Saturday, July 31, 2010
Behind in my book reviews
I was about half way through the book before this was a memoir and not fictional. Jillian Lauren was a drop out theater student striving to be an actress. To pay the bills she was doing topless dancing which led her into a high profile escort agency. She found herself in a harem in Brunei. Entertaining the Prince Jefri of Brunei. This is a raw personal experience of an ex-hooker. Jillian Lauren is currently married to the bass player of Weezer.
It has been awhile since I have read a murder mystery novel and not one the sappy love stories by James Patterson. I think I prefer the sappy love stories. Though this was an interesting story that kept me reading, I was a little sickened by the gruesomeness of the serial killer. Maybe in my old and more mature self I have become more sensitive to blood, guts, rape and beheading.
If you like historical fiction then you will love these books. Michelle Moran tries to stick to the historical facts as much as possible with a little embellishment. It is so interesting to see and I love trying to understand other cultures and their way of life. I think in my next life I will be a cultural anthropologist.
My summer is coming to an end. It seemed so short, probably because of teacher summer school for half of it. I enjoyed being lazy and playing with my baby! He has grown so much. Crawling all over the place. Pulling himself up and standing on his own. We are still working on finger foods. At least half end up on the floor do to throwing and spitting it out.... on purpose.... even his favorite foods... I just don't understand. We have cut the pacifier cold turkey. Which wasn't too hard because he wasn't too dependent on it. I just worry about the thumb taking its place. So far I haven't seen any signs.
Next steps for Drew are using the sippy cup more and getting rid of the bottle. Walking, though I did see him take just one step yesterday, I think it will be awhile still. Introducing whole cows milk. Strawberries! I have a bunch frozen since they were so good at HEB this year. Become a big brother! Well, that one is still a little far off (7 months). Andrew will be One years old in less than a month. I cannot believe it!