This week, I am back to reading The Lido (I had neglected to charge my Kindle, so I wasn’t reading it for a while).
Such a sweet read (via Net Galley).
I finished American Housewife by Helen Ellis.
Meet the women of American Housewife: they wear lipstick, pearls, and sunscreen, even when it’s cloudy. They casserole. They pinwheel. They pump the salad spinner like it’s a CPR dummy. And then they kill a party crasher, carefully stepping around the body to pull cookies out of the oven. These twelve irresistible stories take us from a haunted prewar Manhattan apartment building to the set of a rigged reality television show, from the unique initiation ritual of a book club to the getaway car of a pageant princess on the lam, from the gallery opening of a tinfoil artist to the fitting room of a legendary lingerie shop. Vicious, fresh, and nutty as a poisoned Goo Goo Cluster, American Housewife is an uproarious, pointed commentary on womanhood.
This was a quick, fun read…some stories were a little weird, but I have to say I was entertained!
I finished listening to Single Malt Murder by Melinda Mullet.
I enjoyed it!
I thought the narrator, Gemma Dawson, did a great job with all the accents.
Will I purchase the next installment?
I think this will be a”buy it if its discounted or available via the library” series.
My current listen is a Audible Daily Deal.
I took a chance on this one as it is about superheros, not my genre.
Boy, am I glad I did.
I started this on my hour commute home and I laughed so much.
The book is Andrea Vernon and the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection by Alexander C. Kane.
Andrea Vernon always thought she would spend her life living in Paris writing thought-provoking historical novels all day and sipping wine on the Seine all night. But the reality is she’s drowning in debt, has no prospects, and is forced to move back to Queens, where her parents remind her daily that they are very interested in grandchildren.
Then, one morning, she is kidnapped, interviewed, and hired as an administrative assistant by the Corporation for UltraHuman Protection. Superheroes for hire, using their powers for good. What could possibly go wrong?
Her coworkers may be able to shoot lightning out of their hands or have skin made of diamonds, but they refuse to learn how to use the company’s database. She has a swell hook-up buddy relationship with The Big Axe, but he’s pushing to go exclusive. Then there’s the small matter of a giant alien space egg hovering over Yankee Stadium, threatening civilization as we know it.
Will Andrea find contentment in office drudgery? Can she make a life together with a guy who’s eight feet tall and never puts down his axe? And will she ever figure out how her boss likes her coffee?
This has no “hey, I’m Andrea and you’re all superheros?” moments.
This is just the norm in this world and you need to just go with it and enjoy the ride.
The narrator is AWESOME!
Bahni Turpin, Kudos to you!!
Have a good reading week!