Friday, January 18, 2019

Friday Linkups - What to Eat When

It's Friday linkup time!  I'm linking up with the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer, Book Beginnings of Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader, and the Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice

This Week's Book Blogger Hop Question:
Is there anything that drives you bonkers when you're reading a book that makes you want to tell the author a thing or two?

My Answer:
When a big plot point is just wrong.  I get not researching every single detail but for example I once read a mystery where the main character worked for the government and had a security clearance and the whole plot revolved around this character getting classified information by essentially assuring people that she had a Secret clearance and therefore they cold tell her whatever it was even though it was something she had no legitimate need to know.  I spent the entire book shrieking "That's not how that works!" at the book.  

This week's book is a bit of a departure for me.  I don't read much self help but after being sick last year I am looking to improve my diet and feel better this year so I thought What To Eat When by Michael F. Roizen, M.D. and Michael Crupain, M.D., MPH sounded like it might be interesting and useful.  While interesting so far it doesn't provide the most fascinating snippets!

The Beginning:
Food is powerfully evocative and has the ability to convey some of our sturdiest memories.

My Thoughts:
This is most definitely true.  Certain dishes will take me right back to a specific time or place.

The 56:
If your day starts like ours, it's probably a tornado of to-does: shower, brush teeth and hair, shave face and/or legs, get the household going, check your phone 437 times before you get in the car and get rocking. 

My Thoughts:
Sounds about right.  None of us here are morning people so getting out the door in the morning is always a bit chaotic.

So what do you think?  Keep reading?  What drives you bonkers in books?


  1. If the MC is a moron, I get annoyed that the author didn't give me a hero that I can relate to or love! I lose my temper when American writers write about Scottish characters and make us a dreadful steriotype. We are normal people you know, not backward criminals!!!

  2. Yes, like 'chuckles' I don't like a character that is 'TSTL' (Too stupid to live). Or characters that actively hide things from the police, even when the detectives are doing their job. That's usually the amateur sleuth - but seriously, why would a sleuth that is also a bookseller or a soccer mom or a teashop owner (these are just examples off the top of my head). I also have a hard time reading about protagonists that are extremely self-destructive - placing themselves in ridiculously dangerous situations when they are trained for that or choosing really bad behavior despite being intelligent people who know that is a bad idea. I'm struggling a little bit with that in my current book. The protagonist, a female detective, goes out and randomly picks up men in random places, sleeps with them, and then does it again and again (not the same man). Seriously? OK, I'll stop. Ha!

    1. OK, I was typing fast. Protagonists that are trained better than that because they know the situation is dangerous and they know what can happen.

  3. Sounds like a good read that most can relate to! Happy weekend! I added you to the Linky.

  4. I've been working on improving my diet as well so that book definitely looks interesting. AS far as bookish pet peeves, I think when characters don't use common sense! Like if something seems obvious to me and they do something dumb anyway, I just shake my head. :)

  5. Doesn't really sound like my sort of thing, but I hope you find it useful.

    Lauren @ Always Me

  6. Not my usual read, but it does sound helpful. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I am dairy intolerant and a vegetarian, so this book sounds interesting - though I do find a lot of the received wisdom about nutrition simply doesn't work for me...

    As regards bookish peeves - I do get a tad fed up when an antagonist force - be it the fae, a shadowy crime syndicate or invading aliens - somehow all have exactly the same view about how they should attack and what the outcome will be. It makes them boring and unrealistic.

  8. I've seen this book around and have been meaning to look for it on Hoopla. 👍✨