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review 2019-01-09 22:30
Everything's Trash, But It's Okay by Phoebe Robinson
Everything's Trash, But It's Okay - Ilana Glazer,Phoebe Robinson

Date Published: October 18, 2018

Format: Audiobook

Source: RB Digitial

Read: December 27-28, 2018

Winter COYER's Read All the Books Read-a-thon

 

Blurb:

Wouldn't it be great if life came with an instruction manual? Of course, but like access to Michael B. Jordan's house, none of us are getting any. Thankfully, Phoebe Robinson is ready to share everything she's experienced in hopes that if you can laugh at her topsy-turvy life, you can laugh at your own.

Written in her trademark unfiltered and singularly witty style, Robinson's latest essay collection is a call to arms. She tackles a wide range of topics, such as giving feminism a tough love talk in hopes it can become more intersectional; telling society's beauty standards to kick rocks; and demanding that toxic masculinity close its mouth and legs (enough with the manspreading already!), and get out of the way so true progress can happen.

Robinson also gets personal, exploring debt she has hidden from her parents, how dating is mainly a warmed-over bowl of hot mess, and maybe most importantly, meeting Bono not once, but twice. She's struggled with being a woman with a political mind and a woman with an ever-changing jean size. She knows about trash not only because she sees it every day, but also because she's seen about one hundred thousand hours of reality TV and zero hours of Schindler's List.

Everything's Trash, But It's Okay is a candid perspective for a generation that has had the rug pulled out from under it too many times to count, as well as an intimate conversation with a new best friend.

 

Review:

Even better than the first book. I think to really get Robinson's tone, the reader should opt for the audiobook, especially for the part with her boyfriend (codename: "British Bake Off"). She is funnier in this one and also much more honest. I think the best parts of the book is when she recounts the times she met Bono of U2 and how she got into a ton of debt and how she worked herself out of that debt. Still there are a lot of tangents, but they are not as interfering in the audiobook as it was reading her first book. Overall, I am so glad a talent like Robinson is getting attention for both her writing and her comedy. She is a seriously funny and fresh voice.

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text 2019-01-01 09:00
Review of "Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues" (White Trash Zombie, #2) by Diana Rowland
Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues - Diana Rowland

This one was mixed for me.

 

I could have done with more of Angeil being Angel and just learning to deal with being a zombie while trying to get her life and relationships together. With a huge dose of zaniness and humor.

 

Instead, for too much of it, I got weighty conspiracy, political and mobster. Including bad guys abducting then somewhat graphically torturing her physically and emotionally.

Which *poof* now over and right back to regular life.

 

Hopefully rest of series lets up on murky conspiracies and factions. I have little patience for that (probably why I dislike thrillers and most mysteries).

 

I still like Angel and still enjoy the writing. And I do want to know what happens to Angel next. I was expecting a much funnier book.

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text 2018-12-02 18:23
November Reading Round Up
Things Slip Through - Kevin Lucia
Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
Hollow Shell: A Zombie Epic - Part One - Mark C. Scioneaux
Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues - Diana Rowland
V for Vendetta - David Lloyd,Alan Moore
The Lesser Dead - Christopher Buehlman
A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness,Jason Isaacs
After: First Light - Scott Nicholson
The Wind in the Willows (Kindle in Motion) - Kenneth Grahame
The Rose Master - Valentina Cano

 

 

I've missed a lot of round ups this year so thought I should post at least a couple before the end of the year.

 

Just the 10 reads for me this month, but only 1 comic was included so that's a plus.

 

Yearly Reading Challenge update - 122/140

 

Read in November - 10

 

Audio - 0

Novels/novella/short stories - 9

Comics/Graphic novels - 1

 

5*

 

Things Slip Through - Kevin Lucia  A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness,Jason Isaacs  

 

4.5*

 

Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues - Diana Rowland  The Lesser Dead - Christopher Buehlman  

 

4*

 

Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins  V for Vendetta - David Lloyd,Alan Moore  After: First Light - Scott Nicholson  

 

 

3.5*

 

The Wind in the Willows (Kindle in Motion) - Kenneth Grahame  

 

3*

 

Hollow Shell: A Zombie Epic - Part One - Mark C. Scioneaux  The Rose Master - Valentina Cano  

 

 

Just gearing up for the end of the year now, I'm pretty much done with my Christmas shopping and only have to post a couple of presents off to Oz for friends. 

 

I'm working this Christmas which is shit and I've noted in my recent pay that it has STILL not been sorted which now makes it 6 months of management pissing around. 

In all honesty I don't think I can stay there full time anymore, I've really hit my limit and the frustration of several elements is driving me insane. 

Next year will bring a few changes work wise but I'm not quite sure what that will be at the moment. 

 

I'm off on leave at the moment and tomorrow I'm taking Boo to the vet to have her neutered so I'm feeling a little anxious about her having an anaesthetic. I'm sure Suzy will love this as it will give her several hours of peace and quiet.

 

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review 2018-11-22 12:17
Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues!
Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues - Diana Rowland

 

The second book in the white trash zombie series sees Angel being falsely implicated in the theft of an unusual body from the morgue. With her job on the line she investigates who could be behind the theft and comes across a disturbing organisation that ties in with the zombie mafia.

 

This was almost as good as the first book, there's not much difference in my rating for 1 & 2 just a feeling that I liked the first book slightly more. That being said this was all out fun, a little slow to start off with but there's a lot going on and it was a fast read once I got into it.

 

The biggest reason I am loving this series is Angel, she's such a great character. She undergoes quite a bit of character growth in this second book, starting to better and believe in herself more and it was heartening to see her move forward in her relationships with others, especially her father. She is a very relatable and overall likeable character, in no way perfect and better for it. 

 

A fun read that has me itching to get the next one started. Highly recommended.

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review 2018-10-12 18:16
My Life as a White Trash Zombie
My Life as A White Trash Zombie - Diana Rowland, Allison McLemore

Urban Fantasy isn´t my favorite genre, but I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook, narrated by Allison McLemore. What makes this story work is the self-deprecating humour of the main character, especially in the beginning when she isn´t aware of the fact that she is a zombie.

The second half wasn´t as strong as the first one and I could have done without the love-story (which was lame, tbh).

 

I can´t say I´m over the moon by this novel, but overall this was a fun read.

 

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