Just in case there was any doubt in your mind, allow me to assure you that 50 Shades of Grey is very, very bad. The fact that its origins can be mentioned in the same breath as "Twilight fanfiction" doesn't leave much room for confusion on this point, but all the same I feel this … Continue reading Meet Christian Grey: He’s Hot, Mean, Handsome, Rich, Good-Looking and Hot.
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
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