This is more housekeeping than anything else, but lately I've felt self-conscious that this blog is turning more into a celebration of what I've been randomly watching on TV than what I've been randomly reading. So in order to reign things in back to the literary side of things, I'm bringing back the torturous but fun … Continue reading The Return of the New York Times Project
I'm still slogging my way through Kill Shot, but as it's sadly neither as pretentious as Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, nor as cliched and hackneyed as Home Front, I'm a little too light on the hilarious quotes to do a mid-book update. With that said, I do have a hilarious mid-book update regarding the … Continue reading Getting Your Money’s Worth: The Conundrum of the E-Book.
J. Peterman Presents: The best in clothing, nature and hair. "Betsy walked into the room, wearing white knee-length leggings, a long pink sweater cinched tight at the waist by a wide silver belt, and Ugg boots. Her long blonde hair hung in frizzy ringlets to the middle of her back. She looked like she was … Continue reading Even More Hilarious Quotes from Home Front
Kristin Hannah's Home Front serves as fantasy fulfillment for both mothers frustrated with their workaholic husbands and red state flag-wavers who hated the "Liberal" stance on the Iraq War circa 2005, all wrapped in an easy-to-read bundle. The quick and dirty synopsis is that Jolene is a Black Hawk pilot for the Army Reserves (or … Continue reading Home Front: The Perfect Book for Moms Who Don’t Read, but Love America
To be fair, I knew what I was getting in to with Kristin Hannah's Home Front. You don't publish a book with a dreamy pastel cover of a beach and blurry background people unless it's the kind of book where clothing, hair, facial feature, landscape and home decor descriptions sound like they were written for … Continue reading Yes, You Can Judge Kristin Hannah’s Home Front By Its Cover
I don't have a good feeling about this, but here we go again. Kristin Hannah's new book "dropped" last week, as the kids say, and it's already soared to #1 on the bestseller list. Impressive, considering I've never heard of her (and I am really, really important) and apparently she's been the author of many … Continue reading Dreamy Covers, Blurry People: Kristin Hannah’s Home Front