Saturday, July 5, 2008

The Heartbreak Diet ( july book 2)+ giveaway

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Title: The Heartbreak Diet
Author: Thorina Rose
Pages: 178
Yearly Count: 39

A book about life, about changes and making the best of what comes our way even when we wish it wouldn't. The Heartbreak Diet is all about moving on. I really wanted to enjoy it, it is a graphic novel autobiography....doesn't that sound great!? I guess I was hoping for more, I think it ended before I felt like she got her pride back again, or before her husband got what he deserved, but I need to not give away any more than that. It is very hard to know what to say about someone's life, you can't criticize content.

Besides that, it is a good read, a super quick read....it only took one of my little boys' nap time to finish it, maybe an hour or so? I enjoyed it, and I thought the format of an autobiography in graphic novel form was really neat! Interested?Want to read it?? leave a comment and on this post by Thursday! I'll pick a new home for it on Friday. it is BAFAB week right? or that was last week...whatever.

19 comments:

J. Kaye Oldner said...

Happy BAFAB Week! :-D

I have promised myself to look more into graphic novels. This is an area I wouldn't have discovered if not for other bloggers.

Iliana said...

Sounds interesting! I've read some really good autobiographies in form of graphic novel - One Hundred Demons and the Persepolis books. Have you read those? I highly recommend them.

Josette said...

Hi, can I take part in this giveaway? I'm from Malaysia. :)

kamewh said...

Sounds good! Would love to read it! Thank you for the giveaway!

ya ya's mom said...

oh i saw this reviewed somewhere and wanted to read it...pick me! pick me! pick me!

Mrs. B. said...

Sounds interesting! I have never picked up a graphic novel...well I guess I read that one Jodi Piccoult wrote a few years back, but other than that...

Julie said...

"It is very hard to know what to say about someone's life; you can't criticize content."

Very good point! I hadn't really thought about that before. How do you "review" a memoir?

Alea said...

I love graphic novels. And this one sounds really great!

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shereadsbooks said...

If you're sending to Canada, I'm definitely in!

Timster said...

Sounds interesting!

gautami tripathy said...

If you can send it India, count me in!

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mee said...

Entering from Singapore :)

Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy

said...

I've actually never read a graphic novel.. this sounds very enticing! Thanks for the giveaway! Great that its super read, I'm 7 months preggo and with a 16 month old boy, Its nice to able to sit down and just finish a book in a sitting!

Anonymous said...

Oh cool. A graphic novel. Sounds like a fun read. Please enter me in the contest. Thanks. =)

Carmen T
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Bunny B said...

This sounds like a cool book! I'd love to read it! Thank you for the chance!
bunnybox9 at gmail . com

Ruth said...

Sounds like an interesting read. Please enter me. Thanks!

Tricia said...

I'm in! I haven't read a graphic novel since Persepolis last year and I'd like to read some more. Thanks!

Thorina Rose said...

hi there-- I'm the author of The Heartbreak Diet, and I was just trolling the web and came across your site. I have to agree with you in that in the period in which I wrote the book, my life hadn't resolved itself neatly. No prince charming came to sweep me off my feet, nor had my ex gotten his just desserts.I didn't write in the conventional "Happy Ending" not just because it was more honest as it pertained to my life, but because there is always some new challenge to face whether it be sooner or later. Life is a process of changing and adapting to whatever comes your way. I felt that it was more realistic-- and upbeat in its own way-- to emphasize that the path is the most important part, not the destination. And... just in case you were interested: "X" seems pretty miserable these days (not that he would ever admit it)!

LisaMM said...

Good review! I just read and reviewed this one too and really enjoyed it. Like you said, it was a very quick read- less than an hour!!