- baby carrots and hummus
- cracked peppa and olive oil Triscuits and goat cheese
- Protein spheres (recipe follows)
- and, fresh fruit salad
- 2 Tbsp protein powder (chocolate or vanilla [I use Designer Whey])
- 2 Tbsp almond butter
- 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup (or agave nectar)
- Pinch of cinnamon, sugar, and sea salt
- Mix-ins: dried fruit, nuts, chocolate chips…
Fiction. I read this book in 3 days. It takes place in 1958 during the Cold War. The Explorer I is waiting to launch in Cape Canaveral and hopes are high that the Americans will take the lead over the Soviets in the great space race. One of the most important players in the launch is Dr. Lucas or ‘Luke’, who wakes to find himself a vagrant of a train station, suffering from amnesia and not knowing a darn thing about his life. Slowly, he begins to unravel the mystery of his life and realizes that before the amnesia, he knew something about the rocket launch that no one else wanted him to know. Now, he doesn’t even know if he was a good guy or if he was trying to destroy the mission. Will Luke discover this deadly secret he once knew in time or remain powerless? Read it and you tell me.
Note: I’ve also read and highly recommend the Hornet Flight by Ken Follett. He’s an excellent author.
Fiction. I read this one in two days, on the beach I might add. In Texas, a brutal murder of a beautiful high school girl is committed. The convicted murderer sits behind bars for years until he receives the death sentence. Miles away, a man walks into a pastor’s office for a chat and confesses to the murder. Does the pastor believe this man? Can they convince the Texas authorities and community of the murdered girl that he is the real murderer or will a supposedly innocent man be put to death? This is a well-written suspense novel all about “who done it.”
Fiction. Currently reading this one. It is written by an Iowa State University professor. It’s a very interesting novel about an enlisted Army soldier and the Iraq war. Written in first person, we experience his trials and tribulations from everything to his troubled relationship with his fiancé back home to the grit of sand in his teeth during a massive sandstorm. (Reading about that actually made me shudder, I hate that feeling.) Right now, I’m getting the hint that a lieutenant is developing a conspiracy and our man knows about it and even gets roped into it against his own wishes, but he is out-ranked and out-numbered. There is nothing he can do. He is in over his head. This book so far is full of bravery, compassion and conflict. It’s one of those books that makes you say, “oh, maybe just one more chapter”.
Like I said, I am no professional book critic, but I hope that my 2 cents worth encourages you to pick up one of these books. Writing about these books reminded me of a show I used to LOVE on PBS as a kid. Reading Rainbow!! It was a television show where the host would talk about awesome books and encourage children to read them. And now I can’t stop singing the jingle…but man, does this take me back!