I have the audiobook, but I'd recommend to get physical copy. It's the sort of book one needs to read five pages of, implement it in a week or two, anI have the audiobook, but I'd recommend to get physical copy. It's the sort of book one needs to read five pages of, implement it in a week or two, and then pick it up again. ...more
Overall, it is a good book for fans of the detective, and would be a great resource for younger readers of the series, studying. As a Sherlock HolmesOverall, it is a good book for fans of the detective, and would be a great resource for younger readers of the series, studying. As a Sherlock Holmes lover, I knew most of the facts in the book, however they were able to surprise me every now and then, and there were of course opinions brief parts that I disagreed with slightly, or references that I would have expounded further. It was nice to refresh the story in my mind as I went along and somewhat reminisce, having already read the entire series, but the plot summaries would be horrid for someone who has not read the story. Thankfully most of the spoilers are in the individual story sections, or at least for the same section of the Holmes timeline, but it would be something to be wary of if one has not already read each individual story and did not want to be spoiled. For instance, drawing comparisons in the way that three stories were solved when one has not read the third story would be mildly irritating. ...more
The intent of this book was good. Some things were interesting to hear from her point of view, but it got a bit preachy about odd things, and some ofThe intent of this book was good. Some things were interesting to hear from her point of view, but it got a bit preachy about odd things, and some of the advice seemed counter-intuitive. If I read the word veganaise or umeboshi one more time in the next month I might freak. ...more
Let me start of this slightly insulting series of statements with the fact that I am most definitely not part of this books ideal demographic. While ILet me start of this slightly insulting series of statements with the fact that I am most definitely not part of this books ideal demographic. While I am a twenty-something female possessing what could be politely described as an eclectic wardrobe, with an eye firmly fixed on observing how successful people around me perform and the other perusing endless internet interfaces, I have no spare care to give about fashion or being cool, and positively do not have a freak flag inside of me, no matter how alternative my lifestyle. Despite this, I wanted to give this book a chance. Don't judge a book by the cover, yada yada. #Girlboss is impressive in the fact that it simultaneously jumps through some years of her life with little explanation, yet is so repetitive with the various ways she determined the best pictures of items to on ebay or shoplifted various items that I probably deleted at least three from my memory, and there are still enough left to be annoying. Jumpiness and repetition aside, there was a brief second while reading it that I felt a glimmer of hope. It had a moment where I thought it was going to veer into being a decent tale of some of the more interesting autobiographical aspects of life that one does not immediately connect with a CEO of a giant company. After that moment it promptly spiraled into an odd chain of hackneyed advice that didn't always make sense in the order that they were provided. A few pieces of advice were original and unexpected, but for the most part it was a one way trip down cliché highway.
The rest of this is not at all review related, but I have no other method of getting it out, besides forcing a friend through the pain of reading this book to see if she or he takes away the same pointless details. Remarkably, to date this is the book that hold the record for times when an author unnecessarily addresses the reader in my literary experience. If each reader had a nickel for every time she wrote the phrase girlboss in this book, Nasty Gal would be bankrupt. On an unrelated note, having never heard of NastyGal prior to this book, I have since searched the website briefly. After glancing at a $28 tank top and $40 bikini bottoms, it is understandable why it was never on my radar. ...more