Saturday, September 13, 2014

Review: Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I'm going to need therapy after this book. Oh my god. Damn you Liane Moriarty. I barely know what to say except this isn't your mama's Chick-Lit. This is real, this is scar and this stuff happens! There's excellent humor thrown in for fun. There's funny and tragic suburban housewives. There's excellent use of Australian lingo I wouldn't have understood without my Australian Pen Pal. BUt this was a rough read. I had to race through the last 200 pages because after a certain revelation mid-way through I was so worried and invested in the characters.

This is a story about children, about parents, about bullying, about violence, about technology. About a million things we things about, talk about and deal with everyday. God all three of the mother's represent a little piece of all of us I think. The woman too concerned with the way things look, the woman just trying to make it work and the woman hiding some horrible secret. The children were really special too, the sweet, brave, lying children. The men were a piece of work and I'm pretty sure I dislike all of them in this book except for Tom and Jane's dad. But gosh what a book. I don't know what to do with the rest of my night besides drink all the wine in my house and wait to see my girlfriends tomorrow so we can digest this's a book that has given me way more to think about than a Chick Lit book should.

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Review: This is Where I Leave You

This is Where I Leave You
This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Love. Love. Love. Funniest book I've read in a while. Really honest book as well. Honest about marriage, families, adultery and growing up. Growing up sucks, omg it sucks and this helps remind you that even though it sucks it's hilarious and tragic and real. I've been meaning to read this book for a while and finally got around to it cause the movie comes out soon, can't wait to see it and hope they do a good retelling. One of my favorite thing about this book is how totally quotable it is! I highlighted so many things on my nook! I keep reading things over and over again because they're true or funny, or both.

"My marriage ended the way these things to: with paramedics and cheesecake"

"If you've ever been in a failed marriage, and statistically speaking, it's a safe bet that you have, or, if not, that you soon will be, then you'll know that the first thing you do at the end is reflect on the beginning" TRUTH!

"Do you believe in God - Not really, no - Then why do we come here? - I've been wrong before" abbreviated but still a great quote.

"The old expression goes: A good speech is like a woman's skirt: short enough to hold your attention, long enough to cover the subject"

I really enjoyed this book.

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