Monday, November 7, 2011

Trois Book Reviews.

Sorry things have been falling behind a little lately. We had a lot going on this week and weekend but I'm going to try to carve out some time every day to give a quality post. I apologize for the lack there of in the past week.

Past that dinner with the parents went great. My mom made some yummy lasagna and homemade rolls, with banana creme and chocolate creme pies for dessert. It was good food and great conversation. Quite a success, if I do say so myself.

Onward to the reviews, since I've been working and going to school from home I've had a lot more time to read and I have been taking advantage of it. In the past month I feel like I have been flying through books, some good, some not so good.


Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV.

She has seen both these dreams come true.

At last, Tina Fey's story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon -- from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence.

Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we've all suspected: you're no one until someone calls you bossy.

(Includes Special, Never-Before-Solicited Opinions on Breastfeeding, Princesses, Photoshop, the Electoral Process, and Italian Rum Cake!)

Very. VerY. VERY. Funny. If you're a fan of Tina Fey or smart women it is definitely worth a read. I had a hard time putting it down. I enjoy Tina Fey so much it was exciting to see how she got where she is and all the wonderful things she has done for women. I could not recommend this book anymore.


Summer is a magical time in New York City and Carrie is in love with all of it—the crazy characters in her neighborhood, the vintage-clothing boutiques, the wild parties, and the glamorous man who has swept her off her feet. Best of all, she's finally in a real writing class, taking her first steps toward fulfilling her dream.
This sequel to The Carrie Diaries brings surprising revelations as Carrie learns to navigate her way around the Big Apple, going from being a country "sparrow"—as Samantha Jones dubs her— to the person she always wanted to be. But as it becomes increasingly difficult to reconcile her past with her future, Carrie realizes that making it in New York is much more complicated than she ever imagined.
With her signature wit and sparkling humor, Candace Bushnell reveals the irresistible story of how Carrie met Samantha and Miranda, and what turned a small-town girl into one of New York City's most unforgettable icons, Carrie Bradshaw.

I adored this book. It was a great follow up to The Carrie Diaries, which I read a couple summers ago. Being a huge fan of SATC and Miss Carrie Bradshaw in particular, I have really enjoyed these prequels. This one especially as it introduces Miranda and Samantha (who we got a peek of at the end of TCD). It's a great tale of love and learning in the greatest city on Earth.


The undead can really screw up your senior year . . .

Marrying a vampire definitely doesn’t fit into Jessica Packwood’s senior year “get-a-life” plan. But then a bizarre (and incredibly hot) new exchange student named Lucius Vladescu shows up, claiming that Jessica is a Romanian vampire princess by birth—and he’s her long-lost fiancĂ©. Armed with newfound confidence and a copy of Growing Up Undead: A Teen Vampire’s Guide to Dating, Health, and Emotions, Jessica makes a dramatic transition from average American teenager to glam European vampire princess. But when a devious cheerleader sets her sights on Lucius, Jess finds herself fighting to win back her wayward prince, stop a global vampire war—and save Lucius’s soul from eternal destruction.

This book and I have had rounds. It was REALLY slow at first. Then the middle picked up and I was really intrigued by it. I was really rooting for Jessica. I wanted her to get with Lucius and make everything right, but by 3/4ths of the way through the book they had twisted too far. To be honest I have about 20 pages left that I can't even manage to read because I get bored. 

Don't worry all I haven't forgotten about the Hush, Hush series. I'm about a quarter of the way through Crescendo right now. I read about three books at a time so we'll see what I finish next. Book recommendations are ALWAYS welcome.

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