Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Boob Job: Confessions of a Professional Bra Fitter by Natalee Woods

Boob Job: Confessions of a Professional Bra Fitter
Expected Publication Date: July 24th  

Natalee's Wood is a professional bra fitter. She works for a well known retail outlet. She's been fitting bars for over a decade but it's less about the boobs and more about the people. She forges relationships with many of the people who she assists. Some are fleeting others are long standing.  Some are more memorable than others.

Be prepared to laugh and if you've worked retail - you'll easily recall your favorite and least favorite moments in the industry. More often than now our body images are tied to our breasts and something as simple as the perfect bra size can up one's spirits. Our breasts define as a women and many of us have complex relationships with them. I myself have gone from loathing them to loving them.

Go out get your bra fitted and pick up a copy of this super fast, easy, entertaining

* I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Strange Weather: Four Short Novels Hardcover by Joe Hill

Strange Weather is Joe Hill's newest collection of short stories. Four to be exact. They are each quite different from one another. Each one is rather unique and give you a pause for thought.

 Snapshot is about memory, about the loss of memories being stolen via ,  The Phoenician.

Loaded deals with gun violence. It is the most symbolic of the three.  

Atlas is a different take on a U.F.O

Rain is post apocalyptic and about life before/during/after the deadly rain the falls from the sky.

Strange Weather is an excellent collection and not one you will want to miss out on. It's a fast, easy read. I strongly recommend you read the afterwords as it gives loads of insight into Hills writings.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

After Anna by Lisa Scottoline

After Anna, hits books stores, April 10th

* I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Maggie Alderman had always desired a connection between her estranged daughter and herself. The opportunity to reconnect with her daughter, Anna arises after the death of Anna's father. Anna moves into Maggie and Noah's home (Maggie's husband) and things take a downward turn rather quickly.

Anna is manipulative and in an effort to keep her daughter happy, Maggie gives in. The household is at odds with one another and then --- Anna is murdered. Noah is the prime suspect, he is arrested and put on trial. Noah is a prominent and well liked doctor in the community and the crime surprises all especially as the details are revealed during the course of the trail. Noah holds strongly to his innocence and refuses to budge. He would rather be found guilty than plead guilty for a crime he didn't commit.

After Anna is told in the alternating voices of Maggie and Noah. They switch back and forth between the present and the past. The twists and turns keep you up later than you anticipate but then ... you reach the conclusion and it's just all too far fetched. Like something you'd see on a cheesy lifetime movie. It's all a bit to unrealistic for me but I found that I didn't really mind because overall I enjoyed the book and was entertained. 

My favorite part of the novel was the courtroom drama, my least favorite the twist ... 

The Embalmer by Caillé Anne-Reneé and Mullins Rhonda

The Embalmer is a short book around 80 pages or so. It's not as macabre as I was hoping but it is rather interesting. The book centers a...