Wednesday, April 27, 2011

"The Chocolate Diaries" Review

Right out the gate, I will say this was a really refreshing and enjoyable book to read. It is a terrific, easy to read self-help book that covers a lot of areas and had great recipes for chocolate! And who doesn’t like a little chocolate. Every chapter was creatively written. Funny and witty. Each chapter ends with “Food for Thought” that covers main points in that chapter. I particularly enjoyed hearing the little story about the Starbuck drive thru and paying for the coffee for the person behind you. A fantastic way to pay it forward and brighten someone else’s day. I also really enjoyed the Seven Sweet Pick Me Ups to cover the seven days of the week. I belong to a moms group and I want to add it to our newsletter so others can enjoy the pick me ups, because we know all moms could use a little pick me up!

The only negative thing I have to say about the book is the author tends to reference a few “stories” from her other books. After reading a sentence that she referred to a previous book, I felt like I was jumping into the middle of a series. Although I am sure the author didn’t mean for that, it still felt that way. I have not read any previous books from this author, so I then felt like I missed a little morsel of something. But that is my only negative. Again, loved the book and great tips in all sorts of places. I have my little sticky notes stuck to a bunch of pages for reference in the future.

A special thanks to WaterBrook Multnomah for the free copy of the book in exchange for my honest opinion. It was a great first book to get!


  1. I love book reviews. I am following both blogs. Have a great weekend!


  2. Sounds like an amazing book :) Great review. Both of your blogs are sooo fun. I'm following both of them. ;)