This book was a gift from my friend Jessy for my last birthday, and it was really fun! I’m glad she gave it to me, because I don’t know if I’d have ever gotten around to it on my own. For all you CBR romance addicts, this is definitely a fun book to check out, because it’s obviously written by two women who love and know the genre very well. Going in, I was expecting a straight romance that you could take different paths through, but this is much more of a tongue-in-cheek play on the genre, even a satire […]
Let’s be honest. CBR Bingo has been a boon, and a pill to swallow. I have read great things that I wouldn’t have because of it, but also maddeningly tried to shoehorn things I planned to read into these categories. Well, I am excited to share a trifecta of sorts! This is a book that I wanted to read, because I had friends rave about it, it is a selection of my local library book club, AND it fits into a bingo square! A number of them really, but I went with AWARD WINNER as it was nominated for 3 […]
Cbr11bingo Listicles (From Roxane Gay Book Recommendations) Bingo #8 The full title of this book is The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6’4”, African-American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmantic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama’s Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian. And all of that detailed identity is covered in this collection of funny, provocative, thoughtful essays that are part memoir and part cultural/political commentary. I have to admit that the only thing I knew about Bell before reading these essays is that he is N.K. Jemison’s cousin. I haven’t seen his stand-up act or his TV shows (Totally […]
I found the incredibly funny Sophie Hagen through her podcasts, Made of Human and Secret Dinosaur Cult. She is a lovely Danish standup comedian that now lives in London and she is very, very funny. She is also fat, and has been for most of her life. As most of us who are on the heavier side probably know, this means she has had certain experiences in life that are less than ideal. She decided it was time to really look into the ideas that Western society’s fat phobia is based on and first, find out if the ideas are […]
Jen and I read Erin Gibson’s fantastic book for the Two Heads Are Better Than One bingo square. Teresa: I’ve been a big fan of Erin Gibson from her podcast, Throwing Shade. I also attended her LA Festival of Books panel where she promoted this book. I was delighted beyond measure and regret holding off on a signed book. The audiobook version though was such a fun ride. Part feminist history, part humorous memoir, this book is a great way to discuss the darkest timeline of Trump. So excited that Jen was on board with my suggestion to review together. […]
Verity (“Very”) Price has more going on than you’d think. In addition to working as a waitress at a strip club, subletting semi-legally, preparing for a dance competition, and generally trying to keep a roof over her head (and those of her colony of Aeslin Mice), she’s also responsible for keeping tabs on New York’s cryptid population. Which doesn’t leave her much, if any, time for dating.
I need to get ahead of the books that I have finished the past week. Due to me being at training right now I just don’t have a lot of energy to post reviews. Going to post as many as i can before I finally fall on my face. So this book, eh, the main character got on my nerves. That’s before the reveal about what a loon he was when you find out the backstory on his and his girlfriend’s relationship. I used to watch “How I Met Your Mother” and over time, the narrator of the story, Ted […]
I liked this quite a bit! And so I’ve started yet another Jasper Fforde series. I have yet to finish one, either because of my own reading preferences or because, well—actually none of his series are finished. He keeps dangling a ninth Thursday Next (I still need to read seven and eight), the third Nursery Crime book will seemingly never be written (why), we seem to never be getting Shades of Grey‘s promised two sequels, and this one has a fourth book that who even knows when it’s coming. So even if I finish reading all his books, I will […]