Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? - Mindy Kaling
So I should preface this by saying I loved the Office, like it is one of my top five favorite shows of all time, and Mindy Kaling was a writer for the office. She also is the star of the Mindy Show...which I do not love quit as much as The Office because lets face it, a smart woman like that would not get tied down to so many horrible boyfriends but I recognize it is for comedy and so I keep watching. Plus it gives you great tidbits like this which while I realize is maybe a little scandalous is also one of the hottest kisses I've ever seen...TV, movies, really life...pretty much ever. Plus I really wanted these two to kiss so I was HAPPY! Ok so basically what I'm saying is I have a little bias because I really like Mindy. She just seems cool and funny and like the kind of person who would make your friend group just that much greater. I sort of have the same feeling about Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. A lot of guy comedians who I think are funny just feel like they would be a lot of work to be around but these three ladies they just seem like they could be everyone's funny best friend. This book did nothing to change that belief for me. So the order was a little loose (maybe some of the essay's needed a little more fleshing out or could have been pulled completely), it had a few awkwardly placed f-bombs, and it wasn't so funny I was dying while I read it, but I was smiling almost the entire time and a few times at the gym I just laughed out loud like a hyenna...so it was totally worth it. I was looking for something to make me laugh because laughing makes me happy and this fit the bill. Also anyone know how I can become besties with Tina, Amy, and Mindy and just do lunch!
Beautiful Darkness - Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs
So I saw this book at Target and I was so intrigued by the idea of it that I remember the title and found it again at the library. It's sort of a fantasy with these weird creatures seeking out and trying to destroy magical children who are hiding out in a time loop during The Second World War. One of the children decides he can't handle hiding and leaves the protection of the loop to join the Army. He fights in the war and then moves to America where he raises two children and then has a grandson who he tells about his life and his "magical family" but they choose to believe he is just speaking in a metaphor for The Holocaust. Then he is discovered and killed and his grandson goes on a trip to see if these stories are really true. The interesting part of this book is actually the part that got tedious for me by the end. The author has a collection of weird older photos that he has woven the story around and while at first it is fun look at the old photos and what constituted early trick photography. After awhile it just feels a little too contrived, like I would have preferred the story if he didn't have to keep making up these little bits to explain the photos he choose. It was ok but not enough that I'm going to read the sequel.
Bad Monkey - Carl Hiaasen
The Arrivals - Melissa Marr
So Dr. J and I have a tendency to binge watch shows. We don't have regular TV so there is no show we have to watch but when we do want to watch TV we pick one show on Netflix and pretty much stick with just watching that one until we've finished all the seasons. Right now we are watching Supernatural (Dr. J's choice). It is totally cheesy, the plot lines ridiculous, the acting overdone and horrible, and worst of all the story is just suppose to be scary, not my type of show at all but over eight seasons the dang thing has really grown on me. Dr. J and I will repeat particularly cheesy lines to each other and then just laugh our heads off. So I guess you can say it has been a great bonding experience. When I picked up The Arrivals it starts with a scene where a Monk is taken over by a demon and after weeks of watching Supernatural I was like jackpot! Unfortunately it just didn't pay off for me. All the characters who were suppose to end up together did. The magic didn't really make sense. I didn't really care about the bad guys either way and didn't find the good guys all that likable. Someone find me a book I will like!
Moon Over Manifest - Clare Vanderpool