Review: Sex in the Sticks by Sawyer Bennett (2017)


My Rating: 4 stars                                          Read: 4/15/2017

Release Date: May 2, 2017


Wake up and feel the wood! In the first of a series of irresistible standalone romances from New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett, a city girl rediscovers love and lust in the Alaskan wilderness.

Valentine French may be the sassiest dating columnist in New York City, but the abundance of metrosexuals in her adopted metropolis is seriously cramping her style. Where are the beefy all-American boys? Hoping to find some inspiration, Val heads to Alaska, where the men outnumber the women fifteen to one and wrestle grizzly bears for sport. Or so she can only imagine. Suddenly the most eligible bachelorette in a town full of horny lumberjacks, Val is writing her best columns ever. But if she doesn’t get her nose out of her laptop, she just might miss out on Mr. Right. Continue reading “Review: Sex in the Sticks by Sawyer Bennett (2017)”


Review: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (1979)


My Rating: 4 stars                                          Read: 3/14/2017

Lists:  1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die 


  • Lifetime Challenge
  • 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die Challenge
  • The Milanof-Schock Library 2017 Challenge


Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of the The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out of work actor. Continue reading “Review: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (1979)”

Review: Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut (1973)


My Rating: 5 stars          Read: 2/24/2017


  • My Lifetime Challenge
  • 1001 Books to Read Before You Die Challenge


In Breakfast of Champions, one of Kurt Vonnegut’s  most beloved characters, the aging writer Kilgore Trout, finds to his horror that a Midwest car dealer is taking his fiction as truth. What follows is murderously funny satire, as Vonnegut looks at war, sex, racism, success, politics, and pollution in America and reminds us how to see the truth.


I read this for my lifetime challenge (1973). I listened to the audiobook read by Stanley Tucci.

This is such an odd book that it’s hard to know what to say in a review. First, it’s very entertaining. It kept my attention throughout and it felt short. I believe the audio book is around five and a half hours and I listened to it in one evening and, when I couldn’t keep my eyes open anymore, the next morning. Continue reading “Review: Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut (1973)”