This is the book that made me eat my words. I think I’ve mentioned a couple of times before that usually I really dislike short stories. I mean, I’ll read the occasional, well-written short story on its own and enjoy it. And it’s not like I dislike short-form writing–I’m an essayist, at heart, and I like things succinct. But there’s ...
Aren’t we all a little nutty when it comes to a really great read? And, you guys, Isla is a REALLY GREAT READ. For starters: though Isla and the Happily Ever After is part of a series, it stands all on its own, which as a blogger/book recommender, I really appreciate. I can shove this book at people Imean You can pick ...
I was feeling really badly about not loving Lola and the Boy Next Door until I started reading other reviews, and discovered I’m not alone, here. Some people adore it every bit as much as Anna, but a good chunk, across the board, feel like I did: it was okay. I started off reading Lola completely in love with the concept. Lola is ...
OK, so I totally get, now, why everyone (EVERYONE) on the blogosphere geeks out every time Anna and the French Kiss comes up. It is unequivocally, entirely, absolutely adorable. Anna is a high-school senior who’s sent–unwillingly–off to Paris to attend boarding school. She’s frustrated to be leaving her friends, and feels like her father, a famous schmaltzy novelist, just wants her to go ...