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All I did in November was read and run!

Monday, December 02, 2019

I switched from road running to trail running in September after a friend talked me into doing a 12-hour endurance run with her. I've found a new love. After 10 years of running off and on -- quiting becuase I'd get bored and then missing it and starting back -- I have truly found a passion for running. I'm not good. I'm not fast. But I'm there and I'm moving. And I'm loving it. Sometimes I hurt to much after a run that I swear I'm not doing another long run but a day or two later I'm looking at races and trails again. I may have a problem!

So what am I doing when I'm not out on the trails? Reading! Of course! You knew that though, right?

And here's what I read in November.

I love Lisa Scottoline. This book, "Someone Knows", was good but did take me several chapters before I really got into it. Once I did was hooked. It opens with a girl going back home for the funeral of a high school friend she hadn't seen or talked to in twenty years and the secret she kept all those years.

"The MacGregor Grooms" was one in the middle of a series but I wanted something light and fun to read. It was a funny, cute romance.

"The Covenant" is the first of a series about an Amish family. Good read and different than my usual. I enjoyed it enough to read the second book, "The Betrayal" and have the 3rd book on hold waiting. (I got sidetracked with another book but I'll eventually get back to this series.)

I met Bill Muir at Atlanta's Vegan Fest in November. I attended his lecture there and enjoyed listening to him so I came home and purchased the book. Loved it. If you are vegan or considering going vegan this is a good read.

"If Only She Knew" was the first in the Cahill's series. I acidentally read them out of order. Opps. It was okay, nothing special. I think her books have impoved over the years though.

"Outfox" was good. Not the best Sandra Brown book ever but it's worth the read.

The next book shows no photo becuase I had to create it on Goodreads. It's the latest cookbook by Happy Herbivore. It's "Happy Herbivore Goes Bowl-ing" and it's an ebook of WFPB bowl recipes. This is GREAT! I make my lunch from this almost every day -- and sometimes dinner, too. Quick and easy and healthy. What's better than that? Some of the recipes includ Big Mac Bowl, Fajita Bowl, California Love Bowl, Backyard BBQ Bowl, Caesar Salad Bowl, Greek Goddess Bowl . . . many good ones! I promise.

"Crazy House" is a young adult book and a little too much in line with Hunger Games for me. I loved Hunger Games but I don't need to read a dozen similar stories. How about something different?

"Runner: A Short Story about a Long Run" was written by LIzzy Hawker an ultra runner. Great book and if you are a runner I highly recommend it.

That's all for November! Happy reading! Let's see what December brings!

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    emoticon Enjoy the runs.
    561 days ago
    That bowl cookbook sounds great - is it available in anything other than e-book?
    562 days ago
    I love getting book ideas from you. emoticon
    563 days ago
    Yaaaas trail running!!!! I'm doing my first timed (hopefully) ultra at the end of the month and I can't wait. I feel like, if you're a trail runner in your heart, the first time you're on the trail, your brain says, 'ahhhh at last, I'm home.' This blog makes me so happy!! emoticon emoticon
    563 days ago
    Well done!

    I am getting back to running again. Ran a bit on Nov 30 and felt really good, so I figured I'd give it a try again. Seems to be the best way for me to get lbs off.

    I enjoy reading, but don't read as much as I once did. Right now I'm reading Stephen King's "The Institute". Really like it so far.

    I also read his book "Elevation". That one was more like a novella. I enjoyed that one, too.

    I like John Sandford's Prey series of books. And Carl Hiaasen.

    Also Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series - so funny!

    Oh! Dave Barry's novels. One of his, Tricky Business, I have read so many times. And I still laugh out loud every time.

    563 days ago
    That's quite an accomplishment!
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