I like the idea of this tag because I function from honesty always….but also because it reminds me of being on MySpace in the early 2000s #emo.
If you are familiar with my reviews, or the general things I write around here, it’s not going to come as a surprise to you that I can be very straightforward with my opinions and thoughts. And in the spirit of my honest principle (different from the pleasure principle) I’m going to be straight with you: This tag is lonnnggggg.
And it will only be interesting to you, if you a) want to know more about me to better stalk me via the internet, or b) think I’m funny and want to see what crazy shit comes out of my mouth.
I’ll try to keep my answers short and
bitter sweet so it doesn’t take you as long to read as it did for me to write it.
For the record: this tag was originally created by Debbie @ My Random Musings and I picked it up from Greyson over at Use Your Words.
Continue reading “Book Tag: 100 Truths!”
Hey Nerds! How’s the mildly inflammatory, click-bait post title hitting you?
Right in the nads, I hope.
But, seriously, how’s life? I’m honestly interested. I need to know. Tell me about yourselves. Tell me what’s going on. I’m always telling you about my life, like maybe to an overly personal degree, as if this isn’t a book blog at all.
So, let’s make this uncomfortableness a two-way street.
This week is crazy busy for me. There’s so much going on at home, from preparing for a 15th birthday party for the stepkid, to cleaning out the other stepkid’s room because he moved out and I want my goddamn office space; to trying to build and stain our Adirondack chairs because it was cheaper to DIY-it than to buy them ready-to-sit and I’m all about DIY where I can if it saves me money for more books.
PS. whoever decided that Willy Wonka Funko dolls are worth $50 can get bent. You’ve ruined a teen’s birthday wish!
Anyway, through it all, I’m super dedicated to getting some books read and putting some half-assed content up on this clearly amateur blog.
Today’s post is going to be a personal book blogging existential crisis experience. That sounds like a blasty-blast, right?
I’m going to be working through a thing, so just bear with me and feel free to let me know your opinions in the comments.
Continue reading “Opinion: This Is Not A Safe Space”
HarperOne | 2018
It doesn’t feel right “rating” an autobiography, especially one as intense and personal as this one, so consider my stars more of a decoration than a judgement.
Rose McGowan is an actress that had a significant presence in my formative years. (Favourite movie of all time: Scream. One of my favourite TV shows of all time: Charmed.) So, going into reading this, after the downfall of Harvey Weinstein, I felt a little bit of a connection to her. In some ways, I grew up with her. Perhaps that affects my opinion of this book, as opposed to someone that saw Death Proof once or remembers her from that time she walked the red carpet at the MTV VMAs essentially naked.
I know this is not the typical book review you might expect to find on a blog dedicated to mysteries and thrillers, but I believe this is an important one to read. For me personally, as a feminist and as a woman, but also just in general. All people should be reading this book.
Whether you agree with her opinions or not, there is so much in this novel that will make you think, make you reconsider an opinion or give you a new perspective you might not have considered.
Continue reading “Review: Brave by Rose McGowan”
I have a review I should be writing, but this seemed like more fun because for fuck’s sake I read another Patterson novel. I don’t know why I do that to myself!
I knowwwww so many people like him, but I think he’s truly shit and we are now arch nemeses. He doesn’t know it. And even if he does, he doesn’t care. He’s laughing at me while he rolls around in a room full of money like he’s Scrooge McDuck.
So, let’s do this first before I unleash my reader-anger into a review for that overproducing book machine. (These questions came from somewhere floating around on Goodreads.)
Continue reading “Book Tag: Twenty Questions!”
My Australian book buddy Greyson @ Use Your Words tagged me for this one. She said I was “lovely and hilarious,” and obviously flattery works really well on me! Thanks, G!
There are some rules…
- Thank the person who nominated you for the award (well, duh.)
- Display the banner/sticker/logo on your blog. (sure!)
- Share 7 facts or things about yourself. (are there 7 facts about me? *thinks hard*)
- Nominate up to 15 bloggers that you admire and inform the nominees (absolutely not.)
Ok, here we go. Don’t get weirded out and leave me once you know me better.
Continue reading “Book Tag: One Lovely Blog Award”