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Spending: A Novel by Mary Gordon
Spending: A Novel by Mary Gordon
Monica Szabo is a 50 something artist looking for something. She finds something as B, responds to her question during a speech about where the male muses are. But B is much more than just her muse, he becomes her lover and her financial support at the same time.
Some really important questions are asked as we move through the book. For me, her attempts to rise above the fact that she was having sex with B and he was giving her money for her art and whether that made her a whore was one I gave a lot of thought to. Moreover, I think some really interesting takes on modern day feminism were explored.
The thing that made this book so compelling for me was that Monica is not a… Read more
Ten Big Ones: A Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich
3.0 out of 5 stars Much Too Short, June 25 2004
I did enjoy this book, I've been waiting forever for the next installment in the Plum series. Sadly, I had it read in a little over two hours and put it down feeling very unsatisfied.
First of all, the book seems rushed. She builds up well and then loses it by wrapping everything up so quickly and neatly. This seems to be a trend with authors of series that start out paperback and then move to hardback and end up rushing and leaving everyone dissatisfied with the layout of cash for the HB that seems hurried along.
The book is hilarious though. The scene with the mad (...) dogs had me laughing so hard tears ran down my face. There's the usual insanity of the Plum family and… Read more
Bad Boys Next Exit by Shannon McKenna
Bad Boys Next Exit by Shannon McKenna
I loved the first two anthologies (I Love Bad Boys, I Brake For Bad Boys), the third was still good but slipping and Bad Boys to Go didn't do much for me at all. However, with Bad Boys Next Exit we see a return to the surprising and edgy tone that made me pick the first book up to begin with.
My favorite story of the three was Shannon McKenna's, Meltdown. McKenna is an author I discovered through these anthologies and I haven't been disappointed with anything she's written yet. Smart, edgy, sexy and unique, the heat between Mac and Jane is palpable and the sex scenes are amazing. EC Sheedy, a new author discovery for me, writes the my second favorite. Ginger is a smart successful… Read more