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It makes good sense
This book is a literature review on the science of dieting and basically it concludes that sugar is really bad for you; that high insulin levels cause you to become fat and are somehow involved in deciding your 'set weight' ; and that fasting between meals, skipping meals, and extended fasting resets your set weight and lowers your insulin.
After reading it I was much more selective in my food shopping and I was shocked how much sugar is in everything. It is difficult for people to maintain a healthy weight when 80% of supermarket food is unhealthy and will make you fat. I am skipping breakfast and I've reduced sugar by avoiding processed foods including bread and so far I've lost 8 lbs.
It didn't feel like the end
Miri and the team of heroes are back again trying to save the world, but they have to contend against a very evil Mother and her team who are out to seek revenge at any cost, even if it destroys everything.( and that's a bit silly)
There's the usual witty banter and it gets a bit confusing with the many crossing timelines. I'm pretty sure there's more to come because the ending didn't feel right. This is the weakest book in the series and as far as the plot goes it seemed a bit pointless, however I did enjoy reading it.
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Eva is the first to find her mother when she commits suicide leaving a short note saying 'forgive me'. Her mothers death leads to other revelations and sets Eva on a path to discover more about a mother that she never really knew. It's an enjoyable mystery.
The story starts in 1939 and follows the lives of two girls who are evacuated and then go on to work in theatre. The characters of Ellie and Bonnie are so real that I became totally addicted to the story of their ups and downs and even at the end I wanted more. There is a follow on book but it's not yet on audible.
Inspires you to take better care of yourself
There's lots of good advice gathered together in this book and it's laid out in a logical fashion. Much of the advice is available in other books so it's not revolutionary but it is good to have it brought together. The book's 4 pillars are about bringing balance to your self care regime in that you don't just concentrate on food and exercise but also work on sleep and relaxation.
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Eleanor is different to everyone,she doesn't quite fit in but she is fine in her own very lonely world. Gradually over the course of the story the reasons for how she behaves are revealed. Eleanor's life becomes more complete as she comes to terms with her tragic past.
In a world were everyone is segregated by colour into castes, our hero Darrow is a red which is the lowest caste. Among his people he's famous for being the youngest ever helldiver, a dangerous and important job in the mining community. The society is very strict and deviation from the rules usually is punished by death. Life for reds is hard, they die young and don't get enough food or medicine. When Darrow's young wife Eo is hung for singing a freedom song , he is set on a path that eventually leads to him becoming a leader of a revolution. There are many strong characters,my favourite is Sevro who is completely wild but totally loyal. In this first book we see Darrow grow into his role and come to terms with the task ahead of him. I've read the whole trilogy and highly recommended it if you like fast paced action,lots of battles but not much romance.
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Original and exciting
There isn't a dull moment within the pages of this book. The three heroes that are extracted from their timelines at the point of their demise are brilliant characters. Harry is from 1942, Ben is from 2015 and Saffa 2020. I can't wait to get into book two.
Entertaining and knowledgeable
This was well written in the 'down to Earth' way we have come to expect from Brian Cox. I found it entertaining and knowledgeable and the narrator Samuel West was excellent. Enthusiastically Brian explains the latest knowledge of how the universe began and in particular life began, and how mankind has developed over eons from primeval sludge to modern man. It's fascinating and fills you with hope for the future.
If you loved "Bright Side" then you've got to read this book and fall for Gus. It breaks your heart when he is grieving the loss of Bright Side but it's a wonderful journey to see him pull through and find his epic.
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