Nic ~ Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

21 09 2009

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies ~ Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

Of late, I had been hearing about and seeing this book pop up often.  The cover alone caught my eye every time I saw it at Chapters, and caused a snicker to bequeath itself every time out my nose.

Pretty much Kim and I needed to spend more money to get free shipping, and this bad boy was on sale with our iRewards for like $10 so BOOYA just went on ahead and ordered.  I was trying to put this off and read my Stieg Larsson duitully, but you come to a point in life where you just throw caution to the wind and give into that siren that has been luring you acrross the foggy water for so long.

Hoh boy, am I glad I did.  This book is genius.  It takes Jane Austen’s literary classic, and in between Jane’s eloquent words and inept story line, throws in zombies and guns and marshal arts.  I’m going to keep reading, just to see what happens in this version, but I can already fully declare that I smell a win.


Nic ~ Sheer Mischief

8 08 2009

Sheer Mischief ~ Jill Mansell

After reading Of Mice and Men, I decided it was time again for a nice fluffy easy read.  I really like Mansell’s work.  She writes breezy stories that wrap up layers and layers of characters to provide a easy, comical, endearing read.

This book focuses on a pair of sisters, one a fun loving man eater, and one a stay at home, hardworking woman who cannot remember the last time she threw caution to the wind.  So far it’s been light hearted and cominal.  I’m almost done, and looking forward to see what sort of hilarious hijinks will cap the book off.

OK. Done like dinner.  A while ago too, but truth be told, I am just awful the last little while at updating as soon as I am finished.  So this book was exactly what I expected.  In fact, it had a few more details and quasi serious plot twists than I was expecting.  But I don’t want to ruin it for anyone.  It in all was a fun, jaunty little read.  The author never expects anything other than a good time and I sincerely appreciate that.  I know where to go when I want a fluff and stuff book, and Mansell continues to deliver with just the right amount of British comedy and hi jinks.

Nic ~ You Suck

21 05 2009

(that’s the name of the book, not just my opinion of you)

You Suck: A Love Story by Christopher Moore

we’ll see how this one goes…I’m trying to read all vampire related books at once, since so much of the folk lore is still fresh in me head.

Finished this on May 24, 3 days later… it was alright.  Very comical at some points, but overall a lot darker of a book then i would normally read.  I think this is probably the norm for a Christopher Moore book.  I did really enjoy the way that the book was written from the various character’s point of views.  Part of this book was even written as journal entries, which really cracked me up, as they were a completely sideways look at what had just happened in the previous chapter.  Overall, a funny, easy to read book, but it lacked in real character development, and took big hop, skips and jumps in the plot line.  I do though think that this may be completely fine, and something the author was aware of when writing.  Just the style.