A book about kidnapping that involves a seven foot iguana?
Seriously, I had to know that it was going to get ugly.
Would I recommend this? It did get ugly, in the way that happens when crazy people who own giant iguanas kidnap people but, like I said, I probably should have been prepared for that. I think this was a good book, I just don’t think it was the right book for me.
Some times it’s good to have a book that will be just exactly what you are looking for. No big surprises, just comfort in reliability and happy endings. This book fit that perfectly when I needed it to.
Would I recommend it? It’s not high class literature, but if you are, say, sick in bed and can barely focus and just need to get your mind on something else, it’s just about perfect.
The best I can describe these books is that they were like packages of Double Stuff Oreo cookies hiding in my cupboard.
Now, for me, packages of Oreos in the cupboard don’t last long. I intend to make them last for days, intend being the key word here. But they are just so fun to eat, supremely tasty, with the added bonus of being a comfort food that you don’t have to actually cook and so addictive that even if I just eat two… and two… and two… all of a sudden I have no more Oreos.
Do I get anything out of the Oreos other than a great sugar high and happy munching? Nope.
Will I continue to eat Oreos? Of course.
Do I love Oreos and recommend them to my friends? Without a doubt.
Would I recommend these books? Only if you like Oreos.
No, seriously, they have nothing to do with Oreos. Other than that they are fun, addicting and, while I hate to say it – I fear I have to, nutritionally empty. But they are completely fat free, unless of course you eat them with Oreos – it’s your call!
For almost three years an amazing thing has been happening – I’ve been blogging.
And I love my blog, I really do.
I write, you read, it’s amazing.
Amazing and but for fifty years I could have been one of the women in the book:
Struggling to find time to hand write stories to bring to their friends to read and critique while surrounded by their collective children.
Typing copies up to be mailed in to magazines and editors just to get someone other than their best friends to read what they have to say.
And here I lay in my bed, no doubt killing my neck with my horrible posture, clicking away at my keyboard and then with the push of a button and the magic of the internet – there it is for anyone to read.
Would I recommend it? Yes. This book is, of course, about so much more than a group of writing women. And while there are many, books about a group of friends going through life together the voice of the main character really struck a cord with me this time.
I am curious to know if you’ve read it if you felt the same. Was it really a good read or did it just speak to me?
While I would cheerfully force Harry Potter into anyone’s hands who hasn’t read it yet, I was not as taken with this book.
Once I was hooked I couldn’t put it down and read far later into the night than I should have but it took a long time to get to that point.
Would I recommend it? Eh… Realistic people are impressive to read about, the depth of characters, their realistic quirks, it’s excellent writing. But does all that work make for likable characters? Not necessarily.
I’ve been re-reading them in between other books since Jane has been born and I’m on my 6th book of hers in a month.
I haven’t yet had the words “dinna fash” or “you’ll ken” come out of my mouth yet but it’s a good thing I’ve only got one book left or I’d be yelling “Jesus H. Roosevelt Christ” next time I burn dinner.
Would I recommend them? Having just stared blankly at the computer screen for a many minitues I have no tidy way to sum up the books nor why exactly I’d recommend them.
I think I’m in a Jamie and Claire induced stuper… and now I have to go read what happens next – even though I’ve read this one twice before.