When Leila and Kimi reignite a high friend school friendship via an on-line exchange some years later, the results are a hilarious batch of frank and feisty emails flying across the Atlantic.
Leila, in London, is single and playing the field with the emphasis on playing. Kimi is in NYC heading for splitsville with her cranky and possibly cheating hubbie. They bare all in their spicy emails to each other about the bad, mad and dangerous to know of the male world and how there is a fine line between love and farce.
A thoroughly modern and quirky tale of life, love and lust in 2015 and how social media has lead to a very new moral or immoral code.
This book tells the tale of two women’s lives via the vehicle of their email exchanges. As the book takes the form of emails it is very in intensive in terms of action as there are no lengthy descriptions or irrelevant waffle it’s just frank banter and heart to heart revelations. The author kinda gets how in the cyber world we reveal stuff and do stuff we would not do in ‘real’ life as somehow what goes down in cyberspace, stays in cyberspace..or does it.
Both Kimi and Leila have rather modern attitudes about love and dating and they certainly don’t take no prisoners. Although this is a light-hearted read, some more serious issues ie stalking, divorce and affairs are tackled in a realistic way.
This is a very lively and pacey book and you will be pleasantly amused by the many unexpected turns.
I know another review criticized the grammar of this book; but I feel that it was written in a highly colloquial way and just how one writes when we write emails – it is not meant to be written like a novel where all the syntax is dead right. It’s conversational. It’s fast moving and very modern. The author does not dwell on things; it’s really about having a laugh and not to be taken seriously like a full length novel.
This is the first time that I’ve read a story that was told entirely through email transactions, and I have to say that I quite liked it! That was definitely a very clever way of telling a story and I think the author executed it well. This is a fun, short, and fast-paced read that can easily be read in one setting (trust me, you’ll want to!). Can’t wait to see more from this author.
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TIME and MONEY – the two things we do not have a lot of these days.
Pressure cooking is FAST, you can whip a meal for 8 in less than ten minutes cooking time.
Everything goes into the pressure cooker and so there is only one dishwasher friendly pot to wash.
SAVING ELECTRICITY – Back in the 80’s when my Mom was using her pressure cooker electricity was not as expensive, but these days it is extortionate and is sometimes higher than the mortgage in terms of monthly outgoings. With a pressure cooker you can cook a meal in 10-15 mins, when it would have taken at least one hour in an oven where it would have been eating up electricity. And who wants to clean the oven – NOT ME! The faster cooking times and the fact that everything is in one pot saves a bundle when it comes to power.
So to get you going, here are delicious soup, meat, fish and chicken recipes from around the world. Included are cake and loaf recipes as well.
Book includes a detailed set of tables so that you can cook any kind of food any time with confidence.
I know I’ve had those thoughts and for years I’ve avoided using the pressure cooker that I inherited from my mother (sound familiar?). It’s time to drop those fears and haul it out it out of storage, or get one of the fancier new ones that are making a comeback, and try one of these delicious-sounding recipes.
Lisa makes a good argument for using a pressure cooker and even writes about some great health tips that I wasn’t aware of about the advantages of pressure cooking. There’s an excellent variety of recipes to choose from, although there is a heavy leaning toward meat dishes (fish, poultry, different meats). There are soups, veggie, quick bread and dessert/holiday dishes included, so you’re sure to find something you’d enjoy. I’m going to try the Jaipur Shrimp Curry and the Steamed Lasagna shortly. There are some things I wouldn’t have thought about making in a pressure cooker (like the lasagna), so my curiosity is piqued!
Highly recommended recipe collection. Get going with your pressure cooker and save some money on those nasty electric bills at the same time!
I often wondered why the pressure cooker went out of style. My mom wasn’t much of a cook (sorry, it is the truth) but the family always LOVED pressure cooker night! If you’ve never tried food from a pressure cooker, you’re in for a treat. Far superior to the over-blended flavors a crock pot provides and you don’t have to leave the darn thing on all day just to cook a meal! This time saving appliance needs to return to our lives. The next one I find on sale is coming home with me.
As for this book – yum! A wide variety that I’ll be trying. Many different styles and countries (Norwegian, British, French, Chinese, ‘cowboy’, Greek) are represented and appreciated. There are a few I’ll adapt for our family but the introduction provides a solid base of knowledge so I’m relatively certain I won’t mess anything up with my substitutions.
I grew up in the era when pressure cookers were mainly used to can green beans! Ha! Lazuli’s book is an eye-opener. She gives compelling reasons to use a pressure cooker in our often harried days of not much time. I was surprised and pleased to learn the benefits of pressure cooking which include: health and nutritional benefits, time saving benefits, and even money saving benefits!
Lazuli gives practical and delicious recipes from soups through desserts. As a person who has lived in various countries during my life, I especially appreciated the international flavors Lazuli has included in this book.
This book is highly recommended! Enjoy!
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