What From Black Heels to Tractor Wheels is about:
Read along as I recount the rip-roaring details of my unlikely romance with a chaps-wearing cowboy, from the early days of our courtship (complete with cows, horses, prairie fire, and passion) all the way through the first year of our marriage, which would be filled with more challenge and strifeand manurethan I ever could have expected.
The Three Reasons Review is a simple way to get your thoughts out there about a book. The reasons are as follows complete with fancy button:
I've been reading Ree's blog for a number of years and even bought one of her cookbooks. I liked the person behind the blog and was interested in knowing more about her.
2.) Reasons you liked or disliked this book
10 hours of Ree's voice was almost more than I could take. By about disc 6, I was contemplating throwing the whole audio box out the window, until I realized that I didn't own it and the library would charge me a huge fine!! If I had to hear her go on about her damn Anne Klein jeans or being a stuck-up city girl one more time I could have throttled her. So, I guess you can see that I really didn't care for the audio version of this book at all.....not one dang bit! Aw shucks! I hated hearing about her projectile vomiting when she was sick from flying. Did I need to know what color (chartreuse) her vomit was after she gave birth to her first child??? Did I need to know about the nurses cleaning up her nether regions??? Is she some type of livestock? By the way....who says nether regions???? Whatever!! Her voice is annoying, she is annoying, Marlboro man being referred to as Marlboro man if FREAKING annoying, being a city girl stuck out in the fields of no where is annoying, oh golly how will I survive without my designer brands was annoying.
3.) Reasons you are recommending this book
I'm not. Unless of course you adore Ree and can't get enough of her voice. Which by the way you would think that the author reading their own work would have some type of inflection and personality while reading their own words....wouldn't you? Well, she doesn't. What a horrible experience. I should have thrown it out the window!
P.S. I sat back and reviewed this thinking to myself that I was pretty harsh. I contemplated softening it up a bit, but then decided to just let it rip!
Source: Public Library
Bookish Thoughts #30
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Ok, coffee has been cleaned off the keyboard and I can now comment :-)ReplyDelete
I used to read her blog regularly but haven't in a while. I like her in small doses now. Not sure I'd have made it to the end of the audio. Authors reading their books are hit or miss for me. Wonder why that is.
LOL!! I have to giggle at your review!! Listening to a voice for that long would probably drive anyone nuts!! Sorry the book was bad!!ReplyDelete
OMG, this sounds horrible! But I loved your review of the challenge, strife, and manure (not to mention chartreuse vomit)!ReplyDelete
I read the entire thing via her blog before it was made into a book. She posted it in chunks. I really got tired of her when she became known. I read her blog initially because of her gorgeous photos. Her recipes turn out only 50% of the time and all that talk about her hunky husband turned me off after 3 years of it.ReplyDelete
You are so good when you "let it rip." Your review was just plain fun. As you know I liked the book but then I read it when it appeared on her blog, a chapter at a time. I think it took over a year for it to come out. Small doses, and in my own voice was probably better. But I am sorry for your 10 hours of pain.ReplyDelete
She is def. one of those people who brings out extreme emotions in people; rather like Martha Stewart does. I have no opinion or even interest in her, but I think I'm in the minority.ReplyDelete
I need an afternoon laugh Staci! Thank you.ReplyDelete
I've checked her blog out once and twice and just felt it wasn't for me.
Reading the book wasn't any better. She certainly annoyed me. I love her blog but a whole book of writing was too much for me.ReplyDelete
Loved your review and your honesty. I am so easily annoyed by narrators' voices, that's why I don't listen to audio books.ReplyDelete
You are too funny. I read it when she posted bits on her blog and found it humorous in small doses. Can see how it would be a bit much reading or listening to the whole sage. I used to read her blog all the time but the more famous she got, the less I enjoyed reading it. Oh well! Nice to say we knew her when.ReplyDelete
I have never read her blogs so for me this would just not hit homeReplyDelete
What a great review! I loved your honesty. I tried watching her show on The Food Network but could not get past her voice so listening to an entire audio book takes great stamina! I was an loyal follower of PW when I first discovered her but I've moved on. I'm happy for her success but I'm no longer contributing to it.ReplyDelete
LOL! I'm so glad that you shared your honest thoughts on it! I'm gonna admit that I probably just would have given up and stopped listening to it. It doesn't sound like my kind of book at all. Thanks for sharing though!ReplyDelete
Well this sure brightened up my morning coffee - you are so funny! Thanks for listening to this one for us... you've obviously saved us all the pain ;-)ReplyDelete
LOL! Thank you for the laugh. Not something I'd really be interested in reading, but your review was just gosh darn fun ;)ReplyDelete
Thanks for letting it rip! I've been tempted to jump on the Ree bandwagon more than once but you've just convinced me that I would only want to jump right back off again.ReplyDelete
Dang it, I just snorted water out my nose. Honest, harsh, hilarious ... loved it!! and aww shucks I'll pass ;)ReplyDelete
Ahhh HaHaHaHaHa! I'm deathly afraid of this audiobook now. I have it in iTunes awaiting uploading to my iPod because Les (Lesley's Book Nook) loved it! I never even heard of this woman until I read about her on Les's blog. I haven't been drawn to it yet and now I'm not sure I'll even give it a chance. We'll see. Sorry it was such a negative experience for you.ReplyDelete