Monday, April 19, 2010

I Has a Hotdog - Review

I Has a Hotdog (What Your Dog Is Really Thinking)
Grand Central Publishing, A Division of Hachette Book Group
ISBN 978-0-446-56638-4
$12.00 US / $13.50 Can

Synopsis:

Professor Happy Cat knows exactly what goes on in Dogs' minds and he has IHasaHotdog.com to prove it. Now you can share this knowledge in a handy-dandy dog friendly--sized book.

I HAS A BWAIN!!1!
An you thawt we dint! Now Professor Happycat tells you what's in it and, from I HAS A HOTDOG.com and beyond, lets over 200 LOLdogs loose on the world, all barking the truth about kibble, toys, and bad kitties. This collection of favorites and never-before-seen photos will have you barking for more! For all you hoomins, a LOLdog is a kay-nine picture with a funny, misspelled caption.

I Has a Hotdog is available April 20, and to celebrate the launch of book, they're running an I Has A Hotdog Book Launch Contest (ends 4/25)! Send your email address to iwantihasahotdog@cheezburger.com and you’ll be entered to win the grand prize pack of:

-Signed copy of I Has a Hotdog: What Your Dog Is Really Thinking by Ben Huh and the team that brought you the book.
- $100 lolmart.com gift certificate

For contest official rules, click here.


My Take:

Laugh out loud funny, this one had me rolling from the first photo :) Appealing to all ages, it was like having my favorite website in print form. I've loved the I Can Has Cheezeburger (funny cats with a misspelled caption) site, and I Can Has Hotdog is every bit as enjoyable, only starring canines. Ben Huh (aka Professor Happycat) is a former journalist turned dotcom entrepreneur and CEO of the Cheezburger Network, the company behind all these hugely popular blogs. Scroll waaaaay to the bottom of this blog to see one of my all time favorite photos from their sites :)

5 out of 5 stars :)

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I received this book free of charge to review.

PLEASE NOTE: I used pictures from the I can Has Hotdog site, not from the actual book to avoid spoilers :)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Dutch II - Angel's Revenge by Teri Woods - Review



Dutch II - Angel's Revenge by Teri Woods
Grand Central Publishing /Hachette Book Group
March 2010
ISBN # 978-0-446-55155-7
$14.99 US / $17.99 CAN

Synopsis:
He is the most merciless of his lieutenants, with style and skills that even the hardest hustlers fear . . . and none survive. And with Dutch gone, Angel is fueled by a shattering vendetta and methodically eliminating every successor, wannabe, and mobster trying to lead Dutch's madly profitable organization. The only person between her and ultimate control: One-eyed Roc-aka Rahman-Dutch's other trusted lieutenant and a man with his own zealous master plan. He and his crew are cleaning up the streets and righting his wrongs by any means necessary. And he's checkmating Angel's strengths and playing her every weakness. Neither can stop. Neither will give in. And they will never surrender Dutch's lethal legacy, even though their last devastating power play could destroy it all .

My Take:

Second in the Dutch Series, this book drew me in from the get go. Fast moving action and dialogue keeps the story going, while well detailed characters hook you completely. I think reading "Dutch" would have helped me fill in a few areas, but this one definitely stands alone.

Angel is back, out of prison and up to her old tricks. Roc, Dutch's other lieutenant, is also released but has been "saved" by religion and decides to clean up the streets. Angel and Roc both have completely different ideas for the streets, but their methods are the same, leading to tragedy and loss on both sides. Dutch II provides a no holds barred look at the inner workings of gangs, and what happens when their leaders die.

Explicitly detailed (NOT for under 18), with steamy scenes woven in, this was a fantastic read I couldn't put down.

4 out of 5 stars.

Married on Mondays by HoneyB - Review



Married on Mondays by HoneyB
Grand Central Publishing / Hachette Book Group
March 2010
ISBN # 978-0-446+58232-2
$21.99 US / $26.99 CAN

Synopsis:

By day, Valerie Cooper, Dierdra Dawson, and Foxy Brown assist their husbands, all partners at the law firm Brown, Cooper, and Dawson. But at night, they become Vanilla Cream, Cherry Cream, and Sugar Cream, and run an upscale swingers club called Creamé. Their clientele include everyone from judges, lawyers, politicians, and police officers, to soccer moms and housewives. Business is booming at the hottest club in town. Until the police chief extends an indecent proposal to Foxy: sleep with him, or go to jail.

My Take:

Another explicit dive into Urban Literature (NOT for under 18), Married on Mondays follows Valerie, Dierdra and Foxy as their lives twist from the normal working, married to their second career moonlighting as sexual fantasy helpers.

The story is very well written, and carries a depth and emotion to the characters. Valerie, Dierdra and Foxy are presented honestly, with their flaws and strengths clearly detailed. Sometimes sad (each lady struggles with their marriage and how their moonlighting affects their relationship) and always steamy, Married on Mondays is definitely an enjoyable read.

3 out of 5 stars.