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Costco Healthy Grocery Haul

Here's my Costco Canada  grocery haul this week!  I picked up a few basics (fruit, veg, Turkey, bread), a few treats for the kiddos (Chicago Mix, croissants) and found a few new low-point treats for me to try. High protein bread (2 personal points for me but not gluten-free so this will be an in-moderation food) and a cauliflower crust kit (4 personal points for me).  I’ll round off this shop with a small haul at another grocery store this weekend, and then I’m already for some batch cooking this weekend.  Now that the kids are back to sports in the evenings I need quick grab-and-go freezer meals: chilli, soup, homemade sauce for pasta etc.  What are some of your favourite  #wwfoodfinds ? View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jen H. (CurrentlyJen )🇨🇦🇮🇹 (@currentlyjenblog)

#CurrentlyJenBookClub: The Lies that Bind by Emily Giffin


You're never going to believe this, but in January I read two whole books! In a matter of days. And while it spurred a sense of motivation to read more, I haven't cracked open a book since. But let's not get into the nightmare that is these past few months in lock down filled with remote work, remote school, remote playdates and family chats. Remote. Remote. Remote. Remote. I'm over it.

January was a great time to escape into the world of fictional characters. I was drawn to this book because I am a huge Emily Giffin fan, and also, I have a love for any book that will take me out of reality for awhile and sweep me off my feet by way of a romantic comedy.

You can read a full description of the book here on Emily Giffin's website. But in a nutshell, fresh from a recent breakup, the main character Cecily finds herself in a bar at 2 am drinking her sorrows away. As she is contemplating drunk dialing her ex, she hears a deep, unfamiliar yet intriguingly handsome voice say "Don’t do it—you’ll regret it.”

I'm sure you can imagine what happens next...hot guy talks cute-vulnerable-recently-heartbroken girl up. Hell ya you know what happens next! BUT what I refuse to do is give you any more details because I don't want to give it all away. There are so many twists and turns in this book and also, some heartbreaking parts as the characters live through the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City. Through the trauma comes clarity and so much growth for Cecily and the men in her life. Which is something I love to see in novels regardless of the genre of book.

Another thing I absolutely am obsessed with, is knowing the inspiration that authors draw upon for their novels. It's sometimes hard to find, and many times I never find the answer. BUT Emily Giffin has a book club kit on her website and in it, she shares what inspired her to write the book. I wondered why she would have chosen to put such a historic and traumatic real life event (9/11) in the story. And then I read this...and I was sold. I had to read more.
Source: EmilyGiffin.com

Have you read this book? What did you think?

What's on your reading list for February?

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