Wednesday, March 5, 2014

What's Up?

We went out to dinner for Fat Tuesday! We plan to not eat any meat until Easter Sunday! We really do not eat tons of meat but this is a challenge Den and I have set for ourselves...we have given ourselves 3 outs...just in case...and we are not eating any sugary anything! Wow! Last night we hit a steakhouse...sort of a red meat last hurrah!

This book...thank you NetGalley!

I want to start it now but it's third in the queue...I sneak read the first chapter. It's the kind of book I love! Dorms, school, poor girls, rich girls...drama!





Here's the blurb from Amazon and NetGalley...

Suspenseful and cinematic, Bittersweet exposes the gothic underbelly of an idyllic world of privilege and an outsider’s hunger to belong.

On scholarship at a prestigious East Coast college, ordinary Mabel Dagmar is surprised to befriend her roommate, the beautiful, wild, blue-blooded Genevra Winslow. Ev invites Mabel to spend the summer at Bittersweet, her cottage on the Vermont estate where her family has been holding court for more than a century; it’s the kind of place where children twirl sparklers across the lawn during cocktail hour. Mabel falls in love with midnight skinny-dipping, the wet dog smell that lingers near the yachts, and the moneyed laughter that carries across the still lake while fireworks burst overhead. Before she knows it, she has everything she’s ever wanted: friendship, a boyfriend, access to wealth, and, most of all, for the first time in her life, the sense that she belongs.
But as Mabel becomes an insider, a terrible discovery leads to shocking violence and reveals what the Winslows may have done to keep their power intact - and what they might do to anyone who threatens them. Mabel must choose: either expose the ugliness surrounding her and face expulsion from paradise, or keep the family’s dark secrets and make Ev's world her own.

I can't wait!

Happy UnFat Wednesday!



12 comments:

  1. I don't eat a lot of meat either but I'm not sure I could give it up completely because of bacon. Maybe for the short term but not for the long term.

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    1. Forty days and forty nights...and then a hamburger! Lol!

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  2. There is a lot of stuff left to eat, even without the meat. What about fish? Will you have that?

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  3. We've been pigging out on Paczki for the last week or two before they disappear from the bakery! We don't normally eat a lot of sugary stuff to begin with. We don't do the Lent thing but we are cutting down on red meat and eating more veggies. Mainly because the prices are just getting ridiculous and I'm ornery and refuse to pay them! We eat a lot of chicken and fish.

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  4. I have Bittersweet too. I'm looking forward to it.

    I don't think I'm giving up anything for Lent this year.

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    1. I read the first few pages and loved them!

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  5. I'm not a big meat lover, either. I love veggies...and cheese. I wouldn't make a good vegan.

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