cutie’s corner– five random reviews of awesome

Posted 23 February, 2012 by Danny in Book Review, cutie, Uncategorized / 4 Comments

A hush falls over the crowd.
An epic song begins to play.

A figure forms out of the darkness,
seemingly made of light and air,
moving forward triumphantly.
Raising her arms high above her head,
the unknown person strides forward and jogs around Bewitched
bellowing her war cry.
the figure trips over her own feet and lands flat on her face.
She stands.
Dusts herself off and says:
How you doin?
cutie here.
Now some of you might.just.remember me.
Others are all, who’s this cutie?
Why does she go by cutie?
And what the heckles is wrong with her?
A lot, my friends, a lot.
What’s this so called “cutie’s corner” thing all about?
Let me ‘splain a few things.
Five, if you will.
1. Like you, I read a lot.
2. I love me the number five.
3. I am terrible at scheduling things on the Bewitched calendar of awesome.
4. I tend to ramble and get off track.
5. Did I happen to mention I like the number five?
With these things in mind,
the powers that be granted me two days out of the month to do with as I will.
Today is one of those days.
And on this day I plan to get in a few reviews.
Five in fact, fancy that.
I will make them quick.
I will make them epic.
I will make them books you will love.
Deal? DEAL!
Let’s go.

1. Lola. Lola.

Lola and the Boy Next Door is the companion to Anna and the French Kiss.
A person would not have to read Anna first, but I would highly recommend doing so.
Plain and simple, this book is adorable fluff of the best kind.
It’s got substance. Rich and interesting characters.
And overall, can makes the heart happy.
Only downer: the male lead’s name.
Which just so happens to be Cricket.
Adorable? Yes.
Swoon-able? Not so much.
Despite his name, I still fell in love with him.
Read this book. I grantee fluttery feelings.

2. Scott Pilgrim

Do you love comics?
Do you love music?
Do you love to laugh?
Are you breathing?
If you answered yes to any of the aforementioned questioned
then run (not walk) to your local book procurement establishment
and get yourself a copy of Scott Pilgrim vol. 1.
You will thank me for it later.
I prefer thank yous in the form of cookies.
I am also accepting brownies.

3. Don’ Breathe a Word

One of the most daring and heartbreaking books I’ve read,
Don’t Breathe a Word is the story of Joy
a young girl who is slowly suffocating
both literally and figuratively.
Looking to escape her life,
Joy runs away and becomes homeless.
While living on the streets she runs into a group of
homeless teens who take her under their wings.
She comes to think of them not only as her teachers
but her family and realizes she can take care of herself.
I could not put this book down.
It is a must read, in my humble opinion.
While the ending was a tad bit to rushed for me,
this book bordered on near perfection.

4. Pride & Prejudice & Zombies


Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Graphic Novel is a delightful read.
A few notes:
a. Unless one has read the original classic by Jane Austen or Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
the novel they might find the graphic novel confusing.
The storyline is a bit abrupt and jumps from one scene to the next.
b. At times it is confusing which characters are speaking.
The five Bennett sisters are a tad bit to similar,
especially when reading larger dialogue scenes
(e.g. ones taking place at dances between five or six people).
All that aside, I found P&P with a zombie twist once again
an extremely enjoyable read and despite the somewhat similar characters,
I thought the artwork was beautiful.

5.Let It Snow


Let It Snow is an anthology (if you will) of short stories,
three of them in fact, written by John Green,Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle.
Set during a massive snow storm, the three stories are intertwined ever so nicely,
with characters popping up in all three of the author’s stories.
Each one had me snorting.
Each one gave me the giggles.
Each one made my little Christmas lovin’ heart flutter.
If pressed to pick a favorite,
I’d say it was a tie between the first two,
but I do so declare that I was ever so happy Jeb found his Abbie.
If you are a sucker for Holiday romances (like me),
then this is the prefect holiday-feel-good book for you.
I give this one two very enthusiastic thumbs up!

Y’all still with me?
Yeah, I didn’t think so.
Let’s say we wrap this bad boy up.
Tis what I know and what I’ve got!
What y’all reading?
Anything ya think I’d love and must muST MUST!! read?
Let me know.
Until next time!
See ya later alligators.

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4 Responses to “cutie’s corner– five random reviews of awesome”

  1. Loved this post, and it makes me wonder (not unlike every time I see someone talking about it) why oh WHY have I not read Lola yet? Geesh, I really *must* do something about that – SOON! I also think I'd like to check out Let It Snow. I have not found a short story anthology that I have really enjoyed and #1 this one is written by awesome authors, and #2 it sounds like there is some continuity between the stories (which is often one of my biggest concerns). Thanks so much!! 🙂
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    Ang 2/23/2012

    I had way too much fun writing this post. WAY TOO MUCH FUN!
    And you should totally pick up Lola and Let It Snow. Let It Snow is just a fun easy read. The three stories weave together very nicely.

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  2. Oh, I have Lola too and still haven't read it! I know it's gonna be great, but there it sits. I know I'll get to it one day when I need that kind of story. But right now I have 3 reviews to write. So I don't think I should read until I write them.

    Great mini reviews!

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