I originally bout Jenny Lawson’s You Are Here: An Owner’s Manual for Dangerous Minds for one of my sisters. And then kind of ‘forgot’ to give it to her. Not really – I did, eventually give it to her. It was just a pre-read (and now, dutifully reviewed), pre-notated copy. She seemed to enjoy the parts I highlighted for her, the things I thought she should pay especial attention to, the parts I really needed her to hear/see/KNOW, so no harm, no foul. I couldn’t resist underlining and circling, starring and drawing little purple hearts at the parts I felt fit her/us […]
Did you ever start book one of a series, or of a new to you author, and a few pages in, you’ve got to take a break and log in to your library and see how many of their other books you can put on hold? Yeah, so that was me, about fifteen pages into Hot In Hellcat Canyon, a contemporary romance, by Julie Anne Long. And it turns out, Ms. Long is not exactly a new to me author – Goodreads tells me I have, in fact, read one of her historicals (I Kissed an Earl), and that I immediately then added […]
“I miss the days when all I had to worry about was that strange citrus smell from deck B.” (Kindle location 476) If you haven’t read Terminal Alliance, the first book in the series, be aware that this review will contain spoilers for that book. The short version is: If you like any of: comedy, scifi, “humans are space orcs”, zombies, and warmongering space-wasp lawyers, you’ll like this series. And if you don’t like any of those things, you might give it a try anyway.
Well this was a shocker, I didn’t like this one. Usually Nick Spalding can make me laugh until I hurt myself. “Dry Hard” really didn’t work for me though because I think that Spalding left out some things that could have rounded out the book more. We hear about how badly Kate and Scott behave when they drink. And there’s even references to their families realizing it and avoiding them. I think it would have been more realistic to have the parents and siblings back up Holly (their daughter) about how they behave when drinking. Instead Spalding seems focused on […]
I got this as an audiobook, as I almost always do when reading a celebrity memoir, especially if it’s a comic. If you are going to read this book I recommend the audiobook. So I spent a good 90% of this book thinking, “I know, right??!!” It is almost creepy how much Guy Branum and I think alike. He grew up in a town about an hour away from where I grew up and he’s only about 4 or so years older, which I think contributes to this a lot. We both love trivia and pop culture and so I […]
This is one of those books that probably everybody should read. It wasn’t the most brilliantly written book I’ve ever read, but that’s okay, that’s not Ronson’s style. He’s very workmanlike in his writing, sort of tongue-in-cheek, and he’s got this great way of using his simple style to deliver these darkly funny deadpan one-liners. But what I really liked about this was the message. The book is short, and sort of rambly, and structured more like a Russian doll than anything. He opens stories at the beginning that sometimes he doesn’t come back to for a hundred pages. I […]
This was wacky and fun, but also mildly emotionally exhausting. Constant wackiness takes it out of you. For the second time in one day, I find myself wishing for half stars. I’m not even going to try and sum up the plot/premise of this book, because it is a futile endeavor. But also, half the fun is not knowing what’s about to happen. Actually, that’s a lie. I did try and sum it up, and everything I typed sounded vile, and also spoiled things. So I deleted everything and it felt great. Anyway, I’m still right. I knew almost nothing […]
Bad Kitty Does Not Like Thanksgiving is like all the Bad Kitty books. Therefore, if you are a fan of Nick Bruel’s title kitty you will laugh and laugh. You will think the naughty holiday antics of Bad Kitty beyond funny. If you are not a Bad Kitty fan, you will sit there and wonder why this bad cat (and I do not mean in the cool and fun way) has been written about at all. My reader copy did not have them, but the cover teases that stickers will be present in the mid-July release. Therefore, you can read […]