This book makes you really proud to be a woman. It was full of interesting facts, ideas, and exercises to help you embrace womanhood and find your sense of self. Although I didn't like a lot of the author's anecdotes, this was a fun read.
I never read any of Jennifer Weiner's works before this book, but I loved The Guy Not Taken! I normally don't like "chick lit," but Weiner has such a compelling and interesting way of drawing you into the lives of her characters. She really is a talented writer. I enjoyed every minute of this collection of short stories.
I'm not sure that I totally buy all of the stories told in this book, but regardless, these stories were pretty terrifying and disturbing. I read this book so quickly, since I just couldn't stop turning the page to find out what happened next. I highly recommend it if you're interested in the paranormal.
This book was a short, interesting, and educational read. I am fascinated by the past, and these short stories of eight different women who traveled west from the 1840s to the 1860s are amazing. The author did a great job of weaving in the actual words of the women with their photographs and interesting tidbits of their journeys.
McCormick's life was certainly fascinating, but I wasn't too impressed by this book. I would have liked to read more about her days with The Brady Bunch, as most of the book focused on her life afterwards. Also, I had to remind myself that McCormick is an actress, not a writer. The writing wasn't always the best, and she included some scenes and details that I felt were unnecessary.
To be honest, my jury's still out on this book. There is no doubt that the author is a great writer. She really pulled you onto the emotional rollercoaster that the sisters were on. The book was heartwarming in the sense that it showed a deep, loving relationship between two sisters. But what these sisters endured was also shocking and heartwrenching. It's a tearjerker. Ultimately, the book left me frustrated and saddened at what the two sisters went through.
As a law student, I found this a lot of this book to be terrifyingly (yet hilariously) true. From the infamous Gunner to obsessively checking grades to the fear of getting cold-called in class, Ivy Briefs captures law school as only a law student can. Though Kimes occasionally comes off as elitist and though not every law school is exactly the same, this book is still thoroughly entertaining. I've already recommended it to my fellow law school friends.
I kept hearing good things about this book, and everyone kept telling me I would love it. They were right--The Kite Runner by far lived up to its reputation. The author's writing style is magical--he seamlessly takes you to another world, full of beauty, heartbreak, violence, and triumph. He also did a flawless job of helping the reader feel what the characters felt, whether it was guilt, happiness, or sadness. I couldn't put this book down. I absolutely loved it.
I LOVE this book! It's really a great book for all ages--good for children since it's a fun adventure and great for adults since you can really delve into the deeper meaning of the story. Life of Pi is one of my favorites. I recommended it to so many friends.
To be honest, I was a bit disappointed by The Lost Symbol. I read and loved both The Davinci Code and Angels & Demons, so I had high expectations for Dan Brown's latest book. However, I felt like the book lacked character development and originality. I probably would not recommend this book to others.
Marisa de los Santos really has a way with words. Her writing style is so unique and refreshing. That alone had me compelled by this book. But I was also drawn in by the story--you fall in love with the characters and can't seem to put this book down.
This is one of my favorite books. The perspective (told in the POV of a girl who has been murdered and is looking down on earth from heaven) is so unique and refreshing. I was captivated by this book and couldn't put it down. I recommend it to everyone. Great, great, great read.