Friday, January 25, 2008

Bright Lights, Big Ass (Jen Lancaster)

I really liked Bitter is the New Black. Jen Lancaster is just flat out hysterical and laugh out loud funny, which is something I really do when reading.

But I didn't like this book as much. Don't get me wrong - there were still unbelievably funny, LOL moments, but in this book it seemed like more of them were cringe worthy - mean spirited and snarky for the sake of being snarky.

I can only guess that this is because there can only be so much funniness in one life and now she's doing stuff so she can write about it later - not that that's what she's doing, but that's what this book felt like.

There was also more of her politics in this one, which is fine, but personally offputting for me.

But I guess the damned funny parts were worth it.

First TBR book - The Abstinence Teacher (Tom Perrotta)

So... I am going to go against the grain and officially not like this book.

I didn't hate it but I didn't love it either. Or, well, even like it.

I found the main character annoying in that she never really stood up and said "NO!" she wouldn't teach the silly abstinence only curriculum. I also was REALLY annoyed that crazy abstinence cheerleader lady got her job in the end and STILL NOTHING HAPPENED.

I was really happy the rockstar-reformed-addict-soccer coach person left the crazy church. The Promise Keepers rally cracked me up. And I liked that Carrie finally stood up for herself.

Anyway, not much more to add. It's done now.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Fancy Pants (Susan Elizabeth Phillips)

So I really don't know why I persisted in reading this book. I have a compulsion to finish books that I start, especially if I realize they suck after reading more than the first few chapters. There's just nothing I really liked about the book - the plot rambled, a lot, the characters were unlikable... heck I didn't even like the kid characters and how do you dislike kid characters?

I guess that's enough said.