- File Size: 1375 KB
- Print Length: 67 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Sassy Women's Fiction (December 15, 2014)
- Publication Date: December 15, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00R334AE4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #590,008 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
#1 Learn Pole Dancing (Single Wide Female: The Bucket List) Kindle Edition
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In this he's very like the author. I don't think she realizes the mixed signals she's sending: we're supposed to be inspired by this character, yet we're also supposed to laugh at the loser situations the author puts her in...we're supposed to laugh at her humiliation. This is okay when the character is in on the joke and is laughing at herself, but the author makes it clear that we are not laughing with Sammy, we're laughing at her, because all she's feeling is a burning mortification. This isn't cool and I don't feel like laughing at this admirable character in any further "short stories". (They're actually chapters, as someone else said.) Too bad, because I really like Sammy. But, just like we can't pick our relatives, book characters don't get to choose who writes them.
Series: Single Wide Female: The Bucket List #1
Category /Genre: BBW, Chick-Lit
Recommended for: 18+ due to sexual content
Received from: Amazon purchase
Grammar/editing: A – near perfect
This is the first book in the Single Wide Female: The Bucket List series. They do need to be read in order.
Sammy has lost about seventy pounds and is now about 180. (That means she and I started at about the same place. I am not to 70 lbs, lost yet, but I’m working on it.) Before she lost the weight, she wrote a bucket list of sorts for when she was ready to take back her life. The first item, after losing weight, is “learn to pole dance.” What else will she learn?
I love Sammy’s best friend, Max. He loves her no matter her weight. I think we’ll find out he loves her, period. Sammy is fun, quirky, and sweet. She’ll call BS on a friend, or herself, equally as needed. I really like that about her.
This is a short story (approx. 44 pages), as is each of the other stories in this series. I kind-of like the serial format. It reminds me of old serial TV where each week was a continuation of a story. I’d love to read the rest of this series!
Onto the second problem: This is not a book, more like a chapter of a book. A lot of authors are splitting their e-books into small booklets to make more sales. More sales = more money. I don't blame them. My husband was a writer and I also write books. The publishing business does whatever it can to wring as much money out of the author as it can. If you are Steven King, you make a Billion or so out of your books. If you are Joe Smoe you will probably owe the publishing company money for the privilege of them publishing your book.
Onto the next technical problem: How many women out there actually listen to a man and are stupid enough to take their advice? What woman goes out in a leotard and tights when going to a gym? Even when I weighed 100 pounds I wore shorts/pants/clothing over my leotard. If a seam on your clothing suddenly gives way, you can normally hear it or feel it rip. Where did she put her house keys? Did she have her purse with her? Why Not? I almost always have my purse with me? Keys in purse, hide butt with purse, problem solved.
Onto the next technical problem: Janice suddenly had her name changed to Janet. That is why publishers have editors.
I understand the character wanting to celebrate losing weight by trying new things. The author should take the bucket list and make each one a book. With each step drawn out, every victory celebrated and every defeat commiserated.
The hook for me was learning pole dancing. As someone who gave this a whirl I thought it was a novel concept. I am not certain if Lillianna Blake has ever tried pole dancing but few people walk in the door and put on a 20 minute performance that leaves the skinny girls wanting donuts so they can be amazing too.wHen she rushed through that sequence with alarming perfection, thereby crossing it off Sammys list, she lost me. If Sammy is going to master everything on her first foray, why is she still working at a Laundromat?
The unrequited longing for the gorgeous but unattainable best boy friend who may secretly like her is so overdone. Sammy says she's crossing Max off her bucket list but I don't believe it.
I wanted to like this and do understand its a short story. I didn't expect complex character development but also didn't expect a compacted story line.
At some point I might pick up #2 which deals with blogging - which I am attempting as well.