Sunday, January 22, 2012

Something Borrowed

Around Christmas time I read a book called Something Borrowed by Emily Griffin. The only reason I read this book was because I heard the movie was really good and wanted to read the  book before I watched the movie. Funny thing is that I finished the book almost a month ago and still haven't watched the movie.

So the book is about a girl named Rachel, she is 30 years old and single living in New York. Her best friend, Darcy, is getting married to her really good friend from college, Dex. On the night of Rachel's 30th birthday Darcy throws her a big party, gets too drunk, and has to leave early. Rachel and Dex end up hooking up that night and throughout the book continue to have an affair. The book follows Rachel as she has to decide to keep the affair going behind Darcy's back or to end it.

Personally, I didn't really like this book. I think I would give it a 2.5 out of 5. I just found there to be no suspense at all. I some little action in my books to keep me interested. I found it to be the same when I read The Choice by Nicholas Sparks.

Forest of Hands and Teeth

I read Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan a while ago. Like a month ago. Sorry it took me so long to get a review up! I've been so distracted lately.

First of all this book takes place after the zombie apocalypse. Zombies are called the unconsecrated. The story follows a young woman named Mary, the lives in a small village that is surrounded by a big fence to keep the people of the town safe from the unconsecrated. The book starts of with her being torn between two brothers. One that she loves and one that loves her. She ends up spending time at the church with the sisterhood (the women who basically run the town) when an unexpected guest appears. Someone from out of town. The whole village had been lead to believe however that there was nothing past their fences. Soon after the mysterious woman appears the fence is breached and Mary must run. Along with a few other members of the town.

The book follows her while she tries to survive and find somewhere safe as well as decide between the two men that she loves.

I wasn't the biggest fan of this book. I would probably give it a 3 out of 5. Although, after reading this book and watching The Walking Dead TV series I do feel extra prepared for a zombie apocalypse should it ever happen!

Protein Pancake Recipe #2

So I found a new really good recipe for pancakes! They are really good and really easy to make!

2 egg whites (approx 1/4 cup)
1/2 - 1 scoop protein powder
1-2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp flax seed
1 tbsp oats
2 tbsp milk (preferably skim or almond milk)
1 mashed banana

Mix everything together except the banana, then mash the banana separately and add it to the mix. Put it in a pan on medium heat. Flip it once it starts to bubble.

If you don't have protein powder that's fine, but they will be really wet and won't flip very well, the protein powder thickens it up and makes it all stick together better. I've found that it's a bit dry if i add a full scoop of protein powder, I don't know if it's just the type that I have been using or not though.

Hope you enjoy the recipe! Let me know how it goes! I'll add pictures next time I make them!