Genre: Humor

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Beauty Queens by Libba Bray

Posted September 2, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments

This book came at me so unexpectedly, and I absolutely loved it. Honestly, I was expecting something a lot darker after reading A Great and Terrible Beauty, but Beauty Queens is downright laugh-out-loud funny!  This book is highly satirical, so I think if it doesn’t tickle your sense of humor early on, you probably won’t like it.  For me, I understood where Libba Bray was going with a lot of her regional stereotypes.  And honestly?  This is one of the best narrated books I’ve ever listened to.  Libba Bray reads this audiobook herself, and she’s got all the regional accents down pat to […]

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard

Posted August 18, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments

It’s been a really long time – almost a decade – since I’ve tried to decipher the hidden meanings behind a play.  But I’m going to try!  I’m pretty sure that Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead is about … death.  I suppose that shouldn’t be a revelation, since it’s in the title, but man I struggled with this one? Honestly, this play just made me feel stupid.  I feel like there must have been some exciting and deep conversation to be had about this play.  Maybe it’s the sort of thing that’s a bit lost in translation?  Maybe it’s better with group […]

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Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett

Lords and Ladies by Terry Pratchett

Posted August 17, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments

There’s a lot of revelling and a lot of chaos going on in Lords and Ladies.  The fourteenth book in the Discworld series and the fourth in the Witches storyline.  I’l pass on the warning that Terry Pratchett left on the first pages of this book – while most of the Discworld novels can be read independently, it’s highly recommended to read Witches Abroad before reading Lords and Ladies. I will say that the only witches book I’ve read is Carpe Jugulum, and I never felt lost reading this one?  But the author recommends maybe not picking this up independently so I thought I’d pass […]

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How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran

How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran

Posted August 11, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments

Okay okay.  To dispel the elephant in the room first thing – I don’t necessarily agree with everything Caitlin Moran says.  Also, I think that labeling this as a “feminist manifesto” does both a great disservice to the book as a memoir, and to feminism.  Caitlin Moran is a feminist.  But this is a memoir filled with personal opinions and anecdotes.  It’s not her telling people how to be a feminist, at least not in my opinion.  It’s more like… her outlining her life using feminist themes to organize her life stories and personal opinions. While I’m not sure if Caitlin Moran […]

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The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett

The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett

Posted July 26, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments

It has been far too long since I’ve read a Discworld novel. I read Pratchett’s Dodger a couple years ago, but that one fell short for me – the humor and absurdity I love so much in Discworld was not there.  I’ve been meaning to read more of this universe for the last couple years… but The Light Fantastic in particular?  It’s been on my TBR since I read The Color of Magic in my senior English class.  It’s been on my TBR longer than I’ve had an official, trackable TBR.  So it’s about time I read it.  I’d like to take a […]

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