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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do… But You Could’ve Done Better Review

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do... But You Could've Done BetterTitle: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do… But You Could’ve Done Better
 
Author: Hillary Campbell
 
Genre: Humor
 
Series: N/A
 
Goodreads Rating: b
 
 

Synopsis: Anonymous break up stories from men and women, old and young, serious and silly and the cartoons that inspired them. Author and artist Hilary Campbell turns the painful into the hilarious, validating emotions from forgotten middle school tragedies to relationships that ended only hours ago.

Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and cartoonist. Her films have won top prizes at Slamdance, SF IndieFest, and more. She was the co-illustrator of Jessica Bennett’s critically acclaimed Feminist Fight Club.Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, But You Could’ve Done Better is her first book of cartoons.

 
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Most of the stories are pretty cringe but some are funny. I especially like the one about the guy who upon being dumped by his girlfriend throws his game boy at her head and runs away barefoot!

Overall though they are more….uncomfortable than humorous.

Probably be good for anyone going through a break-up.

 
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My Rating: 3 star review
 
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Little Moments of Love Review

Little Moments of LoveTitle: Little Moments of Love
 
Author: Catana Chetwynd
 
Genre: Comics
 
Series: n/a
 
Goodreads Rating: 4.07/5
 
 

Synopsis: Soppy meets Sarah’s Scribbles in this sweet collection of comics about the simple, precious, silly, everyday moments that make up a relationship.

What began as stray doodles on scraps of paper became an internet sensation when Catana Chetwynd’s boyfriend shared her drawings online. Now, Catana Comics touches millions of readers with its sweet, relatable humor. Little Moments of Love collects just that – the little moments that are the best parts of being with the person you love.

 
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What I thought about the book: I loved this!! It was just so sweet and cute and so relatable.
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It would make a lovely little gift for your significant other and you can both giggle over how cute you are.
 
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My Rating: 5 star review
 
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My Lady’s Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel Review

My Lady's Choosing: An Interactive Romance NovelTitle: My Lady’s Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel
 
Author: Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris
 
Genre: Romance
 
Series: N/A
 
Goodreads Rating: 3.59/5
 
 

Synopsis: The romance novel that lets you pick your path, follow your heart, and find happily ever after

You are the plucky but penniless heroine in the center of eighteenth-century society, courtship season has begun, and your future is at hand. Will you flip forward fetchingly to find love with the bantering baronet Sir Benedict Granville? Or turn the page to true love with the hardworking, horse-loving highlander Captain Angus McTaggart? Or perhaps race through the chapters chasing a good (and arousing) man gone mad, bad, and scandalous to know, Lord Garraway Craven? Or read on recklessly and take to the Continent as the “traveling companion” of the spirited and adventuresome Lady Evangeline? Or yet some other intriguing fate? Make choices, turn pages, and discover all the daring delights of the multiple (and intertwining!) storylines. And in every path you pick, beguiling illustrations bring all the lust and love to life.

 
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It was a fun book. A bit raunchier than I expected but in a silly way.

I was expecting it to be like Pride and Prejudice but it’s more like modern Historical Romances with manly Scotsmen “cabers” and so on…

For my adventure, I ran off with a hot Scot to the Highlands. It wasn’t just romance though. There was a murder mystery for me to puzzle out too which kept the story interesting. I liked how the option to naturally change adventures during the story came up a few times as well in case I got bored of my Scot (as if!).

Very enjoyable, good for a few giggles. A great light-hearted rainy day read that you can revisit and begin something new.

 
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My Rating: 4 star review
 
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Veggie Burger Atelier by Nina Olsson Review

 
Author: Nina Olsson
 
Genre: Cookbook, Vegetarian
 
Series: N/A
 
Goodreads Rating: 4.42/5
 
 
Synopsis: The veggie burger of the future is here! 

Using a vast arsenal of ingredients and techniques inspired by global flavors and traditions, Nourish Atelier’s Nina Olsson is here to disrupt your assumptions of what a burger can be. Veggie Burger Atelier is her one-stop guide to making the most flavorful, beautiful, and delicious meat-free burgers you’ve ever experienced.

Olsson shares her secret to the anatomy of the perfect veggie burger with considerations to texture, flavor, firmness, and juiciness. You will also learn substitutions that will let you veganize your burgers, or make them gluten-free. Veggie burgers have never been like this before! These veggie burgers are presented in incredible, full-color photography and with step-by-step instructions. Even if you don’t know your way around the kitchen, Veggie Burger Atelier will prove that you can make these veggie burgers like a pro.

 
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What I thought about the book:

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Absolutely fantastic!!

So many helpful tips and essential skills for making delicious well-rounded burgers, condiments and bread buns.

I love how the book is divided into regional flavours such as Northern European, Indian, and Southern American. It gives a really diverse flavour choice to suit pretty much anyone. They are so much more than just burgers!

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I think this book is a must for any vegetarian or vegan. It’s so helpful and gives so much choice! I’m certainly delighted to have it on my shelves and I will definitely be getting more books by Nina Olsson.

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My Rating: 5 star review
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Manfried the Man by Caitlin Major Review

Manfried the ManTitle: Manfried the Man
 
Author: Caitlin Major
 
Genre: Comics/ Humour
 
Series: N/A
 
Goodreads Rating: N/A Due for release May 1st, 2018
 
 

Synopsis: In this hilarious graphic novel, the roles of cats and humans are reversed, putting humanoid felines in charge of tiny, dimwitted little man-pets.

Manfried is a stray taken in by Steve Catson, a slacker with a dead-end job and nonexistent love life. Soon Manfried becomes the Garfield to Steve’s Jon Arbuckle: lazy, selfish, and sometimes maddening in his weird human behavior. Yet the pair depends on each other to get through life’s troubles. When Manfried runs away, Steve musters his meager resources to find his best man-friend and bring him home safe. Ultimately, both Steve and Manfried realize they’re capable of so much more than they thought.

 
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What I thought about the book:

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I think any cat lover would appreciate this book but for me, it could have been better.

There was too much focus on Steve (the cat) instead of Manfried (the man) where I think the most potential for humour lies. It would have worked better as a series of anecdotes as opposed to one complete story as well.

The story ends up being a bit mundane since it focuses on Steve, his unhappiness with life and reliance on his pet man for companionship. It’s just all too normal though there are a few humorous moments with Manfried such as his tinned man food of burgers, his tiny kitchen table for eating at and toy cars for playing with. They’re just too rare to make the book as a whole entertaining.

 
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My Rating: 2 star review
I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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