Rapid Reviews v.4

Rapid reviews is something I trot out from time to time when I realize that I am not just behind, but woefully behind in reviews and I'll never catch up. The last few months have been nutty and I'm thinking crazy thoughts like getting up at 5am to read and write thoughts. (Don't worry, those thoughts usually pass quickly.) It's kind of like my personal bloggy version of email bankruptcy. I am, officially, months behind. Some of these books I read in March. March!

So without further ado...

  • The Way I See It: A Look Back on My Life on Little House by Melissa Anderson - I had been warned it was a bit of a snooze-fest and the person who told me really wasn't joking. It really wasn't the fact that it wasn't dishy that made it dull. Large chunks of it were nothing more than recaps of Little House episodes with little or no behind-the-scenes glimpses and not in a fun TWoP way either. *yawn* If I wanted a play-by-play of an episode I'd jsut watch it.

  • The Heroine's Bookshelf: Life Lessons, From Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder by Erin Blackmore - I think I would have enjoyed this more as a whole if I had read all of the books in it. For the books I had read I found it interesting, for those I hadn't there lies the way to spoilers. (Rightfully so.)

  • The Sweetest Thing by Jill Shalvis - I wanted to like this but I just... I don't know. There was something about the adoption story that just didn't sit well with me... I think it was the complete absence of the adoptive parents. I am, however, looking forward to the next book in the series.

  • Blood, Bones and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton - After reading this we've adopted her yellow through red light warning system for when my blood pressure drops. It was interesting (and reassuring) to see the similarities to how we react when that happens. I will also get to a point when I know I need to eat but I only want to eat very specific things. (I also get to the point where I'm too hungry/tired to eat...) I was reassured that I was not mad in that regard... or at least not singularly so.

  • French Milk by Lucy Knisly - Loved! Loved! I know, pretty much everyone read it a couple of years ago but LOVED. Need to own it. I briefly thought that we were in Paris at the same time but there was actually a year between our visits. Oh... and have you seen her Twilight comic?

  • The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street by Helena Hanff - It made me want to go to London. What more can you ask for in a book? (And no, not all books make me want to go to London. Or Paris. Or wherever.)

  • Dining with Joy by Rachel Hauck - Not a bad Christian romance, even if I did find it hard that even a television chef that faked it couldn't cook a single thing. I get not developing recipes and such but not a thing? A bit too far for me.


That brings me up to the last few days and now I can stop feeling guilty when I look at the pile of things I've read but not blogged about.