Hey there Sports Fans!
So I realize that I’ve been M.I.A. constantly. It’s just who I am now.
I’m so far behind that most of these are from LAST SUMMER. What. On. Earth. So I’m going to just dump a handful of short reviews on you.
The Bookstore—Deborah Meyler
This book didn’t get a fair shake. I read it after Simon Vs. The Homosapiens Agenda and could NOT get into it after SUCH a good book.
Maybe if I read it after a lacklustre book I would’ve liked it more?
It’s about a young woman working in a bookstore who gets dumped just as she was about to tell her boyfriend that she is pregnant.
It was an okay book.
Dumb Witness—Agatha Christie
‘Dumb Witness’ is about an old spinster who falls down the stairs and nearly croaks after she appears to slip on her dogs ball.
Talk about my future, am I right?
She is trying to solve who is trying to off her for her money.
As always with Agatha Christie, a good whodunit!
Sometimes when I read her books I’m like OOOOKKKAAAAY I GET IT. JUST TELL ME WHO DID IT.
But this one held my attention and I liked the ending.
The Bluest Eyes—Toni Morrison
I hadn’t read a Toni Morrison book before this. I was told to read “Beloved’ because it was AMAZING.
And somehow I got it into my brain that it was a sequel to another book that I didn’t have and didn’t read it and ended up reading The Bluest Eyes.
Which I’m glad I did!
I love her style of writing, I loved the character of Pecola, and I just wanted everything to be okay for her in the end.
It makes me sad to read about people wishing away their features or wishing they had other features to make them more beautiful.
I want to protect all the kids in the world from the world and what it thinks beauty is.
When I reality, we are ALL beautiful in our own individual ways.
And I think Toni Morrison did SUCH a beautiful job with this narrative and I really enjoyed reading about lives like her characters who are so different from what I grew up with and what I even sometimes know today.
It’s a book that’s good for learning things about the world and what’s what.
The Screwtape Letters—C.S. Lewis
My entire life I thought of C.S. Lewis as the guy who wrote Narnia and kids books and that was that.
I’m really glad I got to know more of his bibliography as an adult because, here’s something I bet you didn’t see coming:
He didn’t just write kids books.
The Screwtape Letters is about two devils writing each other letters.
It was interesting and cool to read letters where things clearly happened OUTSIDE of the letters that were barely mentioned.
It was like reading real letters between two people and I liked that.
It made me really think about the devil on my shoulder.
And how little by little the devil can take us down, starting with something so small.
Never Have Your Dog Stuffed—Alan Alda
I was going to give this book away before reading it.
Eventually I did, to my dad, but I read it first.
This book surprised me. I found it kind of boring at first, but as his story went on I got more invested in him.
Not just as an actor, but as a human being. It was really cool to see where he came from, how his relationships with parents were, and it was so full of sage advice.
I ended up really appreciating him.
I’m glad I didn’t shelve this book any longer or put it in the “Never gonna finish reading that” pile where I was determined it would end up in the beginning.
Sliding Into Home—Kendra Wilkinson
Where to start with this book?
It was…exactly what you thought it was going to be.
Bubbly, pink, and just okay.
Kendra was a Playboy bunny who was recruited very young and spills the beans on things like feuds in the Playmate House, and talks about her sex life with Hugh Hefner.
Which to me (and her actually) sounds pretty gross because it was like a revolving door.
She was sweet, honest, and had only really nice to things to say about Hugh.
I don’t suggest this book to be honest because it was a fluff book that in the long term of life: doesn’t matter.
Brutal, but really, what was I expecting?