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text 2018-07-16 03:43
at 100 pages, hmmmm
The Witches of Eastwick - John Updike

I thought I'd try something by Mr. Updike that wasn't Rabbit Angstrom-y.

 

This is the single worst writing from women's point of view that I've ever encountered. These women are the least believable I've ever encountered, and I've read some really bad books. I understand these witches are fantasy, but I can't believe witches would be so ridiculous. Nor can I imagine grown women who complain about getting their periods for a full five (5) days! Or women who think the way these "women" do about their bodies. Men, apparently, believe women are nothing but our bodies and our relationships to men. He gives them interesting professions, then he reduces them to insipid caricatures. 

 

Dear Male Writers - Woman Have Breasts and Vaginas. I'm going to write a book where the man's balls are all I talk about if I run into this again. Shockingly, our bodies and fear of aging are not the only thing we ever think about.

 

Argh. I'm very tempted to stop reading this. It's making me irritable. 

 

However, now the man has entered the picture, so I may try to continue, since I'm almost a third of a way through. But not tonight. I need some female comedy -- on to Netflix!

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text 2018-07-06 15:47
Reading progress update: I've read 64%.
Boystown 2: Three More Nick Nowak Mysteries - Marshall Thornton

I had a feeling from the very beginning that I should take notes, and well, one and a half books (or 5 short stories) into this series, and this is already Nick's quota:

 

 

Horny horndog is horny.

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text 2018-05-30 21:29
Reading progress update: I've read 34%.
A Destiny of Dragons - By (author) TJ Klune

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text 2018-05-28 19:58
Reading progress update: I've read 20%.
A Destiny of Dragons - By (author) TJ Klune

I'm 3+ hours into the audiobook, and so far the whole plot would fit on a stamp (it's basically the blurb up to this point).

 

I mean, I love this author and I LOVE the first book, but as far as the storytelling is concerned, this book feels like eating a soup with a fork.

 

 

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text 2018-03-17 00:57
Reading progress update: I've read 94%.
The Stone Boudoir: Travels Through the Hidden Villages of Sicily - Theresa Maggio

Independent, unmarried, childless women like Enza, Rosaria, and Antonietta are rare birds in Sicily. They all say it irks some Sicilian men to see them succeed. Maybe their discomfort is the reaction of insecure men to proof that they are not indispensable.

 

Sad to see this shitty, sexist behavior thrives in other islands around the world.

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