My name is Leslie and this is my journey to health through nutrition and lifestyle. I suffer from fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and IBS, but I’ve made many changes to improve my symptoms including eating clean and living a simpler life. I’m so glad you stopped by and I hope my experiences will benefit you on your journey to make your life your happy place!

A Respectable Trade by Philippa Gregory, 4 out of 5 stars

A Respectable Trade by Philippa Gregory, 4 out of 5 stars

This is definitely one of the girlier books I’ve read, romance isn’t usually my thing, but this one was pretty good. This isn’t exactly a traditional bodice-ripper type of romance book like those with Fabio gracing the cover, it’s a fairly brutal account of slavery and the story of a woman who marries into slave ownership and falls in love with a slave. I can’t find many books with this kind of story (outside of straight up erotica) where a white woman falls in love with a black slave, although I’ve seen a few with a white man falling in love with a black slave woman. So I almost gave 5 stars just for being a unique story.

The story itself was interesting and I was really surprised at how I got sucked into it, although I didn’t exactly like the characters. In fact the main character pissed me off most of the time. I don’t want to give any spoilers but if you like historical fiction then give it a try, even if you don’t like romance.

Amazon link for more info: https://amzn.to/2EEYqQU

The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells, 3.5 out of 5 stars

The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells, 3.5 out of 5 stars

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 2.5 out of 5 stars, DNF

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 2.5 out of 5 stars, DNF