Saturday, May 31, 2014

May's ARC book

Before I go and talk about this month's Book I read for ARC I must admit something. I am really ahead of the game here. As of this writing it is Feb. 23 and I am already reviewing the May book. I'm ahead of the game because yes(okay maybe not so much of the art part of this challenge. lol), they are on my to be read pile but I could have easily just picked out a book on my Kindle to read in between months like I did last year. But I decided to be ahead of the game because, we are selling the house and as of this writing, Feb. 23. The house is not sold yet :(  And I want to read as many hard copy book as I can so I don't have to take with me. That's why I picked "Shoulda Been There" and "The Lost Symbol" to read them early this year. They are big and heavy, So now I can pass them on somewhere, or someone.

Now back to the review.

This month for ARC I will be reviewing "Life, Love and Lox: Real World Advice for the Modern Jewish Girl" by Carin Davis.

I picked the book up a couple years ago during the close out sale at Border's book store :inserts sad music here: When I went to Border's they didn't have much left as it was the tail end, but did manage to find a couple of books. I was about to check out pay but I gave one last sweep of the books and found this one. It looked like a fun read.

The book is the author's take of what it is be be a modern day Jewish girl. In the beginning of each chapter she tells a story of her life in the dating world that is centered what the chapter is about. There are 13 chapters in the book. The first 7 chapters is about Jewish life. Keeping Kosher, Life-cycle events(birth, bar/bat mitzah, wedding and death), synagogue, community involvement, head coverings, dating and Shabbat. The rest of the chapters each one talks about the big holidays, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Hanukkah, Purim, Passover, and other holidays.

The book was a fun read. It had lot of humor in it, which I liked. With me being Jewish,  A lot of things I did know already. Some things , though very few I didn't know. It was a good refresher. 

Next month's book will be Blood Oath by Christopher Farnsworth

1 comment:

Margaret said...

I love seeing the artwork you create using inspiration from the books! I love the window since the book was a 'window' into her life!