June 28, 2011

Just a quick little review or two

I don't know if any of you readers have noticed but I love books! I love reading and if I get 5 minutes to myself I'll try to read a chapter of my current book.  One of my favorite series just released the latest novel. I was soooo excited. It came out last Tuesday and I've already finished it.

Smokin' Seventeen by Janet Evanovich.

I was so dissappointed. It felt rushed and I never laughed out loud like I have many times before. I hate when I have high hopes for a book and its not as good as I thought it would be. This novel really felt like it was pieced together from her other novels. Once I started One For the Money I fell in love with Evanovich's humor and Stephanie's crazy ways. I loved the love triangle and though I've always been a Ranger fan, I didn't mind Morelli scenes either. Seventeen books later and I could just scream. It's not even remotely funny anymore, Stephanie is so embarrassingly bad at her job that I just sigh when another 80 year old escapes her, and her Morelli/Ranger decision is snooze worthy. At this point, I don't care if she picks either one of them but I don't want to hear her talk about it anymore! There's just no progression. Stephanie has already admitted she loves Joe and they even moved into together at one point but once she moved out and back into Lonelyville with Rex the hamster, I've just been stifling the screams. The dialogue between these three could honestly be copy and pasted from book to book. And please, there was no cliffhanger in Seventeen. *SPOILER* Stephanie is taking Lula on the trip with her and the hemming and hawing will continue. So boring! I dont know if I'll bother with reading 18 when it comes out in November.

On the upside, three of my FAVORITE t.v. shows are back!!!

1.Drop Dead Diva on Lifetime. *Yay* I love the entire show!!!  For those of you that don't know what its about its a little tricky to explain but I'll try.. A vapid aspiring model killed in a car crash gets brought back to life as an intelligent, overweight lawyer, hoping to find the meaning of inner beauty and her place in the world....  Sounds dopey I know but it's cute funny quirk smart and theres a bit of romance and drama thrown in for good measure.
 It's a very charming show. Brooke Elliot is delightful to watch! She captures the flirty sorority girl trapped in a plus sized body with panache. The rest of the cast is delivers interesting performances and I really want to get to know them all. It will be interesting to watch the development of her guardian angel as he figures out life on earth. The court cases are interesting to observe. It's greatness!
Brooke Elliott - drop-dead-diva photo

2. True Blood. *sigh* I LOVED the books and the shows are a very adult spin on them. Alan Ball is a brilliant man! If you don't know about this show then you must live under a rock!

3. Weeds is back!!! LOVE this show. I'm very curious to see how its going to play out...
weeds season 7 poster Weeds Season 7 Plot Revealed!

What are you guys watching? Any one else love these shows?

1 comment:

MellyB said...

Girlfriend, True Blood? Bring it. LOVE that show.

Thanks for the book review, won't bother with that one.