March 16, 2016

Short & Sweet: The Silver Linings Playbook, The Undomestic Goddess, and Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (Adult)

These are just my Goodreads reactions, since I don't know if/when I will actually get around to writing an actual review of them. But you get a general idea of what I thought of them :)

The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

Probably 2~2.5 stars. This book was approximately 80% football (watching live, watching on TV, talking about...) and 20% actually interesting stuff. Definitely a case of 'the movie was better', at least for me.

Below is literally every Goodreads status update I posted while reading this book. As you can see, there was a pattern:

I don't think anything more needs to be said.

The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella

A light, enjoyable read that gave me a few chuckles. Samantha's exploits in the kitchen (and other housekeeper domains) are highly entertaining, as is watching while she tries to bluff her way through things. Plus, I totally related to her ineptitude at all things domestic! This book kind of reminded me of a cross between the 1980s movies Maid to Order and Baby Boom :)

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Probably around 3.5 stars. I quite enjoyed the first half of it, but found the second half dragged somewhat and wasn't keeping my interest as well. I did really like Clay's voice, and there were some very funny lines in here too.

March 15, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Spring TBR (+ A Poll!)

The Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week's topic is books on our spring TBR list.

So guess what? I am on spring break right now, which means I will actually have some time for reading! Hopefully I'll get to some of the books on this list — in fact, I've created a poll at the end for you guys to vote for your top book from this list that you recommend I read...because there are a lot of books and sadly I'm not going to get to all of them over the break.

1.) Deathsworn by Leah Cypess

2.) Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

3.) Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

4.) The Distant Hours by Kate Morton

5.) All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

6.) Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers (I read & enjoyed the first in the series)

7.) Outpost by Ann Aguirre (ditto)

8.) A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty

9.) Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama

10.) The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

 These are literally waiting on my shelves to be picked up...which should I crack open first? Vote! (Try to just pick ONE, but if you really can't decide, you can pick your top two :P)

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