Book & TV Reviews…They Go Together, Right?

Hi ya’ll. Happy Tuesday. Last night I finished reading Big Little Lies and watched the latest episode of #RHOC. Both were shocking but in very different ways. And since I love writing reviews on my favorite shows, I thought I would combine a review of my latest book and the latest episode of #RHOC.

Let’s start with Big Little Lies.

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This is probably the best book I’ve read in a while. I know I’m late to the party for this book, but I’m so glad I finally jumped on that train! I don’t want to give away any spoilers, so I’ll give just a brief overview.

This is a story of 3 mothers of kindergarten students in Australia. The book follows their 3 lives, how they are intertwined and how their seemingly perfect lives all fell to the wayside at a school trivia night.

It’s a little bit of a mystery book, which isn’t really my thing. But from the first chapter, I found myself just wanting to keep turning the page! Or to keep clicking through pages because I was reading on my Kindle. I love solving the story, especially during Law and Order: SVU. And this book is like the literary version of the show. Not in the content, but in wanting to solve the mystery.

The end was my favorite part because I totally didn’t see it coming! I gasped and said, “What?!” It was that good. I really enjoyed reading this book and I want to keep reading books by Liane Moriarty and reading in general.

Now onto #RHOC

Overall, I really liked this episode. It reminded me of the old housewives episodes. It was a lot of fun, with a hint of drama. #perfection

Shannon v. Meghan for charity! We start the episode with a preview of Meghan planning a charity event and reaching out to Shannon for help. Shannon claims she doesn’t know who is calling and basically blows Meghan off. It was totally uncomfortable to watch, especially because Meghan made the phone call in front of a caterer and her husband.

Heather launching a “champagne” makes total sense. (It’s not technically a champagne because it doesn’t come from the champagne district in France). The bottle is gorgeous and I do like the name. I do think it’s a little strange to name a drink after a 4-year-old, but whatevs. Heather is having a launch party for Collette and all the ladies, except Vicki, travel to Napa via a private jet together.

On the jet, Tamra and Katie discuss the Lord. Was anyone else uncomfortable when Tamra said, “I’m saved. And if you don’t like it, you can suck it.” Didn’t she call Alexis “Jesus Jugs?” She must not have been “saved” then. Who am I to judge, I suppose?

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The party itself seemed really fun and Heather got pretty lit, which I loved. She seems like a fun drunk that I would want to hang with.

There’s more drama with Shannon and David. I’m over it. To me, you leave a cheating husband. Once a cheater, always a cheater.

Meghan comes up to Shannon at the party to discuss their awkward phone call and Shannon FREAKS. She was scary angry. Meghan tried to say that she wanted some advice on throwing a charity event for a charity that Shannon has worked with previously. Shannon did not like that her phone number was given out and that some “stranger” called her while her kids were in the car. It was bizarre.

I think everyone should just enjoy the “champs.”

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What books are you currently reading? Do you think someone can really be “saved” like Tamra?

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