Review: Yes, My Accent Is Real

Yes, My Accent is Real: A MemoirYes, My Accent is Real: A Memoir by Kunal Nayyar
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I recieved this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Over the years my admiration of Kunal has only grown. I feel that he deserves a much bigger part on The Big Bang Theory than he has, but that’s for another time. We have watched as he brought Raj from a shy Indian boy with selective-mutism to the outgoing and fun-loving character his is now.

When the chance to read his ‘not really a memoir’ came up on NetGalley, I jumped at the chance to read it, and boy, am I glad I did!

Kunal is a hilarious actor and his writing reflects that. His stories show his great devotion to his family and friends who all helped shape him into the actor we all get to watch every week.

He managed to make a book about his emigration from India that will not only be relatable to fellow immigrants, but also to anyone who is going through a significant change in their lives.

I personally loved his quirky humour and the connection you fell with Kunal’s younger self. His ‘life lessons’–most of which come from his father, are lessons that everyone would benefit from learning.

Overall,
Yes, My Accent is Real
is a great read about the life and culture of an awkward-yet-funny Indian emigrant finding himself in a new country.

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Review: The Summer We Loved

The Summer We LovedThe Summer We Loved by Wendy Lou Jones
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Summer We Loved is about two emotionally traumatized thirty-somethings who each feel strong connections, but act like teenagers about their feelings and spend the whole book pretending not to like each other. Their backgrounds are developed pretty well, the supporting characters help tremendously and, for the most part, I actually like the main characters.

I just couldn’t put the immature actions out of my head. That coupled with the short, choppy sentences and jumping from timeline to timeline, made this an almost did-not-finish for me.

Review: The Drafter

The Drafter (The Peri Reed Chronicles, #1)The Drafter by Kim Harrison
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book through Simon and Schuster in exchange for an honest review.

This was my first book by Kim Harrison, and I adore her writing. The story drew me in and I felt very connected to Peri’s emotional state.

Set in 2030, the technology doesn’t seem to far off from what we have now. The lives the Drafters and Anchors are a unique combination that I’ve never read before, and I found myself in awe of the detail Kim has put into these talents.

I found it particularly humbling that despite all that Peri has gone through her senses were what kept her sane.

I’m hoping that the next book picks up where this one left off, because I was a little disappointed by how the book ended.

Review: Monkeys and Crocodiles Play Baseball

Monkeys and Crocodiles Play BaseballMonkeys and Crocodiles Play Baseball by Angel Krishna
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Cute story about being kind and learning to communicate. There is a bit too much information crammed into the number of pages. To make the book more kid-friendly I would suggest adding more pages and spreading out the words.

Other than that, it’s a cute story. Good for ages 4-6.

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Review: The 12 Brides of Summer- Novella Collection #4

The 12 Brides of Summer - Novella Collection #4The 12 Brides of Summer – Novella Collection #4 by Vickie McDonough
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

All three novellas are by different authors, but are all similar, while still being unique stories. However, I am slightly torn for the rating of this book. Part of me loves these quaint stories about love in the late nineteenth century, but part of me strongly dislikes the multitude of God references.

I finally decided on five stars, primarily because when I selected this book it was clearly stated that it was a Christian romance, but also because I shouldn’t be judging a book by it’s character’s religion. Much to the same way I can read book with characters of a different sexual orientation than myself–I can read books, and not take offence to, with different religious beliefs.

Review: 32 Lays Later: The List 2

32 Lays Later: The List 232 Lays Later: The List 2 by Kate J. Squires
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I recieved this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I read Part One a little while back and really enjoyed it. I liked the characters, including the two main characters in Part Two.

Unfortunately I did not enjoy this book. The concept was unique and the titles of the movies were hilarious, but I found it to be off. There seemed to be no connection between the main characters and all three were annoying and immature in their actions.

The entire book is one big sex scene and while it is hot, it’s not the greatest I’ve ever read.