http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0u6QfxcY-4 Wrapping up the past 8 months of reading by sharing my 7 favorite books -- including a play, 2 audio books, 1 Australian author, and a small rant about women in sports. Books mentioned: Shrill - Lindy West Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare Eat Sweat Play - Anna Kessel Why God is … Continue reading 8 month catch-up with 7 book recommendations
Previous Post. I want to make these preambles a bit shorter, so let me cut to the chase and say that if you weren't already convinced that EL James is the kind of materialistic Baby Boomer that rational people hate with the fire of a thousand suns -- ie. someone who thinks that "the poor" are … Continue reading Expensive Books and the Stench of Poverty: Chapter 4 of EL James’s “Grey”
First, I'm sorry for the very long hiatus. Luckily while not writing I was doing a metric shit-ton of reading, so I have plenty of source material for the next little bit to occupy my time. But before diving right in to some reviews, I want to get a rant out of the way. While doing … Continue reading Why Do Books About Book Lovers Always Suck?
I picked up Jeffrey Eugenides' The Marriage Plot about three months ago and only finished it this past week. I've gotten to a point where I don't expect every good book to grab me, but I do expect not to be outright bored. My real frustration with The Marriage Plot wasn't the fact that it … Continue reading The Marriage Plot: An Example of How Not to Write Women
The spectacular and talented Kate Beaton is responsible for the cartoon above, to which she added the following description on her Tumblr account: I love reading bad reviews of classic books on Amazon and Goodreads. That was all I needed to hurtle myself down this rabbit hole of ridiculousness, so today I bring you three … Continue reading Dispatches from the Poop Shelf: Moronic Reviews of Timeless Classics