Monday, September 17, 2012

Love at the Speed of Email by Lisa McKay

I have no idea why this book has such a high rating on Goodreads.  Ms. McKay if you see this review - please don't be pissed.

Y'all - this book was gouge-your-eyes-out-with-a-pencil boring. (Please refrain from bitching me out for writing my honest opinion.)  It was our August book club pick and I honestly thought I would enjoy it since it's a memoir of how Lisa and her husband met via the Internet & email correspondence.  Trust me! I have nothing against meeting a man online - I DID IT!  This has nothing to do with that at all - but everything to do with feeling like I was reading someones travel journal. I swear, just when something started to get super interesting, we were back to talking about where she's flying to.  Ugh. I just couldn't get into it - and yes, I did finish the entire book.  I was annoyed, plain and simple.  It reminded me why I rarely read memoirs.  This month, our book club pick is Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand and I'm REALLY hoping I enjoy it.  On my way to Seattle, I noticed a woman reading it and I took that as a good sign (fingers crossed!). But until then - I'm currently reading Insurgent, book 2 after Divergent by Veronica Roth.  Review coming soon!

Description:  "Lisa looks as if she has it made. She has turned her nomadic childhood and forensic psychology training into a successful career as a stress management trainer for humanitarian aid workers. She lives in Los Angeles, travels the world, and her first novel has just been published to some acclaim. But as she turns 31, Lisa realizes that she is still single, constantly on airplanes, and increasingly wondering where home is and what it really means to commit to a person, place, or career. When an intriguing stranger living on the other side of the world emails her out of the blue, she must decide whether she will risk trying to answer those questions. Her decision will change her life."

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