Gay's "Hunger". My least favorite had to be E.L. James, "Fifty Shades of Grey." 

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review 2017-07-28 21:18
The Bigger You Are The Smaller You Become
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body - Roxane Gay

4.5 stars for brutally honesty, heart wrenching moments, ugly truths, awareness, self confrontations and one brave soul.
Wow, Sh*t and WOW. That was really all I could mutter out while reading this. This girl was changed, scared for life. She held this secret, found a way to deal with it and while saving herself she was also destroying herself. To me it was a heartbreaking story, I wanted healing, like a magical wand waving to make it go away. Magic isn't real, this real life horror happened to a young girl and festered inside her.
What an eye opening tale. I thought I understand the plight of being fat in our society, but I really didn't. She says that, the bigger you are the more invisible you become. Wow, I wanted that not to be true, I wanted us/me to be more as humans but I've thought some of these thoughts, I've made judgmental comments and thought I was being nice. I felt shame. I think I will always remember her pain. I hope her story makes me be a better person in the future.
I wish she would name him, he does not deserve to walk without this weight on his shoulders.

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text 2017-07-25 19:02
Reading progress update: I've read 107 out of 320 pages.
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body - Roxane Gay

Words can not cover this. The pain that a girl felt, feels, lives with is felt with a deaf scream

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review 2017-07-05 14:48
The Hunger Inside All of Us
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body - Roxane Gay

Trigger warning: rape

 

I really don't have much to say besides go and grab this book to read. This is a painfully honest memoir by Gay. At times I felt like she had mailed me a copy of her diary and said enjoy the read. I wanted to look away at times because it was too much. She tap into the voice that lives in all women to a certain extent telling us we are not good enough time and time again.

 

If you have read Gay's other works, you may know she was a victim of group rape when she was 12. She goes into this incident and how it caused her to eat and eat in order to protect herself from the world. If she was larger, that would put boys/men off cause they don't find themselves attracted to heavier women. The pain that comes through at times may get to you. It did to me. What I liked most is that Gay offers up her life to us as readers and doesn't hold back. She's brutally honest about how her own actions have led her to where she is today. She's still trying and that's all any of us can do.

 

Gay goes into her family dynamics, her early schooling, and what drew her to writing. Some parts of this memoir I saw she recreated for some of her short stories I recently finished. This book gave me a richer understanding of those stories now, and I wish I had read this first.

 

Unlike with most memoirs this doesn't have the author doing some rah rah things are great in my life wrap up. Gay just feels more at peace it seems by the end of this book. She has let us in to see the real her and I for one enjoyed it.

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