Mycroft and Sherlock, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse
I love the classic detective novel and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle mastered it. However, I don't care for classics. I know I'm supposed to love them, but I don't and I've come to terms with that. So, modern, updated stories based on Sherlock, his brother, Mycroft, and his arch nemesis, Moriarty, are my jam. I love them. I'm going off on a tangent here, but if you haven't read Anthony Horowitz's books about the trio, do it. They're great. Back to Mycroft and Sherlock. I chose this one simply because last Thursday, when I was co-writing Winter with my writing partner, she mentioned that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had written a book. To my knowledge, Abdul-Jabbar was an awesome basketball player who played professionally for a million years. I had no idea he was a writer, but apparently he is. The more you know (insert star swoosh).
So, Mycroft and Sherlock. They're both brilliant. They're both kind of jerks and they don't get along. This book is no different. But, when the brothers realize they're working toward the same goal, they have to put aside their many, many differences and work together.
Beastie Boys Book
I love the Beastie Boys and this book is so much fun. This six hundred page tome contains pictures, illustrations, recipes, snippets from Amy Poehler, Wes Anderson, and Spike Jonze, and a lot more. Beastie Boys Book, which is such an unoriginal title that it's hilarious, is unlike any other music memoir. And, just like the Beastie Boys themselves, it's so much fun I can't stand it.
What's JP doing?:
I don't know what he's doing. He hasn't had a book out in a while. Well, like, three weeks. But, for him, that's a long time. I poke fun a him, but I hope he's okay.
Pick of the Week:
Nine Perfect Strangers, Liane Moriarty
I pre-ordered this book months ago. Like, the moment I heard it was available. I first read Big Little Lies on a whim a few years ago and I have been obsessed with Liane Moriarty ever since. Her books are so entertaining and she really examines the complexity of relationships, especially relationships between women, in such a fun way. She also does this brilliant thing where her books begin with an event happening. Big Little Lies, for example, begins at Trivia Night at the school and it's revealed pretty quickly that someone is dead. Sorry if I'm spoiling here, but the book has been out for years and the show blew everyone's mind last year. So, you know someone is dead. You don't know who or how or why. She then spends the rest of the book filling you in. It's a brilliant strategy and I fall for it every time.
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