Category Archives: Contemporary

Review: ‘Sam Cruz’s Infallible Guide to Getting Girls’ by Tellulah Darling

Sam has a system. He has a set of rules so he doesn’t have to do the relationship part of relationships with girls. For him, it works really well. When his best friend since babyhood, Ally, gets dumped by her self-absorbed, protest-attending vegan... Read More | Share it now!

Whut I Red on My Sumer Vacashun: The Storyteller by Antonia Michaelis

 I have no idea where I read about this book, but, most likely, it was on Goodreads. This story, originally written in German, is a compelling, heart-wrenching read. The tale concerns Anna, a high schooler who is about to graduate. She is an only... Read More | Share it now!

Quick and Dirty Reviews for January 2012

(Well, it’s about time, right?) Number of Books Read: 11   FIVE STARS Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Volume 1 by Stephenie Meyer/Young Kim Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance Ages: 14 and up Published January 24, 2012 by Yen Press You’d... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Midnight in Austenland’ by Shannon Hale

Charlotte Kinder, according to her acquaintances, is nice. Compliant. Not a stand-out. It is quite unexpected that not only does her husband, James, want to divorce her, but he has been having an affair. Her children are at that age where they don’t... Read More | Share it now!

Quick and Dirty Reviews for March 2012: Books Rating 4/5 Stars

Here are the three books I read in March that rate 4 Stars. There were none rating 5 Stars. The Host by Stephenie Meyer (SciFi/Fantasy): Stephenie Meyer was supersmart to write a new book of a different genre during the time she was penning the... Read More | Share it now!

Quick and Dirty Reviews for March 2012: Books Rating 3/5 Stars

Nine of the 14 books I read this month received 3 Stars. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (Fiction): I almost gave this book a 2. If it weren’t for the wonderful writing and the unique story, I would have. It is a favorite of one of my friends whose... Read More | Share it now!

Quick and Dirty Reviews for March 2012: Books Rating 2/5 Stars

14 books were consumed in March. The lowest rating given this month was 2 Stars for Riding Lessons by Sara Gruen and The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz. I had very high hopes for Ms. Gruen’s books, as Water for Elephants is a great novel, one of those... Read More | Share it now!