What a shame that these woman didn't have a better author to tell their tales because their stories are most likely much more harrowing and gripping t...moreWhat a shame that these woman didn't have a better author to tell their tales because their stories are most likely much more harrowing and gripping than the dry, emotionless way they were presented. (less)
I really do not mind the back and forth between Morelli and Ranger. It is what it is. I don't mind there not being conclusions. What is getting old is...moreI really do not mind the back and forth between Morelli and Ranger. It is what it is. I don't mind there not being conclusions. What is getting old is the complete lack of advancement of the series. Every book is the same without anything major happening. I don't mean death but something! Stephanie buys a house. Stephanie accidentally gets knocked up. Lula finds a new job. Something! (less)
I've been watching The Bachelor off and on since a boyfriend (yes, a boyfriend) introduced me to the series a long time ago. I don't really get too in...moreI've been watching The Bachelor off and on since a boyfriend (yes, a boyfriend) introduced me to the series a long time ago. I don't really get too invested but it's fun to watch and snark on with friends. I fall on and off of the wagon and missed most of Ashley and all of Ben's season. I just couldn't with the hair. Anyway, I wasn't really interested in reading this book because I hadn't watched the season and only know of Courtney as the legendary "bad girl" in the series. After seeing SO MANY raves about the book I decided to give it a whirl and read it and I could.not.put.it.down. I may have to poke around on You Tube to see if I can find old footage now but this book was a fun, quick read that had me cracking up through the whole thing. Maybe my enjoyment was because I DIDN'T see the show? Who knows either way it was a fun read and I really enjoyed it a LOT more than I was expecting to! (less)
This was probably the quickest of the recent releases for me to get through and I think much of it was how much more enjoyable this novel was over the...moreThis was probably the quickest of the recent releases for me to get through and I think much of it was how much more enjoyable this novel was over the past couple. Not that they weren't good but this one reminds me of the earlier novels and while there is sadness and drama there's a lot of lightheartedness too that hasn't been as present lately. I also think there was less chaos with the storytelling style and the different POVs if that makes sense. The ending was great and frustrating at the same point however I am glad there is at least one more novel to come although I wonder because hasn't it been said a few times that there is only one more??? Regardless - I feel like this novel brought us back a bit from the way the story seemed to be careening off the trails a bit and I'm looking forward to the next and possibly final chapter in Jamie and Claire's story. (less)
My Mom is what drug me into watching 90210. I believe the lead-in was The Simpsons and my Mom stayed tuned in (probably because she loved her Aaron Sp...moreMy Mom is what drug me into watching 90210. I believe the lead-in was The Simpsons and my Mom stayed tuned in (probably because she loved her Aaron Spelling shows) and I watched because there was nothing else better to do. I ended up loving it as well and would go to school talking about The Class of Beverly Hills and people would look at me crazy. Eventually that turned into 90210 and I felt smug about discovering it before everyone else did the following summer. I saw every episode live but two - mind you this is before DVR so if I missed the show it wasn't easy to catch up and my VCR had a mind of its own. Anyway, you could say I was a fan of the show LOL. Never the stark-raving kind but I did LOVE the show so of course I had to pick up Jason's memoir.
The memoir reads like Jason wrote it so I don't think it was ghost written but I could be wrong. I just discovered Baby-Sitters Club was and am still reeling LOL! Anyway, the tone of the book is casual which in a way is good but in a way it falls just a bit short. I was hoping for a memoir similar to those from Little House on the Prairie which had fun stories from behind the scenes but Jason's book was mostly an overview of his life with very little depth. He'll tell about something but not in too great of detail. So if you're hoping for a ton of dirt on 90210, keep hoping for Shannen to write one.
Outside of the 90210 stuff it's mostly just a longer wikipedia of Jason's life growing up, the famous people he's rubbed elbows with and how many of his friends have shot to stardom while he's yet to really get any street cred outside of 90210. It doesn't read like he's jealous but it's interesting that he keeps pointing out all of these people he knew "before" and yet he's still in the same place while they've continued on to make a name for themselves (Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, Johnny Depp and Barenaked Ladies all appear and more). It's interesting to hear about but sometimes you can tell he's just scratched the surface of the true story.
It's a fun, quick read for those that are were a fan of 90210 but don't hope for TOO much nitty-gritty. (less)