Monday, November 15, 2010

The Fireman's Wife (Jack Riggs)

Felt very cliche. Didn't sympathize or connect with the main character at all. Did like the descriptions of the scenery and really liked the actual fireman.


Monday, November 1, 2010

Best Friends Forever (Jennifer Weiner)

Well, it may be just a contrast with the last book I read, but this was definitely a massive improvement. I really enjoyed this book, as I do most of Weiner's books but you've got to embrace it for what it is - fiction that is just heavier than simple chic lit. SHe features strong women characters who act in ways that some people probably wish they could - they often end up taking big chances.

In this book we follow a woman who has found it within herself to slim down and finds her life not much changed. This is refreshing to me personally because everyone knows that as soon as the weight comes off we are supposed to find true love. She does have a brief fling and lose her virginity, which is a bit annoying, but not terribly.

Her memories of her mom really hit home in that they are NOT what I want to be to my kids. Better get to work on that.

Overall: B