I read, I eat, I work, and then I read a lot more. Who needs sleep.
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Impatiently waiting to watch Penny Dreadful.
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This is obviously not a book, but I had to leave a short review of this supposedly good-for-me-but-tastes-like-nothing-I-will-ever-drink-again drink.
My dear sister brought me four bottles of Kombucha Multi-Green drink a few days ago while I was sick, and could not eat anything solid without throwing it up. God help me, but kombucha is absolutely gross. It tastes like sparkling pickle juice. *swallowing to stop myself from gagging* No. Just no.
On a related note, I'm still sick, but I have a little bit more energy today, and I managed to choke down 3 multi-grain crackers. Yay!
All of these books took the enjoyment out of reading for me during the last 2 weeks.
*Note: I have to say that I felt nothing but disgust for the characters, and ultimately, the author of Night Owl. There is an uneducated and demeaning type of BDSM relationship between the two main characters that made me cringe in horror and disgust. I will never read anything by this author again.
Mythbusters Zombie Special is going to be so much fun to watch! Premieres on Thursday, October 17 at 10pm ET/PT on the Discovery Channel.
I'm really saddened by this, but I guess it will just have to stay down until I figure out what happened and why.
Sorry for any inconvenience. I'm bummed, since it was my best-selling book, and I'm not exactly swimming in the dough. :/
ARGH!! This "hero" is... is... such a hateful douchebag.
I'm feeling too much, and none of it is positive. The MC needs to get the hell out of that town asap.
This was a ridiculous yet entertaining parody of Fifty Shades of Grey. The title, the cover, and the author's nom de plume are all allusive indicators of the type of humor found in this book. My only problem is with this type of humor, the length of it (even though it's not long) made it a struggle to finish, even though I wanted to read on to see what else Fanny Merkin would pull out of his ass hat with these characters. The two MCs, Ana Steal and Earl Grey, are so absurd and weird, it's a little disturbing but funny as well. I won't lie. When I did laugh, I giggled a lot. There are some scenes that will stay with me forever.
I did want to post some spoilerish quotes and excerpts describing the type of snarky humor you'll find in this book.
For the last few days, I've been having a difficult time trying to clarify my thoughts on this book. It's not perfect. It's not the usual type of N/A story that revs it engine even while at neutral, rather it is slooow paced as you're drawn into the broken and hopeless mind of the main character while she's drowning in depression, addiction, and loss of self. However, because you're in her mind, there is a repetitiveness to her despair. I mean, how many times do I have to hear her say how messed up she is, and how much pain she's in? I get it though. That's what happens when you're in such a dark and destructive state and think so lowly of yourself. So I understand how deliberate the author was to portray the main character's downward spiral into self destruction.
I really did enjoy this story though. The writing... oh, the writing. Thank you, reading gods, for giving me some hope at finding new authors to be excited for! There wasn't the usual telling not showing. Hallefreakinlujah! The author can actually write well. *sob* The story, plot, and characters weren't even original (actually, it was pretty predictable), but in this author's mind, her characters had substance, they had depth, they were interesting, and I felt those things. And thanks to the author for not writing about a tempermental, tattooed, violent, motorcycle riding caveman. Daniel is the exact opposite of the popular N/A "hero" but not in a contrived way. He's steadfast, but not boring.
This book was an amazon 1-click freebie that I finished in just under two hours, and before I could even think of what I would write in a review, I had already recommended it to more than a handful of friends. If this author further develops her story telling abilities to at least equal her writing style, then she'll probably end up an auto-buy author for me.
The same problems I had with the first two books (e.g. exclamation points a plenty and telling not showing) were repeated again in this 3rd book. The way this author writes is just not to my liking, so after giving her 3 chances, I'm done with this author. I felt a lot while reading this, but I don't believe any of these feelings were the author's intention... or maybe it was. Maybe she's laughing at the ridonkulousness of her own books and "success" as she gleefully jumps into a plastic kiddie pool full of dollar bills.
My feels from start to finish.