Friday, April 28, 2017

You'll Grow Out of It

Title:You'll Grow Out of It
Author: Jessi Klein
Publisher: Hachette
ISBN: 9781478965220
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Being the memoirs of a comedy writer, I expected this to be funny.  The words, themselves are, but the narration, but the author herself, rather than fun and conversational, is dry and whiny, which actually make the whole audiobook just depressing.  I recommend reading this one instead of listening.

Rating: 3/5

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Cairo Arrangement

Title: The Cairo Arrangement
Author: Bruce Colbert
Publisher: Anaphora
ISBN: 9781561142869
Why Read?: Early Review

Thoughts: This was just too confusing for me.  The characters switched a lot, and only sometimes did the title of the chapter indicate which character we were currently following.  This just made it too hard to follow the plot.

Rating: 1/5

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Stacking the Shelves: 4/16-4/22

For review (on Bookloons):
The Big Bad Fox by Benjamin Renner

First Reads from Goodreads:
The Girl on Mill Street by Peter Gilboy

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Dracula

Title: Dracula
Author: Bram Stoker
Publisher: Naxos
ISBN: 9781843798736
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: A little longer than needed (especially if you know what happens), but it does have it's merits and the style is not bad.  I really liked that the audio version used a different narrator for each character.

Rating: 3/5

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Stacking the Shelves: 4/9-4/15

For possible review (on Bookloons):
Real Friends by Shannon Hale & LeUyen Pham
Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics by Chris Grabenstein
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids

Title: How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids
Author: Jancee Dunn
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316267106
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: I learned two things reading this: a.) great  interpersonal relationship advice for dealing with all members of my family and b.) my husband is awesome.

Rating: 4/5

Sunday, April 9, 2017

The Seers

Title: The Seers: Love and Terror on the Fourth of July
Author: J. R. Wirth
Publisher: Books to Go Now
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: Early Review

Thoughts: A quick-reading paranormal novellette that could have benefited from a few more chapters.

Rating: 3/5