Friday, January 18, 2013

Book Club!

Oh heyyyyy, it's been a while since I have linked up, but I have been reading more lately and have some reviews to share.

While flying to Vegas, I downloaded Ree Drummond's book, Black Heels to Tractor Heels.

Here's the synopsis:

That’s when I saw him—the cowboy—across the smoky room.

I’ll never forget that night. It was like a romance novel, an old Broadway musical, and a John Wayne Western rolled into one. Out for a quick drink with friends, I wasn’t looking to meet anyone, let alone a tall, rugged cowboy who lived on a cattle ranch miles away from my cultured, corporate hometown. But before I knew it, I’d been struck with a lightning bolt . . . and I was completely powerless to stop it.
This isn’t just my love story; it’s a universal tale of passion, romance, and all-encompassing love that sweeps us off our feet.

It’s the story of a cowboy. And Wranglers. And chaps. And the girl who fell in love with them.

My thoughts:

Truth be told, I have become a tad obsessed with The Pioneer Woman, and was stoked to read anything about her personal life. I really enjoyed the book! Some of it was a tad cheesy at times, but overall I really enjoyed it. I've read some other reviews on Goodreads and some people ripped her writing apart-here is what I think about bloggers turned writers; they're not turning out great literary works of art and that is OKAY with me. Reading about Ree fall in love with her now husband brought me back to the early days of meeting Jason {not that my husband is a cattle rancher or anything, ha!} and the butterflies, uncertainties and excitement that comes from a new, promising relationship. I loved it. Go read it yourself and let me know what you think!

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  1. i might just have to read this,i have seen her cooking show a couple times and she seems so down-to-earth and simply loves her family.

    happy friday!

  2. I have not read the book but I followed along via her blog when she was posting the story. It is on my list since I have heard she added some things. I love how Mike, her brother, fits into their relationship.


  3. Oh heck yes! I love her! Onto my list it goes!

  4. I love autobiographies and love stories! Can't wait to check this out- sounds like a fun read! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I did read this and while I did enjoy it, I was a bit annoyed since I'd read most of the story on her blog before. Yes, there is some that is new, but if you've already read it on her blog, I don't really think it's enough to justify buying it.

  6. I'm slightly obsessed anything Pioneer Woman too...this one's been on my to-read forever and a day. I need to read it!

  7. I love the Pioneer Woman! I forgot she had a book. . . adding it to my (ever growing) list!!

  8. I bought this last year and STILL haven't read it. I'm a tad obsessed with Ree too. I have a Pioneer Woman tag on my food blog, DVR her show, own her cookbooks, and stalk...I mean... read her blog. She's so awesome and hilarious :)