Little Earthquakes

20 Nov

TADA! I finally finished this book! This has been a long hard battle for me and I’d have to say I was highly disappointed with this book up until the last few chapters. Midway through the book Jennifer Weiner finds a way to grab your attention but holding it was not her best value in my case. I was half interested instead of not interested at all and then at the very last chapter for each girl I had an emotional connection. But it took me until the last chapters. This book has a great storyline, great characters, and a real sense of living the lives of true people but it lacks that “I can’t put it down” feeling. The other thing that probably made me a little crazy was instead of “chapters” she had sections where the name of the person she was talking about was at the top and then a couple of pages and then the next person and so on. In the beginning this made it really hard for me to keep track who was who, where they came from, and what was that guys name I was probably supposed to remember? And then there was that one girl that you kept wondering why the heck is she even in this book until you get to the middle. So those are a little of my pet peeves. I rate this book a 2 and a half. It had potential but I wouldn’t suggest it to anyone who loves a book you can’t put down or they might just give up and put it down forever halfway through.

 Barnes and Nobles description of this book:

 In Jennifer Weiner’s richest, wittiest, most true-to-life novel yet, this highly acclaimed storyteller brings readers a tale of romance, friendship, forgiveness, and extreme sleep deprivation, as three very different women navigate one of life’s most wonderful and perilous transitions: the journey of new motherhood.

Rebecca Rothstein-Rabinowitz is a plump, sexy chef who has a wonderful husband, supportive friends, a restaurant that’s received citywide acclaim, a beautiful baby girl…and the mother-in-law from hell.

Kelly Day’s life looks picture-perfect. But behind the doors of her largely empty apartment, she’s struggling to balance work and motherhood and marriage, while entering Oliver’s every move (and movement) on a spreadsheet, and dealing with an unemployed husband who seems content to channel-surf for eight hours a day.

And Ayinde Towne is already on shaky ground, trying to live her life to the letter of a how-to guide called Baby Success, when her basketball superstar husband breaks her trust at the most vulnerable moment in her life, putting their marriage in peril — and their new family even more in the public eye.

Then there’s Lia Frederick, a Philadelphia native who has just come home, leaving Los Angeles behind, along with her glamorous Hollywood career, her husband, and a tragic secret, to start her life all over again.

With her trademark warmth and humor, Weiner tells the story of what happens after happily ever after…and how an eight-pound bundle of joy can shake up every woman’s sense of herself in the world around her.

From prenatal yoga to postbirth sex, from sisters and husbands to mothers and mothers-in-law, Little Earthquakes is a frank, funny, fiercely perceptive Diaper Genie-eye view of the comedies and tragedies of love and marriage.

If you are a mother to a young baby and have the patience for a book that peeks at the end then this one is for you!

Love Always,

J

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One Response to “Little Earthquakes”

  1. funkyfeisty November 20, 2010 at 12:28 pm #

    Hi! I’ve read Good in Bed but nothing else by her. I have a hard time finishing books that don’t suck me in. Used to be that I would finish a book no matter what. I still try but sometimes it just doesn’t work out.

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