I had hoped for the same excitement that I found in Julie and Julia. I like the way Julie Powell it was a good book. But (as she predicted) I was disappointed when reading about her relationship. She even tells you that she wrote as she thought / remembered so it may be choppy and it was. But I loved learning more about butchering and her world travels. And when she writes another book I will read that one too.
i like this book pretty goos as a light read. Good humor and color on octogenarians in Florida. Has a nice noir feel, but does not take itself too seriously. Will definitely suggest spouse try to see if she likes. It's no Spenser novel, but if you're not expecting it tobe ...
Jenny reminds me of my best friend from college. I loved this book. She makes you realize that memories you thought you wanted to forget are what make you who you are.I had never heard of Jenny before opening this book. I took a chance on the mouse on the cover and was rewarded. This book won't be for everyone and that's okay. There is a comforting truth and honesty (and lots of swearing) in this book and for those that it is for - you will love it. You will laugh out loud. You will make a connection with Jenny in your own way. She is witty and very smart in her writing and her life. I can't wait to read more.My true fact: I swear there was a scene in the Goonies with an Octopus, but no one ever believes me.
I had put off reading this book b/c of the movie and the hype. I feared that the hype was because of the movie. I hadn't done my research. This book was fantastic. She pulls you in with the characters and lets you get to know each of them. It's heartwarming and heartbreaking.
Thank you for my free book!I really enjoyed following along on this inspiring journey. This isn't just a personal journey - it's history and religion. An enlightening tale of history. To travel along with this family was a gift.My only criticism is that it switched a little too much between first person and third person. Making the switch between their names and the Tibetan familiar was confusing at times.
This was a fun quick read.The characters are odd but loveable! I loved meeting all of them.This is my first encounter with Elvis and the Valentines.Since this was my first book it took me a little while to really understand the characters and their story. When I began to read I almost felt like I was jumping into the middle of a book and not the beginning. But that happens when you start a series out of order. I will go back and read them from the beginning.
I never really knew Andy Cohen.... until now.I had seen the RHNJ reunion, and when I taped the early AM showing of Top Chef sometimes it would catch the last few moments of WWHL. That's all I had known of Andy Cohen. I knew I'd like him, just didn't take the time to watch more. That's why I wanted to read this book, and I'm so glad I did.Getting to know this man, who he is, where he came from, and what drives him was great. I felt like if I was in school with him, that we'd be friends. His interests from soaps to news and just tv in general and walking his journey with him made me feel like he was real. That may sound silly but I usually like to keep some tv personalities in their tv bubble.He really told his story well and kept me engaged throughout the whole book. I admire his drive to fulfill his dreams. I admire his strength in coming out.If you like tv and more specifically reality tv. Take the time to get to know Andy - you'll be glad you did.
I love Stephanie Plum. The Between the Numbers feel like short stories to me, not books. This one was in large print and I read it in 1 day, it felt too short.But this one is Valentine's Day with Diesel and it's pretty cute.
This was a nice quick read but it was too short for me.I would have liked more about the family, more about the town, more about what's next.We are Scottish and compete in the games so we hoped for more detail about the games themselves.Overall a fun and nice story.