Thursday, June 23, 2011

Reviews To Come...Get Excited!

Hello all my lovely loyal followers! And how are you on this dreary day? Well at least it’s dreary in the dull state of Illinois. I say dull because it’s rained for probably the last 8 out of 10 days, or at least looked as though it’s about to rain. Boo I say!

Anyway, I thought (since I’m soooo behind) I’d give you all an update on what to expect out of me review-wise in the coming weeks. I’ve finished about five books that I have yet to review and that’s just a few too many in my opinion. Sure, I like to be about a book or two ahead, but five?!?! No thanks. I’d like to promise that in the next week or two I’ll be doing more than one review a week in order to catch up, but that’s a guarantee I’m not willing to hold myself to, haha. But I will TRY.

So these are the five books I have slated for my awesome review treatment:

Bossypants by Tina Fey
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Just as a heads up, these books were all pretty good. One was mag-freakin-nificent even! But you’ll have to wait to see which one that was. And of course, who doesn’t want to actually READ my in-depth reviews, which are just awesome sauce in and of themselves?

So stick around folks :)

12 comments:

Jennifer O. said...

I finished Bossypants, too, and haven't yet reviewed it. It was so freaking awesome, and so much more than I expected it to be.

llevinso said...

I know! Even though I didn’t review it yet I did do a post about it immediately when I finished it (http://femalebookreader.blogspot.com/2011/05/feminist-book-alert.html) because I could not contain myself. It was definitely much much more than I expected, and I’m hearing so many people say that. I love when a book does that!

Red said...

Haha nice posting tactic: post about what you will be posting eventually. Very clever :) And it worked! I look forward to your reviews

llevinso said...

Yes, I'm a sneaky one ;)

Marisa said...

How did you like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night? I read it a few years ago and at the time, I remember hearing so much about it, I was really jazzed to read it. I thought it was a good idea and an interesting read, but not anywhere near as amazing as everyone had boasted it would be. I love The Color Purple!!!! Looking forward to your reviews. :)

Sarah said...

Definitely looking forward to 4 out of 5 of these! (Only because I hadn't heard of The Caine Mutiny, LOL) I'll keep my eyes open for them!

Jennifer O. said...

I found the old Wouk paperback I was looking for. It's called The Winds of War, but I'm not sure I want to go there. For one, it's no dainty wisp of a book. Second, I'm just can't get myself jazzed up to read a chronicle of a war. But I think I'm going to pick up The Gula Archipelago. It's been something I've been putting off for far too long and just the sort of staggering read that is perfect for summer.

llevinso said...

@Marisa, I won’t give you the full scoop (you’ll have to stick around for the reviews for that!) but I was very surprised by how much I liked The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. I wasn’t really expecting to like it much at all but I really really did.

@Sarah, Oh The Caine Mutiny is a winner! It won the Pulitzer in 1952. Wouk is a fantastic writer.

@Jenny O, Wouk does write some hefty books but I think they’re worth it. The Caine Mutiny was long as well but it read pretty quickly. And I’ve heard WONDERFUL things about Winds of War.

Teacher/Learner said...

Wow, what a great list of books! It's so great to see that kind of variety from a fellow book blogger. Can't wait for the reviews :)

llevinso said...

Thanks T/L! I review everything I read and it's not like I'm only drawn to ONE type of book. That'd just be dull ;)

Audra said...

Oooh, nice collection of reviews to come! Can't wait to see what you think of everything!

llevinso said...

Gracias Audra :)