About this blog...
The Edible Bookshelf is a place to share thoughts about the books you're reading, good or bad. I love to read, but I don't want to keep good books to myself. Not to mention, I don't want anyone else to have to suffer through a terrible book. Nobody wants that! I read fast, and I read a lot (although lately much of my reading is teeth related). Plus I write, which means I might be a little more critical than other readers, but I also read books for enjoyment. I don't like books with holes in the plot, story lines only put in purely for shock value, or token characters thrown in to appease critics. What I do like are books that have realistic characters that make me care about them and stories that pull me in to the point that I can't put them down. So here's a place to find out what at least one avid reader/writer thinks about the books you've been hearing about. I'll give you my honest opinion, take it or leave it. And if you have a book you've read, or one you want me to read, pass it along. Happy reading everyone!
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Favorites from "Better Off Without Him"
Without a doubt, one of my favorite parts of the book is when Mona starts "practice dating." Everyone has probably been on at least one really awful date, so we can all relate to Mona's pain. Dee Ernst came up with some very funny experiences for Mona to suffer through (which I won't give away and spoil) but she had me laughing. Even better were the "We thought you knew..." comments from her friends after the bad dates. A word of advice, if you know your friend is going out with a loser, TELL HER, because she might not be as up on the local gossip as you think she is!