Wednesday, April 2, 2014

WWW.Wednesday: Book (In A Hurry!)

What have you recently finished?

One thing I love in books is when I discover the reason for it's title. I was completely satisfied by the premise behind this title!!! This is the quick review I wrote on Goodreads.

“The short story is a genre, which I have grown to like, almost love. This collection is most often hilarious, extremely refreshing and clever in an everyday basic kind of way. It's a little hard to explain, but to make it easier I will say I was thoroughly entertained from beginning to end. Each story was thought provoking in some way, even those that were three lines long, which there were a number of those. My only criticism is that some of the stories felt, to me, a little too tight. I wanted several to NOT be tied up so quickly and neatly. I think you'll know what I mean if you read it, and you should if you like standup comedy. It feels like that. Well, it should feel that way because it is written by one. Novak is also a writer, director, executive producer and actor on The Office (and I didn't even realize who he was when I watched the movie Saving Mr. Banks last week. Surprise!).

Some favorite stories are...I just went back to the Table of Contents. There are far too many to name individually (although I loved Missed Connection and Missed
Connections), but I will say that even the Acknowledgements at the very end of the book were clever and worth reading. I guess I'm not giving this book five stars because of the small criticism I mentioned above. Maybe I should go back and change that because I'm definitely experience the post book "glow"!!!”

What are you currently reading?

So far so great but I’m only 75 pages in. We shall see.

What will you read next?



As always, thanks to Should Be Reading for providing the space to link these babies up with other readers!!!


Anonymous said...

Great books! I've got 24 hr bookstore on my TBR pile along with The Invention of Wings. Can't wait to get to them. Here's my link

Unknown said...

I'm reading and i tend to start a few books at a time on my reader...A Tender Bar, Still Life with Murder and There's No Place Like Here. Who can do anything else with all this rain???

Gina said...

It's fun so far! Heading over to check out yours!

Gina said...

I have had A Tender Bar on my bookshelf for years, still unread! Let me kniw what you think! You have rain! It's still chilly here. What gives???

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic selection of books. I've heard mixed reviews of the 24 hour bookstore so I hope you enjoy it.