A bunch of women get together and call themselves the “May Mothers” after meeting on an online chat group for first time expectant parents. One by one each of the women become mothers and work to deal with the specific challenges that motherhood can present. In this book we see women trying to balance their careers while still being a “good mom”, the trouble with breastfeeding for some, post partum depression (and perhaps even psychosis), achieving intimacy with a partner, and just being able to take a few minutes to yourself without feeling guilty or feeling like you’re doing something […]
Episode 1-22: Lenny Dykstra is My Spirit Animal Wherein I review: 85. The Summer of Dead Toys by Antonio Hill 86. I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt 87. Peter Pan Must Die (Dave Gurney #4) by John Verdon One procedural goes a bit telenovela (or maybe I’m just racist)(probably). One diminutive contract assassin kills someone with a Ferris wheel. And we finally find out who killed Jimmy Hoffa. It was Eli Manning. That motherless whore.
This review is mostly going to be me responding to some of my own thoughts from my first review, with some extras thrown in; for example, how I was considering raising this to five stars because I loved Robert Glenister’s narration so much. I love the dead tree versions of this book, but the audio adds another level. Highly recommend if you are so inclined. (I’m leaving my rating at 4.5, rounding down, for now, because of the ending. See below.) Spoilery discussion of several plot points below. So firstly, having now re-read this, I can state with approximately 99% […]
I’m a little late on boarding this train, aren’t I? So I’m sure most of you know the story already (mild spoilers abound in this review): I myself have seen the movie adaptation! But it was a conversation about said movie that made me want to actually read Gone Girl in the first place. Basically, the conversation boiled down to most people simply dismissing the character of Amy in the story as “crazy”. And while, no, I don’t agree with her actions and she does seem sociopathic, I thought… that’s so reductive: there’s so much more to it than that! […]
I can’t believe how much I liked this novel! I also was surprised that some of themes addressed in The Dirty Girls Social Club overlapped with this novel since two characters in this novel have similar issues to two characters from my previous read. Then again, both novels have what could be considered stock characters but imbued them with enough life and personality to make them feel original and interesting so it shouldn’t be that big of a surprise. Another discovery I can blame on CBR reviews! Some blurbs refer to this as “The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars” […]
I don’t think I can add much to this one beyond what has already been said. The narrator is a SecUnit belonging to a large powerful corporation that owns the rights to various planets and rents out survey rights and equipment at exorbitant prices while only investing in the cheapest technology themselves. The narrator has hacked its governor module, and can function independently though all it wants is to be left alone and watch its stories. When things start going wrong on the mission, Murderbot, as the SecUnit has christened itself, isn’t exactly surprised. Cheap equipment is going to fail […]
I love love love this book! The Dry, by Jane Harper was absolutely fantastic and beautifully written. This book is just as good. Whilst it doesn’t contain the same beautiful descriptions of places and people, it excels in being a great mystery. This book is about a team building exercise where a group of guys and ladies head out to bond. All of the men return on time, the women are late back and one of them does not return. The mystery is around what has happened to the missing lady, and what caused her to not return. This […]
I enjoyed reading this book. It is the first Roberta Kray book I have read, and I will certainly be reading a lot more! This basic concept of this text is that Sadie is looking for her ex husband so that she can get him to sign the divorce papers and move on with her life. Whilst on a train to where he is, she has a brief conversation with a lady named Mona. Mona strikes up a deal where she will get rid of Sadie’s ex and she can get rid of Mona’s father. Sadie thinks the lady is […]