The Bullet by Mary Louise Kelly

//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ac&ref=qf_sp_asin_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=dantra0c-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=1476769818&asins=1476769818&linkId=DAYCSDJEYSLUIV4F&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=trueThe entire time I was reading The Bullet, I kept thinking, “This is just too good to be true.” It almost was, but the last fifty pages or so proved my original sentiment to be correct. The concluding chapters were just not what I had expected, and not in a good way. Something about the twisty conclusion doesn’t sit right with me; perhaps because the narrator’s actions in the latter part of the novel do not exactly mesh with the type of character that she had so meticulously been established to be. Continue reading “The Bullet by Mary Louise Kelly”

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Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham

//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ac&ref=qf_sp_asin_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=dantra0c-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=081299499X&asins=081299499X&linkId=EETWUABGDZIFCTPE&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=trueI hesitated to watch Girls for a long, long time, primarily due to an innate distrust towards Lena Dunham. As soon as I saw that she was billed as the writer, creator, director, producer, star, key grip, caterer, and every other credit-worthy action known to man, I just didn’t like her. I gave in and watched Girls, and I loved it. Perhaps I had unfairly misjudged this poor woman. This remorse led to my regretful reading of Not That Kind of Girl, in which all of my assumptions towards Ms. Dunham were proven several times over. Continue reading “Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham”

The Walking Dead: Season 5, Episode 7 – “Crossed”

In yet another largely unimpressive season, some of The Walking Dead‘s most interesting scenes this year concern the church, and, more specifically, involve Father Gabriel. When audiences were initially introduced to this character, he was annoying, meek, and naive. As the season has progressed, he is still annoying, but he has also proven himself to be crafty, surprisingly capable, and probably evil. Continue reading “The Walking Dead: Season 5, Episode 7 – “Crossed””

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (and Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling

I did not know anything about Mindy Kaling going into this book, other than a long-held assumption of mine that she was a Tina Fey wannabe. However, after reading her book, I have come to learn that Mindy Kaling actually is a Tina Fey wannabe. If you found yourself attracted to Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (and Other Concerns), do yourself a favor and just read Bossypants. Continue reading “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (and Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling”