I have to start this review with a caveat: I was in the prime age for Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica on MTV to rock my world. I watched that show with fervor. I wanted to be as beautiful as Jessica Simpson. I coveted her hair, her makeup, her fashion, her house, everything. When Nick Lachey and Jessica divorced, I was devastated. Their reality show had sold me, and I just knew they were the perfect couple. I mean, why else would they write such beautiful love […]
CBR11Bingo – Summer Reads! Savannah’s older sister is off to college, and she’s not sure how she is going to survive without her. Ashley has always been the peacekeeper between Savannah and her mother, especially since their parent’s divorce and their mom’s follow-up stint on a reality show called “Shake the Weight.” Since mom’s return home, she keeps pushing her new “healthy” lifestyle on her daughters, and Savannah has no interest in following the philosophy of the body-shaming show that body-snatched her mother. Plus, it’s […]
I wanted to like this so much more than I actually did. Like, trade secret here, even though I do not enjoy most reality TV, I realllllly enjoy reading about characters in books or stories (and fanfic, let’s be honest) being on reality TV competitions. (This is similar to me not really liking sports, but loving stories about people who play sports. Why? Shrug.) Take the Lead is Alexis Daria’s first novel, and I think you can tell. It was very uneven for me. One minute I’d […]
This young adult novel was a welcome relief from the dystopian futures and epic trilogies that I’ve been reading, but the issue of threes does come up. Ethan Andrezejszak is a student at a Minneapolis high school for the arts and thanks to his English teacher, he has become enamored with the tricolon, a rhetorical device that involves a list of three elements such as “I came, I saw, I conquered.” This rhetorical trinity not only represents his three best friends at school—Luke, Elizabeth, and […]
Normally, I’m not into guys like Jamie Hyneman, but I’m sure falling for him in this cover photo. Here’s my review.