Happy New Year Guys!!! It’s 2016!
Gosh I have abandoned my blog, or at least from the outside it must look like it. From the inside, its still dear to my heart. I had planned to rock in yesterday with a New Years post but when I sat to draft it on Sunday night, I got a call that my friends mum had passed away … not the best start to the New Year. Still, I do want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and let you know that one of my goals not just for 2016 but in general (I dont make resolutions) is to have this blog up and running again.
Alrighty … on to Book Club!
Khloe Kardashian shares her secrets for finding strength of body, heart, mind and soul with inspirational, revealing stories of her own struggles with weight, relationships, and her self-image.
In a culture that worships skinny, Khloe Kardashian writes with passion about the power of strength: a strong body becomes a strong mind, which builds strength of heart, character and ultimately strength of spirit. This is an inspiring book about how to create strength and true beauty in every area of your life, inside and out. The book features inspired personal stories from Khloe and practical how-to advice about building a strong body, mind, heart and soul in your own life.
I was being generous when I gave 3 stars … I also didn’t create an image with less stars when I started to review books so there’s that.
I like to think of myself as a very objective person. I’m afraid to write this review and come across as a “Kardashian hater”. It’s not about that, its about the book. If I read a book and loved it, no matter who the author is I would shout it from the rooftop. I just didn’t love this one … and likewise it had nothing to do with the author.
I get the point of the book and it does have a great message. It’s a new year and I know most people’s resolutions are to hit the gym/lose weight etc. I think that her message of reclaiming her life after the loss of love and love in general is a good one. A really good one. And for that message the book can get an extra star. In fact, I saw a lot of me in the book and its message of self confidence and finding it… It can also get a star for its message about different body types (again something that resonated with me) and the fact that there is no one standard of beauty. Frankly though, its the delivery of the message I just couldn’t get with. It was all over the place. It was autobiographical, it was an advice book (there were fitness tips etc), a recipe book, adult fiction, comedy and drama all in one.
One thing I really didn’t care for was the name of the book. While it didn’t necessarily carry through the entire book, and while I get that its a brand thing and a way to sell books, I shudder to think that some young girl actually will think that strong looks better naked. Which is just silly.