Genre: Humor

Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O’Malley

I’m not a big graphic novel person. I feel like graphic novels are usually too quick, and they leave me wanting more.  I can appreciate the effort that goes into the artwork and what not, I’ve just never really connected with this.  But I really wanted to read the Scott Pilgrims graphic novels.  I love this franchise and I needed to see how it compared to the movie.  Hey guys guess what?  Scott Pilgrim is pretty fantastic. The dialogue is basically what you would expect. Scott’s life is massively not-put-together.  He’s dating a high schooler (he’s 23), he lives with his best […]

Posted October 5, 2017 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain

Firstly, I really want to say that I liked this book. I didn’t read a lot of Mark Twain when I was younger, and I wish I had, because I find his writing style to be very tongue-in-cheek and it amuses me. That said, even with the time lapse between now and when this book was written, it’s still very applicable in that it gives you something to think about even if the technology is out of date. It may be perceived by some as a little bit sexist, but I really liked the narrator’s conversations with Sandy, particularly when […]

Posted July 14, 2015 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

The thing about memoirs is that they are either really inspiring, or else they are just sort of meh.  Even in her prologue, Poehler makes it clear she was totally not into this whole “writing a book” thing.  And that’s great.  The honesty is great.  In fact, I thought the book started off really well.  I was chuckling at parts and found it fascinating to hear about her starts in improv, and overall her brutal honest about things.  However, I didn’t like the disjointed style where it went from this short story to a poem to four long chapters about Parks and […]

Posted February 7, 2015 in Reviews // 1 Comment //
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

Love, love, love! I have been intending to pick this book up for, I kid you not, seven years. It was well worth the wait. I remember the girl sitting next to me in tenth grade English reading it, and I asked her what it was about (we were reading Jane Eyre in class, which I thought was ghastly by-the-by, but that’s one person’s opinion). I’ve always had so many books to read I just never got around to it, but wow. I’m glad I did. Such originality and creativity. As I mentioned, I am not, in any way, shape, […]

Posted July 13, 2012 in Reviews // 1 Comment //
The Hitchhiker’s Trilogy by Douglas Adams

The Hitchhiker’s Trilogy by Douglas Adams

The most important thing to know about the Hitchhiker’s Trilogy (other than to know where your towel is), is to read one book at a time. When I was in high school, I had the good fortune to be gifted what I call my “Hitchhiker’s Bible,” a large book with paper-thin pages that contains all the first five books in one convenient edition. It seemed like a dream come true… the first time I read it. Now, after the third time, I have to admit that not all the books are masterpieces. In fact, I am not at all fond […]

Posted December 7, 2011 in Reviews // 0 Comments //