Did a book’s ending ever make it hard to fairly rate the book? I am not saying that the ending was terrible, its just that…well, I just didn’t like it. Which stinks because up until the 95% mark of this book I thought it was rather fun. I was whipping through the ending because I wanted to finish and then BAM, that “twist.”
It was a fun story; classic chick-lit, light read that is easy to whip through. I liked some characters, I hated some characters (which you were supposed to). But obviously meh about the ending.
3 disco balls
Published: February 13, 2019 by Bookouture
Category: Rom-Com, Chick-litRead More »
Let’s start with the movie trailer of this book to movie:
Wow, right?Wrong. Book lovers rarely say they love the movie more than the book, as there are always a bit of changes made. Let’s hope for this movie’s sake – which I have to see now – that they made lots and lots of changes.Read More »
Published: July 24, 2018 by Lake Union Publishing
Category: Thriller, Mystery, Suspense
But were they really?
Three long time friends (Ashley, Natalie, Lauren) take a girls vacation to Mexico. Three is a crowd. Two are always competing for the leader of the pack’s attention: while loving and hating her at the same time. Make up your darn mind ladies! Anywho, Ashley goes missing after getting into major blows with Natalie and Lauren (separate fights that Natalie and Lauren don’t know all the details of…hmmm).Read More »
Published: June 4, 2005 by Penguin Books
Category: Contemporary Fiction
On Beauty by Zadie Smith is 442 pages. A very, very slow 442 pages in which you need to be fully engaged and present while reading. This is not a book you can breeze through, as the book would mention of certain characters: it is intellectual. There is no doubt that Smith is a talented writer, I just struggled a bit in establishing a reading pace with this one.
On Beauty follows the Belsey family: an interracial couple, Howard and Kiki, married thirty years living in an upper middle class town with their three children, Jerome, Zora and Levi.
Howard is an art history professor at a local liberal arts college who is hard to like; he always has an opinion (its most always negative) and he’s always right (or so he thinks)
Kiki used to be a beautiful spitfire but has gained a significant amount of weight; still a spitfire but that magnetic confidence doesn’t exude from her like it used to (I blame Howard)
Jerome is a young man trying to find himself in religion and grapples with adulthood and his relationship with his family; he is the rational one of the bunch
Zora is Howard 2.0 with the spunk of Kiki; she yearns to be accepted but her approach in getting what she yearns for is more alienating than endearing
Levi is sixteen and going through an identity crisis; he is passionate and loyal and trying to find something worth fighting for (his family doesn’t understand him – as any teenager would say)Read More »
I have always enjoyed reading and usually read around 1 book a month; most of the time it was because I was not up to date with new releases or bestsellers and did not know what to read next. I was on goodreads but didn’t fully utilize the site, I felt it was a tad overwhelming. All this changed when I joined a book club in March of 2017.Read More »
My TBR pile is getting larger and larger and it’s slightly overwhelming. Where am I going to find the time to read all these books AND keep up with new releases?! There goes my weekends. Good thing we are headed into winter, I don’t mind staying in with a good book and glass of wine while snuggling with my pug, Bailey and wearing my favorite fuzzy socks. Only thing missing is an actual fireplace – I must work on that.Read More »