I read one of my oldest (2017) dust-collecting BOTM books! I absolutely effing hated it, but I read it!
Horrible people being just nasty and self-centered, a plot that I really didn‘t give a damn about, and a stupid ending.
It was short & I persisted to finish—my #BookSpin.😉
I was not particularly in love with this book about the startup tech culture in New York City. I hated everyone until the end, and didn‘t much care what happened to them. That said, the story was interesting enough that I didn‘t bail. Also, I listened to the audiobook, and the narrator was great! A bit jarring at first because she‘s so fast-paced, but that made it perfect for the world of this book.
So this is the book that my dog tried to eat, and as far as I‘m concerned, he can finish the job. This is a book about sexual harassment set in the NYC tech scene and I was expecting something “juicier,” I guess. Also, I just didn‘t give a flip about any of the characters, and the ending was unsatisfying.
The author is co-host of 2 podcasts, so this is for #booked2019 #relatedtoapodcast
This is what happens when you leave a book out in the open and within reach of an unsupervised paper-shredding obsessed dog! Luckily, he only destroyed the cover and front matter pages before he was caught. 😫 #wildcard #anewchapter
Okay...tad bit of a stretch, so bear with me. One of my first #BOTM books (and of course I haven‘t read it yet), this is a novel set in a startup company and examines the rise and fall of said company. When one of the founders is caught doing something bad, it‘s up to others working in the company to handle the fallout and keep the company going. This novel takes place in Manhattan. #TenthAvenueFallOut #WinterWonderland
Finished, 33/50 this year
It was alright. I never got lost in it, never bonded with the characters, I guess I just didn't care. I did care enough that I wanted to know how it would end, it was such an easy read that even without feeling connected to it I still read it pretty fast, which is a good thing. I don't know, it felt like the author had a lot of important things to say about something very important but the characters just felt flat to me.
Started my next book and dang, another book that's going to have me smoking like a chimney. I'm very easily influenced, if someone says "smoke" or "cigarette" I suddenly and desperately need a cigarette ?I know it's not funny but what else can I do but admit and laugh at my faults.
Started digging through my Kindle looking for a new read and found this. I‘ve been meaning to read this for a while, but I have so many books that things get lost in the shuffle sometimes (I know, too many books, so horrible! 😂😂)Has anyone read it?
A satircal look at the lives of a group of characters living in New York in the tech bubble. The apps in the story were suitably absurd. You wouldn't want to be friends with any of the characters but they were a well-rounded, diverse cast. The author makes some good points about the culture of casual sexual harassment and there were some genuinely funny moments.
1. Print or ebooks. I have only just joined the audiobook party - I've listened to 3 audiobooks so far.
2. On the sofa.
3. I mostly drink coffee or wine when I'm reading, although I do like tea sometimes too. Chocolate for a snack!
4. Multiple books. I like to dip in and out like a bee tasting flowers!
5. Anytime, but there is something lovely about reading late at night with no distractions.
She also felt like there was something slightly more insidious going on, about how you were now supposed to feel like your work was your everything: where you got your paycheck, yes, but also where you got fed and where you found your social circle.
Everything had started bleeding into everything else.
When she got to the F train, she put her headphones on - she wasn't actually listening to anything, but this ensured that no one would talk to her - and closed her eyes. Even though she was surrounded by people, her commute was the only time when she felt blissfully alone.
This book is certainly relevant for a lot of #mygeneration - including myself and my husband. It was fun to read a satirical account of the world that I have recently found myself a part of. An entertaining read!
I didn't realize how much I would love this book. SO timely just coming off the Google Memo about women in tech. I started it to familiarize myself with tech terminology before a round of job interviews, stayed for the fully realized characters, male and female: sympathetic villains and flawed protagonists. Highly recommend! 5 Peaches 🍑🍑🍑🍑🍑
Mom I am totally bored.
Maybe I had high expectations for the book, however, I thought it took too long to reach the climax. Then the book tried to quickly wrap up from there. I know that I shouldn't be expecting all the plot lines tied up with a bow, but I really expected more of there was a scandal, and here's the fall out from the scandal.
My #currentread next to my very first ereader. It feels like a brick, had a whopping 4mb (!) of memory, and had a monochrome screen that gave me headaches. And I loved it. 😊 I blasted through 75% of this book yesterday. It's a quick, super fun read, especially if you're at all interested in the tech scene. 👍
Meh. Unlikeable characters and a plot that ultimately didn't add up to much. I only got through it after purchasing the audio book- the reader was awesome.
A fun, quick satire about the tech industry and startup culture in NYC. It was a bit fluffy and the character development was on the lighter side but I found myself engrossed several times during my reading. It's between so-so and pick for me. A good summer fun book to enjoy at the beach!