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.
Somewhere in my birthday mid-week weekend, I managed to finish this book at last. And, thankfully, the NYT Bestseller List has a new #1 with the terrifyingly-titled "Homefront" by Kristin Hannah. I took a couple of days off after finishing the book to decide if I had a big review in me, and I just … Continue reading Well, It’s Over
Oof. I really want this book to redeem itself, but as ever I am drowning in cuteness and disaster porn. Oskar Schell is becoming, if possible, even more insufferable as he navigates his way through this story. At the moment (I'm about 50% of the way through the book), Oskar has decided to track down … Continue reading Being Wes Anderson-y is Not a Virtue (Days 3 and 4)
Okay, that's a little harsh, but the title does open itself up to that kind of critical wordplay. In any event, I decided to do a day-by-day of my progress with the book, to be followed by a final review. I will almost certainly not keep this up. Day One: I've read about 25-30 pages … Continue reading Extremely Dull and Incredibly Boring — Days One and Two
I have a feeling I'm going to wind up abandoning this ambitious goal, but I want to make a project of reading every #1 book on the New York Time's Best Seller List (Combined Print & E-Book Fiction) for the next little bit. For two reasons, mainly: 1) Because as an English major, and especially … Continue reading Tackling The New York Time’s Best Sellers List