Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Mini Thoughts About - The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray

The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray: A Critical Appreciation of the World's Finest ActorThe Big Bad Book of Bill Murray: A Critical Appreciation of the World's Finest Actor by Robert Schnakenberg
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was looking for something along the lines of a biography or at least something that wasn't like and encyclopedia. The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray is basically an encyclopedia of his life and works, with tidbits and quotes scattered around the pages.

As a fan of the man, I enjoyed flipping through the (electronic) pages and seeing references to co-stars, friends, and movies. A lot of the information can be found by doing a basic search, but it's nice to have it compiled in one place.

This is the perfect book for the die-hard Bill Murray fans.

I received an e-book copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Book Review: Where's Karl? by Stacey Caldwell

Where's Karl?: A Fashion-Forward ParodyWhere's Karl?: A Fashion-Forward Parody by Stacey Caldwell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

There are a few things I like more than reading a basic book.

One is a book that engages you past your initial reading. Something that will keep you coming back time again either to reread or to find something new.  This book promises to keep you entertained through multiple 'readings'. I sat down and read the book and managed to find Karl at each stop on the journey. There is a list in the back of the book of other things to find and I only glanced at it and tried to find a few. I will be going back because - Nina Garcia fighting a pirate - eluded me and now I must find that scene!

The second thing I like more than reading a basic book is fashion. I, personally, may not have the best fashion sense, but I have my own style. I love watching fashion shows and red carpets to see what everyone is wearing. I also love to see pictures from the fashion weeks and the outlandish things they send down the runways.  This book was a little bit of all of that, each stop showed fashion and the characters that make fashion great.

If these two things appeal to you then I highly suggest checking out this book.  Also if you spot Nina let me know!

I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Mini-Review: Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in BetweenHello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

There were two things about this book that I liked. They were also the two things I disliked about this book.

1. The majority of the book takes place over the course of like 12 hours. It was both enough and not enough time spent with these characters trying to figure out anything. You are just sucked along with the story.

2. I didn't know how everything was going to end up, were Claire and Adian staying together or breaking up before they both leave for college.


I received an ebook copy for an honest review from Netgalley.