Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Official Book Club Selection

Okay, I know I've fallen a bit behind on these, so I'll try and keep up a little better.


Official Book Club Selection by Kathy Griffin- This book was really funny, and Kathy Griffin writes like she's one of your best friends, as opposed to just being the narrator. I loved the index in the back, and I thought that the stories were very funny and dishy, and though Kathy Griffin gets a little dirty sometimes, its fun and cool. A.


The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger- This book was elegantly written, quirky, and unique. I thought the love story between Clare and Henry was realistic, even though the love when she was 16 and he was 38 was sometimes weird, it was interesting, and the minor characters (Gomez, Charisse) were well thought out and added to the story. The last 50 pages made me cry and laugh, and it was a truly interesting book. A.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Everyone Worth Knowing

There's two for the price of one today...


Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger- I really liked this book. I thought it was a really great chick-lit book. Its basically about a woman who quits her job at a bank, starts working at a PR company, "dates" a Jude Law-esque playboy with some secrets, meets a nice guy, falls in love, cue the credits. Though it was predictable, I really liked the main characters, especially Will, the heroine's uncle, who was a flamboyant fairy godmother and great color throughout the book. I related to the characters, and thought it was damn good. A-.


Candy Girl by Diablo Cody- Yes, this book is by the same witty woman who wrote Juno and Jennifer's Body. This book was creative different, and tons of fun. However, keep it away from children, squeamish folks, and elderly people. Ms. Cody writes like she's sharing a secret with you, and she kept me constantly enthralled with her descriptions of her stripping days. Her customers are made fun of by her, usually with nicknames like Nigerian Man. She sheds some light on the dark world that is stripping, and she makes it seem like fun to run down to the local bar and dance with your clothes off. Its interesting, and though some descriptions were a little too much for me, I think it was pretty rad, and definitely worth the read. B+.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Hello, My Name Is...

Hello, my name is Kelsy. I've never done a blog before, so bear with me while I learn how to do this thing. My plan is to (mostly) review books, and maybe rant on some things that i feel strongly about. I have no real authority to do this, but I love books and read constantly. I will try to review at least one book a week, hopefully more. Now, let's get started.


The Devil in the Junior League by Linda Francis Lee- Okay, I just read this book, and I completely loved it. I thought it was really funny and well done, and I enjoyed it immensely. This book is about a proper Junior Leaguer, Frede, in Willow Creek, Texas, whose husband runs away with his mistress. He takes her money and vanishes, and the only one who can help her get it back is her trashy neighbor Howard, who also happens to be the only lawyer in town her husband didn't associate with. The lawyer agrees to help her, with one condition: She gets his unfashionable, cheap wife Nikki into the Junior League. The problems that ensue are funny, though Frede can get a little too high and mighty at times. The best parts are the ones with Nikki and Frede arguing, and when her husband inevitably comes back. There were times when Frede's arrogance annoyed me, but the minor characters, like the ladies in the Junior League provided excellent color, and Frede's husband was deliciously evil. This book was interesting, witty, and well written, so I'd give it an A-.