Happy glorious Saturday! Saturdays are just the best aren’t they. Plans for today include a workout, a car wash, and a movie. I’ll definitely be getting a run in and I’m planning to try this ab workout that Lauren posted about yesterday. She said it was pretty tough and I really need to change things up in the ab department.
My Tahoe is in need of some serious TLC and it always make me feel so good when the car is clean and shiny! I also have an upcoming work trip to Houston and I plan on driving a few coworkers and I KNOW they would appreciate not sitting on a bunch of crumbs from the kiddos.
This evening I have plans to finally see Les Miserables with my dad and Alexis. I’m a little worried I won’t like it because it’s a musical, but I’ve heard so many good things about it…surely It will be great. Last weekend, Alexis and I saw Silver Linings Playbook and loved it. I still can’t get Bradley Cooper off my mind!!
Last night, I made Kristin’s grain free microwaveable pizza crust. I topped my personal pizza with TJ’s tomato sauce, kabocha squash, prosciutto, black olives and mozzarella. It was absolutely delicious, but unfortunately there was no picking this pizza up. It falls apart very easily, so I had to eat it with a fork. It was so tasty that I will definitely be making it again, but this time I may add more water, or an egg white, or use all almond meal to try to make it a little sturdier. Any tips, guys?
Guess what else I made last night. Here’s a little hint….recipe to come!
Alright, well today I’m going to share with you my book review of Divergent. I know many of you may have differing opinions, but here we go……
The review I’m posting today is not going to go the way I thought it would. Let me just start off by saying that I absolutely loved all of the Hunger Games books, so I figured that I would love this one just as much. I’ve read quite a few great reviews of this book; all reporting that “if you love Hunger Games, you’ll love Divergent”. Well, I’m sorry, but that’s just not the case for me.
Now just because I didn’t love this book, doesn’t mean I didn’t like it.
This summary is taken right from Veronica’s blog.
In Beatrice Prior’s
dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated
to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the
selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the
intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must
select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For
Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she
really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone,
During the highly competitive initiation that follows,
Beatrice renames herself Tris, and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to
live out the choice they have made. Together, they must undergo extreme physical
tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating
consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her
friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes-fascinating,
sometimes-exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a
secret: one she’s kept hidden from everyone, because she’s been warned it can
mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threatens to
unravel her seemingly-perfect society, she also learns that her secret might be
what helps her save those she loves . . . or it might be what destroys
I really wanted to love this book and I really can’t put into words why I didn’t. Plain and simply the book just didn’t make me excited to pick it up and read it. There would be parts that I would get really into, but then there would be parts that would drag on.
I don’t feel like Veronica gave enough explaination of the society and why it was created and so a lot of that part didn’t make sense to me.
I’ve heard, the next book in the series, Insurgent, is even better than Divergent. Other reviews, report that Divergent is setting up the world and Insurgent gets more into the story and has more depth.
Based on the fact that I know lots of people love this book and I was somewhat entertained, I would recommend it. Just know…..it did let me down and I finished it feeling a bit disappointed. This review really makes you want to run out and read it….huh?!?!
Something to think about…..
Have you seen Silver Linings Playbook or Les Miserables? What did you think?
What’s your favorite pizza topping?
Any guesses on what I made last night?
If you’ve read Divergent, let me know what you thought.
What are your plans today/tonight?
Hope your weekend is fantabulous!!