Summary: Jack and Grace are the perfect couple, or so it seems. But their secret haunts Grace, particularly with the impending arrive of her sister, MSummary: Jack and Grace are the perfect couple, or so it seems. But their secret haunts Grace, particularly with the impending arrive of her sister, Millie.
Why I Read This: I read really good reviews of this book, and sometimes everybody needs some fast-paced fluff in their lives.
Review: I thought it was fine, which is how I normally feel about thrillers. I did like the added element in the last chapter. The subject matter is disturbing, but redemptive? I guess? I'm not sure. I will probably recommend it to people who like these kinds of books, but wouldn't recommend it generally. ...more
Summary: The "tell-all" memoir of Holly Madison, former Hugh Heffner girlfriend and reality show star.
Why I Read This: I actually really used to likeSummary: The "tell-all" memoir of Holly Madison, former Hugh Heffner girlfriend and reality show star.
Why I Read This: I actually really used to like "The Girls Next Door", the reality show about Holly, Bridget, and Kendra: Hugh Hefner's girlfriends. I always thought that they're lives were really this fun all of the time.
Note: This book is not too graphic, which is part of the reason that I felt comfortable reading it. The most graphic part is in the beginning, quick, and would go over the heads of most 9-year-olds. But, there is a lot of nudity in the book.
Review: I gave this book 4-stars mostly because of all of the terrible review that I read. They found the author to be whiny and self-centered. Admittedly, towards the end, I got a sense of her immaturity as far as adult relationship go (i.e. Twitter/texting battles), but overall I found her a fairly genuine narrator. Frankly, so many biographical narrators are far more immature I hardly even noticed it. The author views herself as a victim, and I think that in many ways she probably was. I definitely think that it is an honest view of how she sees herself. She talks a lot about finding who she is which I think is laudable.
Also, I was (mostly) totally wrong about life in the mansion based upon the show about them. But it is still fascinating to see how the girls were able to bond because of the reality tv-show....more
Summary: A play about the lives of Harry and his son, Albus; their relationship; and the wizarding world 19 years after the death of Voldemort.
Why I RSummary: A play about the lives of Harry and his son, Albus; their relationship; and the wizarding world 19 years after the death of Voldemort.
Why I Read This: I read all the other books in the series, so I wanted to read this one, too!
***Some light spoilers***
Review: I didn't think that this was as bad as many other people thought that it was. It was fine. I like the interpersonal development, though there wasn't enough to make it a character-based play. The plot was fine...except for one thing. For this one thing, I would give it 0 stars, but I took pity on the book because so many people hate it irrationally.
Jo, I want to give you 0 stars because you sold out your (more coherent) idea of time travel. In book 3, you worked so hard to show that if you want to have a coherent system of time-travel within one world or one version of reality, the past is fixed. It's not that you go back and change the past, it's that the current state of affairs is the way it is because of what you did. You gave that up, and for that logical contradiction, I want to give you 0 stars. What are you teaching the future philosophers of the world? It makes no sense that you can change the future from the past, because then you could create paradoxes like, "my father was killed before I existed, so I never existed." But if you didn't exist, Albus, then you couldn't have gone back in time to change the future so that you don't exist.
Philosophy of time travel, its an important thing, and you gave it up for this play, Jo. I'm so disappointed....more