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Monday, August 20, 2012

Fat Is the New 30: The Sweet Potato Queens' Guide to Coping with (the Crappy Parts Of) Life by Jill Conner Browne

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The Sweet Potato Queens? are back and bawdier than ever in Southern belle extraordinaire Jill Conner Browne's ninth edition of the hysterical series. Having experienced pretty much ALL of the crappy parts of life, Browne feels it is her duty to render whatever assistance she can to her fellow sufferers ? and she does so in her own inimitable fashion. Her father taught her there are very few situations in life that we really and truly cannot change, and it is up to us to figure out how to either make fun OUT of them ? or make fun OF them. And fortunately for the rest of us, Browne is well equipped for both. Including the exploits of the Queen contingent and her family, she delivers applicable tidbits like: Thinking or talking about watermelon can save any negative situation. ? If you get drunk in Scotland, you can't have your cow with you. ? When sanity and reason fail, you can always cheerfully resort to ridicule. ? Denial means that every situation is perfectly perfect. More fun than a Cracker Barrel full of monkeys, Fat Is the New 30 will change your life ? or at least give you ideas for making fun of your ownself.

Frankly speaking, this book is just not my type. I hate to say this, but I had difficulties even trying to get to the middle part of the story. I struggled to finish the book, and that's not even a joke. The plot is just so-so and mediocre, and in my humble opinion, the character's development is rather shabby. I did not like this book. Slow, unmoving and rather uninspiring. The book failed to entertain me.
In some ways, the book is rather depressing and I wish that there is more humour in it. I wish I can say that I'd pick up this book whenever I feel down, but this is simply not the case. It might be a keeper if you're into slow and awkward storyline, but if you're a reader who loves fast pace and wit, you will not like this book.

Don't let me stop you from reading this book, though. One man's meat is another man's poison. I did not like this book does not mean you will loathe it too.

I rate this book 2 out of 5 stars.

I received an ARC of this book via litltle bird. I was not required to write a positive review for this book, and everything I have written is 100% my own opinion.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Slow Summer Kisses by Shannon Stacey

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Anna Frazier is used to living life at 100 mph, but being downsized out of a job in the financial industry has her permanently stalled. With nowhere to "go, go, go, " Anna hails a cab to her grandparents' neglected New Hampshire camp to plan her next move. It seems like a good idea--until she realizes there's no takeout to be had and the boy next door has grown into a sexy but surly recluse.

Cameron Mayfield knows he can kiss his peace and quiet goodbye when Hurricane Anna blows in. She was loud and bossy as a ten-year-old--and besides developing some attractive curves, she hasn't changed. Cam's not looking for a relationship, especially not with a woman like Anna. He nearly broke down on that road once before. So why can't he stop thinking about her?

It's not long before their sizzling attraction leads to smoking-hot kisses. But as the days get shorter, Anna must decide if she's found a new road to happiness, or just taken a detour.

Having read few of the Kowalski series from Shannon Stacey, I would say I quite like her writing. However Slow Summer Kisses is not like Kowalski, there's not big family. Nonetheless I quite enjoy reading the interaction between Anna and Cameron. some parts are quite fun actually, especially when they try to annoy each other. It did annoy me a little that despite they were attracted to each other, but on the other hand they kept telling themselves why and how much they did not like each other. I like the ending. It's a good ending. I'm glad Anna came to her senses and made a wise decision.

I rate this book 3 out of 5 stars.