The Dollhouse–The Kardashians

Judge me if you will but I have a sick curiosity about books written not just by celebrities but collaborations. How do three people write a novel?

A better question would be: How much did these three women really contribute to this book? I’m betting there was a great deal of work done by a fourth woman on this.

Although I could totally see Khloe writing a book on her own. And Kourtney seems pretty put together business-wise and like she would just randomly be like ‘I’m going to write a book’. I guess the only one I don’t really believe did this is Kim. And that’s not because I think she’s dumb or anything like that, I actually think she’s quite clever and has a good head for business. (Yes, I am a Kardashian supporter, even if I’ve stopped watching the show.) I just don’t think she’s interested in writing.

That being said, I was, as always with books like this, surprised that I enjoyed even a quarter of it.

The book is based on the three girls lives, but they have made up characters for them. Naturally all with K names. But they are all working for their mother in a family owned restaurant, one who gets fame sooner than the others, one that gets pregnant out of nowhere, and the third who happens to like to make out with her step brother.

It was surreal. It was odd. But it wasn’t terrible.

Given that the writing likely belonged to someone else it was fairly good in that it had a lot of drama and frivolity without being completely over the top and idiotic.

And while I don’t see a sequel ever coming, it wasn’t the worst book I’ve ever read. It actually made me laugh. Like, a real laugh. Not a sarcastic one.

Good summer read for sure.

Konstant vigilance. (See what I did there?)

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Miles to Go–Miley Cyrus

This needs some explanation as to why on Earth I would read something like this.

For the past two years I’ve been participating in a book challenge called ’26 Books With Bringing Up Burns’. It’s helping me get through my shelves, read books I wouldn’t think to read, and overall expanding my genre selection.

Now. You’re probably thinking “Why the hell did you have this book in the first place’ ????

Four words: Thrift store. One dollar.

Also, sick curiosity.

What was Miley like before she became this new version of Miley. Well, there’s a reason no one should let 15-16 year olds write their biographies. Not that nothing interesting happened to Miley, sure, she was a goody two shoes once upon a time, and it was nice to hear just how much she loves her family and read a little on her Hannah Montana lifestyle.

But it was obviously very juvenile and not a completely honest book. (How could it be when she was still immersed in all that and not allowed to do much besides that? Don’t bite the hand that feeds, right?)

So where did this book land on my reading list? ‘#22 A Book With Pictures” There were plenty of these to go around, and she made lists of tons of things no one cares about but the person writing the list, and she even added in how heartbroken she was when her ‘Prince Charming’ broke up with her. And refused to call him anything but that.

Girl, we know you were talking about Nick Jonas.

Overall, only terrible because it was muffled writing from a 15 year old brain. And I would absolutely read a book that was written by her again because I’m sure that a tell-all from 20-odd year old Miley would be way more interesting now.

Constant vigilance sets you up for some weird stuff.

 

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