Friday, November 17, 2006

Murder Most Frothy

Murder Most Frothy: A Coffeehouse Mystery (Coffeehouse Mysteries)I think my mystery kick died with this book. It just wasn't as great as some of the others the author has written. Maybe it's because the characters are in a different setting than the previous novels, or maybe the characters just didn't seem as strongly written. Whatever the reason, pass this one up. But I still would read future books in the series.

Friday, November 3, 2006

I Am Charlotte Simmons

Cover Image  It took me almost 2 years to read this book. It's almost 700 pages long, and has about 400 pages of pointless detail. But I think that's just the way that Tom Wolfe writes, in elbrate detail. It's a story about a small town girl (Charlotte Simmons) who goes to a well-known big college, where she runs into all the wonderfully hard things that Freshman go through during their first year. It's even harder when you are a small town hick girl. If you look past all the wordy words, it's really not that bad of a book. The characters do say the 'F' word alot, which was a turn off for me. Surely college people don't swear that much. Or maybe they do. I'm just really glad that I finally was able to focus on this book and finish it. It's like a great accomplishment right now.