Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert

Well, I didn’t care for the “pray” part and the whole thing was wildly self-indulgent. But it had its moments. I liked the travel diary aspect of it, but no the “spiritual memoir” element. I didn’t care if she found herself–I just wanted to know what she had to eat!

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

Too much Jane Austen, not enough zombies! It really is, as others have warned me, just Pride and Prejudice, but with zombies added in. And since I can’t stand Jane Austen, I really couldn’t get through this. I bet the movie will be better though. I think I might give Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters a miss as well.

Death of a Witch, by M.C. Beaton

The mystery itself wasn’t bad–four murders!–but it was all wrapped up by page 200 or so. Then the story kept going for four more useless chapters. I hate her anti-climaxes–they go on forever! Oh well.

Death of a Poison Pen, by M.C. Beaton

Och! How I love a good Hamish Macbeth mystery. They may not be filled with profound or flowery imagery or obscure literary references, but they always tie up the loose ends.

They at least make sense. Hoorah!

The Funny Thing Is…, by Ellen Degeneres

The followup to My Point…and I do Have One, this book contains a lot of material from her HBO special The Beginning and, I hate to say, it’s not as funny. I’m glad I read it and it is funny but I can’t imagine re-reading it a dozen times like the first book, or re-watching it like the HBO special. But I am an Ellen fan so I enjoyed it. I do like the fact that it’s copyrighted to “Crazy Monkey Inc.” Tee hee.