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Open House — 6 years ago

NOT WORTH CONSUMING

I picked this up because it is on Oprah’s book list. It’s a quick read at less than 300 pages, but utterly boring the entire way. The characters are extremely flat and strange. The only likeable people in this novel are Lydia and King.

It’s extremely predictable. The dialogue got on my nerves, especially the way that every other word is in italics. There were useless characters and situations (see: Lavendar Blue) that did not add to the plot, that is just page filler.

I did not like this book at all. Not even at one point.

The Time Traveler's Wife — 6 years ago

WORTH CONSUMING!

I don’t think this book is one of the best of all time, but it’s definitely enjoying, and entertaining with an original concept. It’s a love story without being sappy or having a half naked couple on the cover. If you’re looking for a page-turner, this one is for you. The dialogue is very easy and the characters are well-developed.

Apparently this is being made into a movie. Sometimes I wish Hollywood would just leave good books alone!

My Sister's Keeper — 6 years ago

WORTH CONSUMING!

This was just OK to me. It was definitely a page-turner, but a couple things irked me about this book. The most major one is that Anna’s dialogue is just way too mature. She says phrases and has the introspectiveness of someone twice her age. It was enough to stick out like a sore thumb. Another thing is that the characters are a bit stereotypical.

There is a nice twist at the end that I wasn’t expecting, but I didn’t cry at all.

The Virgin's Lover — 6 years ago

WORTH CONSUMING!

The Virgin’s Lover is a really good portrayal of Queen Elizabeth’s reign. The characters are nicely developed and it’s nice that Gregory decided to include Amy Dudley into the mix, as she usually gets pushed to the side in stories about Queen Elizabeth I.

Very nicely done. Akin to The Other Boleyn Girl and a lot better than The Boleyn Inheritance.

The Boleyn Inheritance — 6 years ago

NOT WORTH CONSUMING

I thought this follow up novel to The Other Boleyn Girl was going to be just as good, but I was sadly disappointed. I agree with southernbohemian’s review completely. The characters are very one-dimensional and the reader just kind of skips along events like a timeline. The details are missing.

I’ve read a lot of Gregory’s work and this is just lacking in so many ways. I found it rather boring, too.

Why I recommend "Melankton" — 6 years ago

WORTH CONSUMING!

Love it. Great album.

You might also like: Imogen Heap, Frou Frou, Over the Rhine.

Doctor Who, Season 1 — 6 years ago

WORTH CONSUMING!

My British husband has turned me on to Doctor Who and now I’m fully addicted. I really like the yin/yang that Christopher Eccleston/Billie Piper give their characters as Doctor Who and Rose respectively.

My favorite episodes of the season are: Rose, The Empty Child, The Doctor Dances, and Boom Town.

(Season 2 is even better.)

Doctor Who, Season 2 — 6 years ago

WORTH CONSUMING!

This was a great season of episodes, but I still prefer Christopher Eccleston over David Tennant just a little bit. CE’s protrayal of Doctor Who seems to mesh better with Rose than David Tennant’s. They were more yin/yang. David Tennant is just as loopy as Billie Piper is, so it got kind of annoying at times. But this season had far better episodes.

My favorites were: School Reunion, The Girl in the Fireplace, and Love & Monsters.

A review of "The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography (Oprah's Book Club)" — 7 years ago

NOT WORTH CONSUMING

I couldn’t finish this. I got halfway through, so I gave it more than a chance. I really enjoyed the beginning, where Sidney Poitier talks about his childhood and his relationship with his parents, but he then goes through racism and the industry and I understand the period of time and how things were, but it was just too much introspective blather for me. He also jumps around and talks about his life when he’s 23 and then backtracks when he’s 18. I wish he would have kept the timeline going in one direction and talked more about what happened in his life, not what he thought about it. Those parts were interesting.

I think if he were to have gone that route, it would have been a much better book and I would have finished it.

L'Enfant — 7 years ago

I watch a lot of independent films and a lot of foreign films. If you are not used to either, you might not get through this one. It’s a sleeper movie, the characters aren’t developed, but I guess they don’t really need to be.

I don’t really understand why it made so many great reviews and accolades. This definitely isn’t a favorite of mine, but the actor who plays the main character, “Bruno” did a good job.

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