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Monday, May 6, 2013

Book Review - Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple



Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Totally not a book I'd have picked, based on the title, cover, or brief description. But I heard so many people said it's so great, and so funny. I thought I'd widen my horizon to give it a try.

Maybe I shouldn't read it on a night when I was tired, but want something easy to read. I read a few pages, and just could not get into it at all even though the first 2 pages were promising. It alternated among quite a few characters, but most were very short chapters (they were done in emails mostly) so I just found it jarring. Like, who are you again? Why am I reading your email now?

I usually don't mind books written in letters/emails, but this book just was not my style. I don't even know what writing style this book is... one of those "I'd know it when I see it" lol.

I am so glad Melissa from Spare the Reader, Spoil The Book reviewed this book a few days after I DNF it (see her review here!) because I did want to see what the fuss was about. After reading her spoilers though, I still don't think I'd have liked this book.

Saved myself hours/days, so thanks Melissa! :)

0 Star - Did Not Finish (DNF).



Note - The book was borrowed from the library.



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11 comments:

  1. I DNF her debut book so knew I wasn't going to try this one. I do like the 'spoil' site you found.

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    1. I didn't even know she has another book, I haven't watched the TV shows she's written either. I looked up her first book, doesn't sound like my type of books either... yeah the spoiler site is great, especially for instances like this where I just want to see what happened!

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  2. I'm listening to this one and I reallly like it.
    Sorry it didn't work for you.

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    1. No need to apologize at all - it's subjective and I am glad you're liking it!! :)

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  3. You're welcome, Christa! Different strokes for different folks, right? Once again, I appreciate the mention!

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    1. You are welcome! And I appreciate you giving me the spoilers ;)

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  4. I made it through but only gave it 2.5 stars. Totally didn't get all of the fuss!

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  5. I picked it up for the same reasons and ended up with similar results!

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    1. I'm glad it works for others though! I wonder if I'd become pickier as I have less time/energy to read now...

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  6. Wonderfully imagined through the eyes of the teenaged daughter, this was a treat to read.
    Very funny characters throughout and it was not predictable!

    Zaira Lynn (Skagway)

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