Book Review

Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians #1)Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I heard about this novel on a book review list I’m on and decided to take a stab at it. I had just completed a pretty dense read and needed something to lighten my mind. This first book of three did the job, hands down!

I’m guessing through my own ignorance, I had never even imagined looking for a story with a funny take on the Asian experience. Through Kevin Kwan’s take, I found that his characters are relatable, hilarious and complicated.

Through this unassuming and gut-busting story, the author slowly lures you into the true essence of this book – this is not an Asian story but a human story. For that reason alone, I highly suggest you take some time to become acquainted with these characters. I promise you won’t be sorry you did!

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Book Review: I Take You: A Novel

I do a great deal of reading every day and I haven’t laughed out loud at a book this much…EVER!

 

This novel by author Eliza Kennedy and narrated by Julia Whelan is a bit more than 10 hours of gut-busting laughter from the antics of main character LilyWilder as she prepares for her wedding day to Will.

 

Lily, this beautiful, smart and sassy New Yorker has not been faithful to her fiancé since the beginning of their whirlwind romance. Lily’s family and friends add to your stomach getting a workout from the things they say – without stop!

 

This book would not work if Lily were simply a ball-busting trampYou see, Lily has pains of regret because she loves sex so much. The issue is that she loves Will as much or maybe even more.

 

I don’t want to give too much away but I Take You: A Novel was a really good journey into taking the normal lead up to a wedding and turning it on its head!

 

Read it on Audible.com or if you have a print disability, check it out with the National Library Service at DB81607.

 

Have you read this book already? I would love to hear your thoughts.

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Review: People that Knew Me

Since I can remember, I’ve always loved to read…

 

I can recall lying across my bed with book after book flipped open and forgetting where I was, lost in the pages of new and different worlds.

 

Then came the year I lost my eyesight and I panicked. Among many things I feared, I was depressed as I thought I would no longer be abel to take part in my passion.

 

Lo and behold, my vision loss coincided with the advancement of technology. Through friends, I discovered the National Library Service (NLS( and the Texas Talking Book program.  This program works just like your local, public library for the print disabled.  I also learned of Audible through the use of my iPhone.

 

For those reading that are not blind, I will place a code in this an future reviews for my blind and vision impaired friends and readers. This code is our tickler system so we know exactly where to find a good book that someone recommends for us. Now on with the review…

 

I could easily copy word for word the synopsis but that’s easily found on the internet. You may want to check out  http://www.willburley.com/goodreads for what’s found on the book jacket.  My mission is to let you know how this novel made me feel and think during and after my read.

 

This story is told through the eyes of Emily Morris. Emily is a young newlywed with her college sweetheart, Drew.  Life is moving along nicely and Drew’s mother needs him to care for her after a health crisis.  This takes the idealism of the marriage away and causes them both to look at reality, which turns out to not always be pretty.

 

Then September 11 happened and everything changes…

 

Fast forward 14 years and Emily has a crisis of her own and it forces her to have to deal with her past choices…and that is not a pretty sight either.

 

You should really take an opportunity to read this book. It was hard for me to put down but I was enthralled to see what would happen next…

 

Have you read this book? What did you think?

 

P.S. If you don’t like audio books you can check it out at http://www.willburley.com/knewme

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