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Monday, March 25, 2019

Quick Reviews...

This is the story of a group of high schoolers who plan a prank that goes horribly wrong. 20 years later they return home to attend the funeral of someone in their group.  Over the years, the prank has haunted them so much so that they are eeking out lives instead of living them.  And now, back together, they all must confront the truth of what actually happened in those woods all those years ago.                                                                                                                                                                                          A fun story to get caught up in. The suspense is limited since you pretty much know what's going to happen from the start, but its still an enjoyable read.  The writing is solid, the drama is Over The Top (which I love), and the characters are so unlikable (which I loved). In the end, it was a good read - something for a rainy day.

Jules has lost her job, boyfriend and apartment. She is sleeping on her bff's couch.  She is not happy.  Especially, since she keeps applying for jobs and not getting hired. Until, she stumbles upon an ad in the paper for a different sort of job - an apartment sitter. Jules goes on the interview convinced it can't be real - a job apartment sitting at the infamous luxury apartment building, The Bartholomew. A job that will pay twelve thousand dollars for three months of work!! Say what?! Talk about perfect timing. Jules is beyond thrilled - she will be living in the building of her dreams (the one she read about growing up) and she will be earning a huge chunk of cash at the same time - what more could she ask for? There are some weird rules that come with the job, but she doesn't mind - its the Bartholomew!! Plus, she really needs the money. So, she moves in.  And that is when the story picks up the pace - turns out the Bartholomew has a dark and creepy past/reputation.  Yep, people have died there - and I don't just mean one or two.  Turns out The Bartholomew is still living up to its reputation and Jules might have just made a HUGE mistake moving in. That is all I write about this story, because it is so much fun to read. You just have to check it out for yourself. It is a bit ridiculous, but there is just something about it that makes you keep reading. I found that I really enjoyed the story. Definitely check it out!



Loved this one! Found myself relating to so many things and definitely thinking about so many others. Such a great mix of personal stories and feminist ideologies. I absolutely appreciated the way this book highlights the fact that white feminists need to open their minds/ears to what women of color need/want with regards to feminism - being included/heard and so much more. She also writes about the #MeToo movement and her Time's Up organization.  Tamblyn also includes a story that sheds light on the lack of focus on women's healthcare - something that I never really thought about until now. And it is so crazy obvious how imbalanced it is, that I can't believe I never noticed before.  Talk about food for thought - this book is chock full of important hot topics.  Plus, Tamblyn's writing is terrific - its smart, honest, and direct.  She has found her voice and she is using it. I really loved this reading this book and enjoyed the time I spent with it. I would happily recommend it to everyone.




And there you have it, a few of my most recent reads. Now, I'm trying to figure out what to read next. I'm thinking this:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40714358-the-moth-presents-occasional-magic?ac=1&from_search=true

What do you think? What book are you reading next? Hope its a great one! Happy reading!!
                                                                                                                   

6 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I have Era of Ignition on audio and am looking forward to it. Lock Every Door sounds good too.

A Bookish Way of Life said...

Kathy, you will LOVE Era of Ignition and Lock Every Door was just a fun one. Definitely hope you enjoy both :)

Lark said...

I so can't wait to read the Sager. And the Scottoline sounds like fun, too. Yay. More books to add to my list. ;D

A Bookish Way of Life said...

Lark, you are going to enjoy those two - they are such fun :) Mystery and suspense is always fun - keeps you reading late into the night.

Ti said...

The premise of a prank gone wrong is a good one and immediately caught my attention. Not a fan of that cover though.

A Bookish Way of Life said...

Ti, I know what you mean about the cover. But, yes, a prank gone wrong always makes for a good story idea :)