Monthly Twitter Reviews of Books: January 2013

So, Anne of Modern Mrs Darcy have started a monthly link-up of Twitter sized reviews of books (i.e. 140 characters or less) and I thought it would be fun to participate.

Over the past month I have read the following books:

One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern: It’s a story of losing ourselves, finding ourselves. The truth that we have a story worth telling, no matter how ordinary we think we are.

Paleo Comfort Foods: Homestyle Cooking for a Gluten-Free Kitchen by Julie & Charles Mayfield: Excellent, beautiful and detailed recipes that will satisfy your longings for comfort foods while staying Paleo.

The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life by Tim Ferris: One of my fav books of the past year. Easy to follow, but mind-blowing and full of information to help you learn anything. Read full review.

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo: Classic and incredibly inspiring story, but also long-winded and old-fashioned. Maybe watch the movie instead. Read full review.

So what have you been reading this month? As always, I encourage you to connect with me on Goodreads


  1. I looooove Paleo Comfort Foods. (Have you read Well Fed? It’s a recent discovery for me and I’m loving it so far! I think it’s the kind of cookbook you’d be into.)

    I haven’t read Les Mis since high school. Your description sounds about right–I remember it being forever long. I love long but not long-winded. I’ll see the movie first and maybe it will inspire me to pick it up again.


    • I haven’t even heard about Well Fed, which surprises me cause I’m usually quite in the know about new Paleo-style cookbooks (even if I haven’t had a chance to read them), but I’ll definitely look it up!

      Like you, I do love long books, but Les Mis has chapters upon chapters on little side stories that are almost not-at-all related to the main story, and in my opinion could be reduced to a few pages at the most. In the full review I admit to skimming through quite a lot of the book (something I almost never do normally).


  2. Anne, Les Mis is also free on Kindle. I never read it, but I love the musical and the movie! I’m interested in reading more about the Paleo diet. Paleo Comfort Foods sounds encouraging.


    • Yes, as mentioned in the full review of Les Mis, I actually read the free Kindle version (loved not having to tote such a huge book around).

      Paleo Comfort Foods is a great cookbook, for easy and approachable introduction to Paleo (including recipes) I would recommend Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo. I haven’t reviewed it yet, because I haven’t finished reading through it, but it’s a gorgeous book, full of information yet easy to read.



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