Add me to the list of those who discovered Jenny Lawson (aka: The Bloggess) when her Big Metal Chicken post went viral. When I saw that the Kindle version of this book was on sale for $1.99, I jumped at the chance to read it. Let's just say that I got what I paid for.Overall, it wasn't a bad read, but I often felt like I was listening to my 'crazy friend'. You know the one...they're fun to be around and listen to in small doses, but after a while their idiosyncrasies and over the top stories start to grate on you. I'd recommend reading this book in doses.
For a book that started out as Twilight fan fiction, it was surprisingly intriguing. Swap vampires and werewolves for sexual sadists and it is quite reminiscent of the Twilight books. However, the leading lady is far less annoying than Bella! I didn't really want to like this book, but it turned out to be quite a page turner.
This was by far the least captivating book in the trilogy. I found myself looking forward to it being done, rather than looking forward to what came next. If you've already read the first two books, chances are you'll read this one, but be warned: it's just not as good!
Fifty Shades of Grey was intriguing enough to make me want to read this, which is really saying something considering I usually avoid romance-type novels like the plague! (*wanders off to pick up Fifty Shades Freed*)
Two men run shoulder to shoulder in the sweltering heat during the marathon leg of the 1989 Ironman World Championships; each trying to wear the other down enough to win this race. How did they get here? Determination, training, and a willingness to suffer more than anyone else. This book is a fantastic account of the 1989 Iron War between Dave Scott and Mark Allen - and everything that lead up to that amazing day in Kona.
2.4 mile open water swim, 112 mile bike ride, and then a marathon; all completed in under 17 hours for the chance to hear Mike Reilly say 4 words: You Are An Ironman. This is the the story of 6 ordinary people who set out to do just that. It was inspiring, funny, and informative - everything a sports book should be.
It's nice to read a memoir that doesn't scream "I am the greatest. No one will ever be better than me!" Chrissie Wellington meets my definition of a true champion: an amazing athlete and a good human being. If you're looking for some interesting stories and a good dose of inspiration, this is the book for you.
This book, originally published in the later '70's, became something of the holy grail of running. Copies were sold out of people's trunks at races. Runners passed it around to members of their running clubs. And it's easy to see why. Although a work of fiction, Quenton Cassidy's struggle to become The Best miler is inspiring.