Eurydice (eurydice72) wrote,

Books update

46. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel: Another graphic novel memoir, this one about a woman and the relationship she had with her dead father. I bumped this one up after hearing how some Duke students refused to read it for their summer reading. It was brilliant. I actually teared up at one point, and there were more than a few quotes I made a note of. - A
47. Omnitopia Dawn by Diane Duane: A multi-player online roleplaying game is about to rollout a major upgrade, but hackers and enemies are plotting to ruin it. So much promise, so little satisfaction. I love geek stories, but this was corporate espionage wearing a geek mask. It spent too much time on details that were completely unimportant and took over half the story to get something interesting. I should've given up early, but I kept wanting to believe in the best. I was wrong. - D
48. Confessions of a Prairie Bitch by Alison Arngrim: I grew up on Little House on the Prairie. The books, the TV show, incorporating both into our imaginary games. How could I not read Nellie Oleson's autobiography? As it turns out, Alison Arngrim is someone I wish I could be friends with. She was funny and real and I adored every second of what I read. - A
49. Barefoot in the Grass by Judith Arnold: Category romance re-released by the author after she got her rights back. The story of a breast cancer survivor from NYC who moves to a small New Hampshire town to start over after her mastectomy. There, she meets the sexy local construction company owner. It's typical Harlequin fare, so not really challenging. I liked it well enough, but the constant rehashing of the reasons they couldn't be together got REALLY boring after a while. - C
Tags: books - 2015

  • Tea with the Dames

    If you have any interest in theater, British actresses, or simply want to be entertained by four very wry, more than naughty, intelligent older…

  • Snowflake Challenge 2016 - Day #13

    Day 13 In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create. I didn't get around to posting my Yuletide recs…

  • Mockingjay, part 2

    Last night, Alicia and I went with friends to the Mockingjay double feature. Because when it comes to Hunger Games, I don't like to wait. The early…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 1 comment