Saturday, January 3

FitReaders Week 1 & Book Review: Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner

This challenge is organized by Geeky Blogger's Book Blog & That’s What I’m Talking About

Happy New Years everyone!! It's been a fun year. ^.^ I hope you all met your challenges and I hope you set new ones for this year. 

Saturday: 2 miles bike & .50 mile jog
Sunday:  Nada (It was my birthday)
Monday: 30 yoga & 1 mile walk
Tuesday: 3 mile bike & .50 mile jog 
Wednesday: Did a thorough clean on the apartment today by myself (it took 2.5 hours), so I am counting it. LOL
Thursday: 1 mile walk
Friday: 30 mins Zumba - buns, abs, & thighs 
Conclusion: Not a bad week. A nice start to the year and I am excited for the year to come! Along with doing a decent job with staying active, I felt I did pretty okay with eating bad food at all the holiday parties of the year. 


Author: Jennifer Weiner
Title: Good in Bed (Cannie #1)
Genre: Fiction, Romance, & Drama 
Pages: ebook
First Published: 2001
Where I Got It: My shelf (Can't remember where I got it from XI)

"For twenty-eight years, things have been tripping along nicely for Cannie Shapiro. Sure, her mother has come charging out of the closet, and her father has long since dropped out of her world. But she loves her friends, her rat terrier, Nifkin, and her job as pop culture reporter for The Philadelphia Examiner. She's even made a tenuous peace with her plus-size body.
But the day she opens up a national women's magazine and sees the words "Loving a Larger Woman" above her ex-boyfriend's byline, Cannie is plunged into misery...and the most amazing year of her life. From Philadelphia to Hollywood and back home again, she charts a new course for herself: mourning her losses, facing her past, and figuring out who she is and who she can become."

This is my second time reading this book; the first time was in High School when I randomly stumbled upon it at the library. I remember loving it, but not enough to actually buy it. At the beginning of last year, I found a free ebook of this, so I snatched it up and then forgot about it again. 

Anyways, I do really like this book for many reasons. The main reason is because I see a lot of myself in Cannie. She isn't my book twin, but I can really relate to her. She is "bigger" like me (even tho she is taller and more "beefy" tho) and she hates her body. Also, she is a little neurotic and tends to obsess over things - like her weight and the article her ex wrote. Honestly, I would have blown up more then she did over the article that her ex wrote. Okay, it wasn't horrible and mean and overly descriptive, but damn - it was unnecessary of Bruce to write that, because Cannie is already self-conscious about her weight, so waaaaaaay to go ass. I would punch my ex in the face if they wrote that article. >___>

I'm a nosy person and I like reading other people's reviews. A lot of people complained about Cannie being "too depressed" and "too whiny" about the whole breaking up with her ex. DUH! She actually loved him (which is stupid, because he was a loser and ass) and she didn't want to break up with him. Then yes, a event happens and she went on a crazy spout of walking and walking and walking and crash dieting. It's completely understandable and I would bet the majority of people would react the same. It was super sad and it bummed me out hardcore both times I read it. Ugh, so sad. Poor Cannie. 

Yes, it was full of drama and chick lit-y, but I think it was done pretty realistically. The only thing that made me roll my eyes, was Cannie's friend who became "famous" due to her play. Meh, I think its cheesy when an author makes someone become "famous" in their book, but whatever I guess. 

The ending was good. It makes me want to read the second book, but I have read some horrid reviews about it. However, I shall attempt it someday. In the end, this is a fun book. I liked it JUST as much as I liked it when I first read it. The characters are fun and there is a LOT going on. I highly recommend this to those that books with some major drama. Yes, Cannie does get her HEA, but damn...she had to really, really work for it and I love when the author makes it tough to get for the character. Again, I shall stamp this with 4 stars. 

Favorite Character(s): Cannie and Dr K (awwwe)
Not-so Favorite Character(s): Bruce & Cannie's mom 


Nise' said...

I like the idea of counting a good house cleaning! I did it Thursday for 2 hours too. Have a great week.

Blodeuedd said...

I tried dling an app I will try tomorrow where it tells you what to work on that day...will see tomorrow then

Melliane said...

This one could be interested. I'm not a fan of the cover and that's a reason why I wouldn't have read it but maybe.

Carole Rae said...

Nise, it is being super active cleaning house! LOL especially when you really let it go. xD

B, ooooo let me kno how it goes. :D Maybe I'll download it too.

Melliane, thats what I thought when I first seen it, but my friend at the time convinced me to give it a go.

Book of Secrets said...

Great start to the new year! Good In Bed sounds...good! It's one I've had on my wish list forever.

The Reading Date said...

I am a fan of Zumba too, and yes a vigorous house cleaning should count :)
Best of luck with your fitness and reading goals!

Carole Rae said...

Diana, thanks! You'll like it. :)

Readingdate, Zumba is fun! And cleaning is harder then working out any day. lol