March 3rd, 2011
With no elaney to write, and no interns pestering me for recommendations, there was a lot of time for reading during Sabbatical 2K’11. You know I wouldn’t leave you hanging with summer approaching and no beach reads to review. Some good, some bad, some happy, some trash. Go crazy.
Maybe we’re unamerican, maybe we don’t get it, but we honestly didn’t like it at all. Rarely do we abandon a book in the middle, but this one, we had to. Can’t even tell you what it was about it was so unmemorable. Final verdict: Pat Conroy may be one of the greatest authors of our time, but he’s going to have to work a little harder to win over elaney.
Was it as good as Chasing Harry Winston? No, but it was fun and harmless and took about 6 hours to read. About a NYC couple who is suddenly thrown into the limelight when the musician husband suddenly makes it big. Final Verdict: Kinda like a peach bellini at the Chateau, don’t mind if I do.
Story of a young, ruthless, up and coming girl in the art world. From her starting job at Sotheby’s to her opening of her own gallery. Most of the book is really more about art and the art world, but Lacey is truly a captivating character. Final verdict: Part twisted, part educational, it’s very good.
Don’t even ask why this was read. Listened to it on tape, and it was all they had at the Cracker Barrell roadtrip audio DVD rental. It’s so stupid, and Meg Cabot (who has written quite a few good beach reads like the Queen of Babble series) did not do her best work here. Final verdict: Leave it to the biscuits, Cracker Barrell.
It’s not horrible, but it’s not the best chick lit we’ve ever read. About this country girl (Lucy) who is plucked from obscurity after two dapper UES gentlemen make a bet on whether or not she can be turned into a socialite. A rich man’s She’s All That. Final Verdict: Parts of it were really good, but Lucy is wayyy too much of a Pollyanna to be relatable.