Oh, I’m so torn about this one. On one hand, it was very entertaining. Like all Emily Giffin novels, I raced through it — barely pausing between sentences, between chapters. It was interesting and often amusing and filled with (mostly) likeable characters, but . . . But. It felt shallow. Ill-conceived (eh, pun intended). I … Continue reading Book review: ‘Baby Proof’ by Emily Giffin
May contain minor spoilers, but likely nothing you won’t infer from the jacket copy. Emily Giffin and Jennifer Weiner are my women of summer. Without their smartly-written, sassy brand of women’s fiction, my long flights and days at the beach would take on the dull patina of an old photograph. I need their tales of … Continue reading Book review: ‘Where We Belong’ by Emily Giffin
Growing up, my mom was a huge fan of the Eagles and Don Henley. From the moment Emily Giffin’s Heart Of the Matter landed on my radar a few years back, I’ve had the chorus of Henley’s famous “Forgiveness” in my head. And I think it’s a clue, friends. “I’ve been tryin’ to get down … Continue reading Book review: ‘Heart of the Matter’ by Emily Giffin
Darcy Rhone has made a career — and life — on her charisma and attractiveness. Coupled with the fact that she’s always been the hottest woman in any room and far more beautiful than her best friend since childhood, Rachel, Darcy’s existence has centered around her high-powered PR job, gorgeous (and paper-perfect) fiance Dex and … Continue reading Book review: ‘Something Blue’ by Emily Giffin
On the evening of her thirtieth birthday, Rachel White goes out with some of her closest friends to celebrate — and have a wee bit too much to drink. After her best friend Darcy is carried home, Rachel is left alone to while away the hours with Dex, Darcy’s fiance — and an old friend … Continue reading Book review: ‘Something Borrowed’ by Emily Giffin
Bill Bryson thinks he knows what to expect when he embarks on a journey to hike the Appalachian Trail — some 2,000 miles, stretching from Georgia to Maine. He knows about the wildlife, the heat, the inevitable exhaustion. He’s aware of the dangers posed by being alone in isolated areas, as well as the potential … Continue reading Book review: ‘A Walk in the Woods’ by Bill Bryson
When I started write meg! on June 3, 2008, I was one year out of college and reaching the end of my bookseller days. A friend has recommended blogging — and WordPress — to me, calling it his “creative outlet.” As I was slightly bored and feeling pretty directionless without college classes to give my … Continue reading Celebrating five years of write meg!