Genre: Memoir

Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan

Posted May 15, 2014 by Kate in Review, Skip It / 0 Comments
Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan

So this book really didn’t do anything for me at all. I like a good memoir every once in a while, and I’ve read some really great ones, so I was actually really looking forward to reading this book when I finally got it on my kindle. So this book follows Kelly in two different and very distinct periods of her life, when she was a young adult kind of finding her way, and then the second part is when she herself is a mother and takes on a much more serious feel to it. I really thought I would enjoy this book because I love looking at family dynamics, and it was kind of clear to me early on in this book that it was going to really look at family dynamics and more specifically the relationship Kelly had with her mother. I myself am super close with my mother now that I am an adult, but as a kid/teenager we couldn’t have been more different or more combative, so I did kind of relate to some of the scenes in the book, especially the younger years ones. My problem with the book was mainly that I didn’t really ever feel bonded to Kelly, I wanted to, I really did. But the first part of the book nothing happened, if anything I found Kelly to be a bit on the shallow side, and just hard to be likable at all. There were glimpses of profound thought in the first […]

Something Furry Underfoot by Amy L. Peterson

Posted February 15, 2014 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Something Furry Underfoot by Amy L. Peterson

So I know I normally review romance books or urban fantasy books, but one thing most people who know me in real life know about me is that I am a huge animal lover. My husband always worries when I say I want to volunteer at the animal shelter because I always seem to bring home another dog. So when I was asked to review this book, even though it was a memoir, I said YES.  The first thing I liked about this was the humor. The author is witty, sometimes sarcastic, and is able to laugh about situations that come her way. Take it from me, if you can’t laugh about dealing with animals, you shouldn’t have one. The second thing I liked about the book was that it gave me the opportunity to see what it would be like to have other types of animals. I like the idea of fish in theory, my husband loves reptiles, I’ve always wanted to pig, and well our list goes on. But right now we have six dogs (two of who are babies) so getting any more animals right now just doesn’t seem like a good plan. So reading through Amy’s adventures and every new kind of animal she suddenly had in her house was nice for me to see what it would be like to have those animals. I have to say I am kind of glad my husband outgrew his love of ferrets, her story about being bitten day one […]