Dy's Take

July 2, 2012

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

Filed under: Humor & Satire,Literary Locals,Memoir — Dy @ 22:33


As a longtime fan of  The Bloggess, it was inevitable that I would read Jenny’s book — as soon as my number came up on the library’s waitlist (we’re thinking about moving so I’m making a conscious effort to not bring more books into this house this year). If you’ve read her blog, you get it.

Me? I laughed so loud while reading it that my husband first thought I was choking, then made me take it downstairs so I wouldn’t keep him up. I did the same at work and now my office mate is reading it. She laughed so hard her mom and sister are reading it, too, to see what the fuss is about. Yes, it’s that damned* good.

*swearing is for emphasis… and because if you’re going to read this book you’re going to have to get used it, she does it a lot.


May 15, 2012

Farscape Forever! Sex, Drugs and Killer Muppets by Glenn Yeffeth (editor)

Filed under: Essays,Humor & Satire,NonFiction,Sci-Fi — Dy @ 23:29


This collection had some gems that stuck with me.. and a lot of tedious reads that didn’t. I started it in 2008 and it floated around the house for 4 years being read here and there til I finally resolved to finish it. Which I have done. Holding on to it for the moment due to the occasional gem (the fictional disciplinary report for John Crichton upon his return to Earth is pretty much worth the purchase price all by itself).

December 9, 2011

You Better Not Cry by Augusten Burroughs

Filed under: Book Club,Disappointing,Humor & Satire — Dy @ 19:03


Blech. Brain bleach needed to rinse away bitter man diatribes & unpleasant mental images of spoiled children who hate their children and grow up to be a lot like them. I friggin’ hate Christmas books.

September 14, 2011

Shit My Dad Says by Justin Halpern

Filed under: audiobook,Humor & Satire,Memoir — Dy @ 17:23


August 13, 2011

One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde

Filed under: Fantasy,Humor & Satire,Series I Love — Dy @ 08:33

One of Our Thursdays Is Missing (Thursday Next, #6)(63) — Thursday Next #6

4.5 out of 5


I absolutely love this series. It’s just smart–while still being really humorous. Dry, British humor, and often punny, but I’m okay with that.

It had it’s slow spots, and took me longer than usual to get through, but I thoroughly enjoyed.

Also — the map of the newly reconstructed BookWorld is quite possibly the most brilliant arrangement of fiction I’ve ever seen.

Highlights — The map. Seriously — the bit with Tolkien and the suburbs of Tolkien knock-offs killed me. Also, I will never look at mimes the same way again.

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July 18, 2011

Smokin’ Seventeen by Janet Evanovich

( 59 ) Stephanie Plum #17

March 10, 2011

Wait Till Your Vampire Gets Home by Michelle Bardsley

Filed under: Fantasy,Humor & Satire,Paranormal — Dy @ 21:10

(23) Broken Heart, OK – book 4

If it was food it would be cotton candy; not complicated, no nutritional value, and too much of it will make you sick.  And sometimes, when you’re having a long, rough week, THAT is just what you need to read.

PS – Bardsley is running out of mythical being to sprinkle into this series… And Patsy has had the longest pregnancy ever.  Just sayin’

February 5, 2011

Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich

Filed under: ChickLit,Humor & Satire — Dy @ 12:43

(11) Stephanie Plum #16

A fun romp. I would have liked to see more of Grandma Mazur, since her exploits frequently make me laugh out loud while reading.  I enjoyed getting to know a little more about the slimy cousin/boss and to see Evanovich finally give him a little humanity – he’s been a caricature for 15 books now…

4.75 / 5 — I’d have given it a five, but I didn’t laugh as much as I usually do. Of course, that’s probably my issue, not the book… Fine.


October 27, 2010

Hero Wanted by Dan McGirt

Filed under: Fantasy,Humor & Satire — Dy @ 16:03


This was a very silly book. The basic storyline was unoriginal with all the humor deriving from the hero’s annoyance at being forced to be a hero.

It reminded me of Xanth and Terry Pratchett and I enjoyed the heck out of it. Nice fluffy swords and sorcery read.

May 1, 2010

Jinx by Jennifer Estep

Filed under: Fantasy,Humor & Satire — Dy @ 10:43

( 25 )  Bigtime City, book 3

April 23, 2010

Hot Mama by Jennifer Estep

Filed under: Fantasy,Humor & Satire,Romance — Dy @ 20:41

( 24 )

April 19, 2010

Karma Girl by Jennifer Estep

Filed under: Fantasy,Humor & Satire — Dy @ 09:40

( 23 )

January 27, 2010

Florence of Arabia by Christopher Buckley

Filed under: Favorite Authors,Humor & Satire — Dy @ 14:12


Darker than anything I’ve read by him, though Thank You for Smoking came close in places. On the other hand, how do you write comedy about a culture that condones stoning people to death…?

Dark, thoughtful, and at the end more than a little sad. Good, but not as good as some of his other books.

January 14, 2010

No Way to Treat a First Lady by Christopher Buckley

Filed under: Book Club,Favorite Authors,Humor & Satire — Dy @ 23:42


January 7, 2010

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

Filed under: Book Club,Fantasy,Humor & Satire — Dy @ 07:43

(1) Thursday Next, book 1

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