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How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran

How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran

“Explaining why you love something is one of the most important jobs on earth.” Well. Now because of this book I take an immense extra pleasure in discussing a good novel.  A good book wraps you up in a warm, cozy blanket and gives you magnificent hot cocoa and homemade chocolate cookies and says in that soft, familiar voice: “I love you.” How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran punches you in the face with a dildo and makes you listen to The Cure on repeat until either your brain explodes or you are in love.  It is not […]

Posted February 11, 2018 in Reviews // 1 Comment //
Lincoln’s Grave Robbers by Steve Sheinkin

Lincoln’s Grave Robbers by Steve Sheinkin

So.  This is a middle grade book, and I don’t think I realized that when I added it to my TBR.  I left it because, darn it, the topic seemed interesting.  And it was!  Though I Googled it, and MG is ages 8-12 and I don’t know that it’s a good idea for an 8-year-old to read this book. Here’s the scoop.  A bunch of counterfeiters wanted to get their buddy out of jail, so one of them decided it would be a good idea to steal Abraham Lincoln’s body and ransom it.  Because, obviously, that would be my first thought as […]

Posted February 7, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Atlantia by Ally Condie

Atlantia by Ally Condie

Oy vei this book was such a chore. I read Crossed by Ally Condie recently, and didn’t like it, and when this popped up on my wishlist, I repeatedly reminded myself that I didn’t like her previous books.  I told myself over and over again that it was a bad idea. BUT.  It’s an Atlantis inspired dystopia! I have such a weak spot for Atlantis. Okay, so here’s what what cool about this book.  Because it wasn’t completely bad.  The concept of an underwater dystopian city is great, and it’s not one I’ve seen very often.  If the air was poisoned, if […]

Posted February 5, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simison

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simison

I had completely forgotten this book was on my TBR until it popped up as available on my Overdrive wishlist!  It turned out to be a really great surprise.  The Rosie Project is light, fun, and interesting all at once. 1.  Don Tillman is an excellent character.  His narrative voice is engaging, detailed, and keeps the pacing comfortable. 2.  I surprised myself by being on again, off again about Rosie.  Sometimes I like her, sometimes I didn’t.  That made her a highly engaging character, because I wasn’t sure if I wanted them to be in love, to be friends, or to […]

Posted January 28, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Crewel by Gennifer Albin

Crewel by Gennifer Albin

DNF’d @ 78% I usually wouldn’t do a proper review for a DNF – largely because I usually DNF at the beginning – but I was far enough in this one that I feel it deserves some words.  I have LOTS of word for Crewel, and they are mostly unfriendly. *deep breath* Crewel is about a girl in a dystopian world that is strictly ruled like the 1950s and women are basically treated like brainless dolls, unless you’re a Spinster, which is basically a goddess because you have the ability to manipulate the world.  Naturally, Adelice is a Spinster.  Or, more […]

Posted January 26, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
The Cider House Rules by John Irving

The Cider House Rules by John Irving

This book is pretty heavily loaded.  You want to talk about your controversial material?  Your sad, real life stuff?  In these pages, John Irving discusses: abortion prostitution addiction war Alzheimer’s Disease child abuse rape homosexuality infidelity racism Communism The list goes on an on.  I’m not complaining about the addressing of these topics, but man, I did not know what I was getting into.  It’s a fairly long book, so there’s a lot of ground to cover.  I’ll be as brief as possible, but holy moly was this a lot. 1.  This book is not about any one person, but a […]

Posted January 25, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments //