I picked this book up for bookclub. I knew it was a horror book, but I wasn’t sure what to expect. I really was confused for about a third of the book, but then it finally got my attention and I sailed through to the end. I enjoyed it, but I don’t think I will read it again.
I picked this book up for book club. I was sucked into the book from the first moment. I enjoyed the characters, for the most part. The story was wonderful, up until the last few chapters. It seemed to almost go off on a tangent when the narrator, Elizabeth, started talking about her own thoughts about women’s rights and discrimination. It felt like I was hit right in the face with it. The story told it on its own, without the message being slammed into the reader’s brain.
I felt that the story could have ended a few chapters early and it would have stood on its own. This one went just a little too far.
I really enjoyed this book. When I first heard of it, I thought it was just another biography. Not at all! It’s the story of a truly fascinating woman who lived an amazing life. She went on to invent something that helps us daily. Either part of her story would be very interesting, but she has three really different parts to her life that make her story truly amazing.
I would recommend this book to multiple groups. The WW2 buffs would enjoy it. The readers who like old Hollywood stories would enjoy it. People interested in women’s history would find it interesting, too, especially those interested in scientists.
I picked up this book because of bookclub, but I didn’t finish in time to discuss it. I was not too sure about the topic, because of the way it was presented to me.
I loved the book! It was written from the perspective of two different women, with two different outlooks. Some of it came from race, but I feel the majority of it came from class.
One woman was raised in a culture where your talent was recognized, not how much money you could make. The other was raised with money. One felt that each person was living their own life. The other felt that if you weren’t excelling, you needed a push.
It was a wonderful book with great characters and a solid storyline. I enjoyed almost every moment of it. It was definitely worth reading.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I picked this up for bookclub. I spent a lot of time overthinking the book.
It was a quick read, and I did enjoy the book. Because it was labeled horror, I was expecting it to be scarier. I did not find it scary at all. Maybe a little creepy, but not necessarily scary.
It was an ok book. I don’t think I’d really recommend it to anyone, but I had it recommended to me many times.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I loved this book! I picked it up because it was available at the library. I found that it had a lot of good information in it.
One of the things that I loved was that the author made it clear that this is her opinion, and she is not speaking for all black women. Just herself. Also, when there came a time to tell the white person part of the story, she chose to have a white person write that part, since she felt she couldn’t give it justice.
Great information was given in a humorous way. I would definitely recommend this book.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I had seen this movie about a year ago. It popped up as available from the library, so I decided to read it, since I knew it was going to be a short read. It followed the movie almost exactly.
It was very good, and it happened to be timely because of all the mask wearing and hand cleaning that’s going on right now. It explained why 6 feet apart is a good thing, but the book was actually about cystic fibrosis patients.
I would recommend the book, but it does get heavy in some parts. I do think the ending was a little far fetched, but it did the same in the movie.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I had read some very heavy books before I picked this one up. I knew how it was going to end, so I didn’t worry about stressing myself out.
The author told her story very well. It was powerful. I am glad that she wrote the story in her own words and didn’t have a ghost writer.
She told the story of a woman who worked hard for everything she got. She told the story of a woman struggling with infertility. She told the story of a mom struggling between work and family.
I would recommend this book highly. It was definitely worth reading.
I am used to authors asking me to review their books. I am usually honored to be asked. Lately, I have been warning the authors and publishers that I am behind and while I’m willing to read the books, I’m probably not getting to it for a while. Most of the time, they send me a copy of the book anyway. I am honest. It’s really going to be a while before I get them read and reviewed. A few I’ve read and rated but haven’t reviewed yet. Full disclosure up front.
Today I got a message from an author, asking for a review. I gave her my usual response. Sure. I’ll read it, but I have several months of books to finish before I can get to it. She said ok and sent me a link to her book. “It’s on Kindle Unlimited.” Well, that’s new. No problem, though, since I have a Kindle Unlimited subscription, but they are usually emailed or mailed to me.
The funny part, though, is the book’s topic – Procrastination. Yea yea. I’ll get to it.
I enjoyed this book after the first few chapters. I had heard a lot about the book from multiple sources so when it popped up for bookclub, I jumped at the chance to read it.
I enjoyed the characters and the story. The author put a lot of herself into the book.
I would definitely recommend the book. Parts of it were funny but it gave me a lot to think about between the laughs.