Monday, April 23, 2012

Super Short Reviews (6)

Short explanation of Super Short Reviews: life got in the way of blogging--and reading. I'm doing the best I can. The primary reason I started this blog was to keep track of everything I've read, and to be able to recall if I liked it or not. So these super short reviews are for you, but also just a quick reminder of the books I've read. Enjoy!

All links go to Goodreads, and all books were borrowed from the library, unless otherwise noted.

And Then Things Fall Apart by Arlaina Tibensky (read for 2012 TBR Challenge): I enjoyed this book sofa king much. LOL And I definitely need to work "sofa king" into my everyday convos more often. Along with "shut the front door." But I digress. This was a very sweet novel. Poor Keek is miserable with the chicken pox, shut off from all technology, forced to share living quarters with her adulterous father, and alienated from her boyfriend and best friend. She has nothing but a typewriter and The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath to occupy her time. I suspect that the novel might take on more meaning if you've read The Bell Jar (I have not), but Keek's obsession with the novel is clearly demonstrated. Just a sweet novel overall. Own a signed copy!

Where It Began by Ann Redisch Stampler (read for 2012 Standalone Challenge and 2012 Debut Author Challenge): I have been waiting and waiting to read this novel forever, and it did not disappoint. Poor Gabby, living with that wretched mother. She went from a nobody, to a somebody with a hottie boyfriend, and then back to not only a nobody again, but a criminal nobody. While I was able to see most of what Gabby could not, there were some surprises in the story, and I was definitely drawn in and captivated enough to see how the story played out. Definitely a great debut! Borrowed from library.

Enjoy your reading!

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