So, I just read three GREAT books... Here they are:
1. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
I saw a preview for the movie based on this book... and I thought "Oh no! I haven't got around to reading that one yet!" It gave me the kick in the butt I needed to finally read this bestseller. The narrator of this book is Jacob Jankowski... He's 90-something and is reflecting upon his time in the circus. I usually read books with female main characters. But, this book truly had something for everyone. It's heavy on a love story... but I think guys could enjoy this book too. You can't help but root for Jacob. I read it in two days and I was upset when it was done... I love getting swept away by a truly fun book and that's what this was!
2. Room by Emma Donoghue
Another book with a male narrator... but Jack is 5 years old and he's never left the Room he was born in... It's a difficult task to create a story within four confined walls, but Donoghue does a fantastic job at unfolding the story as life unfolds for Jack. At first, getting use to Jack's five year old voice is difficult. But, once you do, you can't stop reading. I couldn't put this book down.
3. Against All Odd by Scott Brown
All politics aside... this book was very well done. His life story is riveting. Senator Brown doesn't hold anything back... he is candid and conversational. His early childhood is shocking and heartbreaking. From page one, I knew I was in for a compelling read. Each phase of his life was truly fascinating. Whether you bleed red or blue, this is a wonderful book. Bonus: There are hot modeling photos in the middle of the book... that's right, eye candy AND brain candy. Plus, the photo of Gayle Huff in a bathing suit made me swear off real candy... because she looks gorgeous. :)
Beauty Product I'm obsessed with right now: MAC's Painterly Paint Pot. I use this as an eye shadow primer. It keeps your eye shadow in place all day long. I feel like there was life before this paint pot and life after. It makes cheap eyeshadows just as pigmented as the expensive ones.