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Wednesday, June 1, 2011
The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels... A Love Story
Oooooooooh-Kay Ree... could you pick a longer title for your next book?! LMAO!
So this might just go down as my favourite read of all time for two reasons...
1) I love ChickLit when it's well written... and this is a really well written book. Not dry, not drawn out... just perfect
2) I love non-fiction... that's right, it's a true story.
So, I should tell you a little about this story. Way back when I started university and moved away, I found myself wondering what to make for dinner (which we call supper... and so does Ree!). I found a lovely little blog that had some recipes on it... it was called the Pioneer Woman Cooks and at the time it was a separate blog from her main blog that told about her life.
She's a city girl. Grew up on a golf-course... daughter of a doctor... went to college... became a vegetarian... you got the picture... right? Well, she met a cowboy... a cattle ranger that loved beef. She moved to a secluded farm, married the farmer, eats beef, and raises their four children on the farm... all the while cooking gourmet meals, homeschooling, and photographing her surroundings. She's like a super-human, super-mom and that's the way she loves it! But... she's oddly down to earth and you can tell from her blog, the way she writes and everything.
The book is about how she met, fell in love and married her husband... who she simply calles Marlboro Man. I read elsewhere that his name is Ladd Drummond but never once does she ever call him Ladd.
I'd suggest visiting her blog. For the food, for the pictures, for the family and for the great reading. P.S. she has a load of giveaway's too :)
Oh yeah, she also has another website called Tasty Kitchen... it's full of submitted recipes... like a giant cookbook for everyone. Seriously has everything... it's called a cooking community. Seriously, check it out too!
Anyway, pick up this book today for great summer reading. Also check out her websites as they are just awesome :)
6/5! Absolutely the best book around and you'd better hurry-out to pick-it-up now!
5/5 One of my favourites and I love it
4/5 Great read, and I recommend it but it's not my all-time favourite read
3/5 Good read, I wouldn't rush out to read it but it was ok
2/5 I finished it but it's defiantly not re-readable material, won't be staying on my shelf
1/5 I may have finished it but I think I'm going to burn and save you from reading it...
So I guess you can see that I'm highly professional about my rating scale. But, You can bet my assessment is honest and is completely based on my opinion only. So, read with your own discretion, what do I really know anyway?!
2007 - 2008: Books I've read (that I remember!)
Obassan - Joy Kogwa 6/5!
My Dog Marley - John Grogan 6/5!
Marley and Me - John Grogan 6/5!
Good Grief - Lolly Winston 4.5/5
The Birth House - Ami McKay 6/5!
Man and Wife - Tony Parsons 5/5
Man and Boy - Tony Parsons 5/5
Cofessions of a Shopaholic Series - Sophie Kinsella 5/5
2009: Books I've Read
The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc - Loraine Despres 5/5
Dear John - Nicholas Sparks 4.5/5
Dearly Devoted Dexter - Jeff Lindsay 4.5/5
Darkly Dreaming Dexter - Jeff Lindsay 4/5
Big Boned - Meg Cabot 3/5
Love the One You're With - Emily Giffin 5/5
Happiness Sold Seperatly - Lolly Winston 4.5/5
Daniel Isn't Talking - Marti Leimbach 4/5
Nights in Rodanthe - Nicholas Sparks 3.5/5
Multiple Bles*ings - Jon & Kate Gosslin and Beth Carson 4.5/5
One for My Baby - Yony Parsons 4/5
Something Blue - Emily Giffin 5/5
Something Borrowed - Emily Giffin 6/5!
The Makedown - Gitty Daneshvari 4/5
Cocktails for Three - Madeleine WIckham 5/5
The Gatecrasher - Madeleine Wickham 3/5
Can You Keep a Secret? - Sophie Kinsella 4/5
THe Undomestic Goddess - Sophie Kinsella 5/5
Remember Me? - Sophie Kinesella 5/5
2010: Books I've Read
Heart of the Matter - Emily Giffin 4.5/5
have a little faith - Mitch Albom 3.5/5
Push - Sapphire 5/5
Twenties Girl - Sophie Kinsella 4/5
Twilight - Graphic Novel Vol 1 - Stephenie Meyer & Young Kim 4/5
Breaking Dawn - Stephenie Meyer 6/5!
Eclipse - Stephenie Meyer 6/5!
Midnight Sun - Stephenie Meyer 6/5!
New Moon - Stephenie Meyer 6/5!
Twilight - Stephenie Meyer 6/5!
Uphill All the Way - Sue Moorcroft 4/5
2011: Books I've Read
The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels To Tractor Wheels - A Love Story - By: Ree Drummond 6/5!