lisa's reviews

Reading is the only thing in the world I am good at. A lifetime of reading, fifteen years of working in bookstores, and libraries, and an obsession with the written word makes me qualified enough to talk someone's ear off about books.  Now I am getting more ARCs than I have room for in the house.  Let me get back to reading them!

Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures - Emma Straub I love studio-era Hollywood so much that I was sure I would love this book, (I really wanted to!)but I just didn't. I can't imagine the author really loves the Hollywood of then because the book and its characters and descriptions of the movies are SO FLAT! I almost never think I could write the book better than the author who actually took the time to write it, but I think I could write the story of a studio-era actress a million times better than Emma Straub. So maybe I will.