Fun, fun, fun rom-com with a nod to some of my favorite romantic comedies (Nora Ephron!). This is a light read that ends pretty much the way you‘d expect. It was just what I needed this week. #audiobook #Libby
@megnews is hosting the #RoadTripUSA2022 challenge, trying to visit each state (via book, of course!) this year. Love the idea of these #TravelTuesdays !!
I'm a lifetime Buckeye & think Ohio's big must-not-miss definitely has to be the Hocking Hills region. I'm rather passionately fond of my state & get a little defensive when people blow it off as “just“ corn, when, first off, corn is awesome 😂
I was delighted to realize the tagged book is ⬇
I have some mixed feelings about this one, and am not even sure I can explain why haha What I loved - the humor, the side characters, the warm friendships, the PG-13 rating, and of course the setting of German Village in Columbus, referencing so many places (including the Book Loft!!) that I know and have visited. What I didn't like? I guess the MC's tendency to assume the worst of the male MC. Like she starts hating on him immediately with ⬇️
I‘ve heard lots of great things about this book but I was disappointed by how flat it was. Annie is a rom-com obsessed romantic who is waiting for the perfect man (Tom Hanks). A movie starts filming in her town and she starts working on the set and she meets the male lead - Drew. Very predictable in places but can Annie find love with a man who is in town only for a few days.
A sweet, cute read but disappointed overall after all the hype.
This book was a definite 2 stars. There were times I thought it was cute and I laughed. But the main character was just sooo unlikable. The way she put everyone on an unattainable pedestal and then wondered why she couldn't find love. And the story was super predictable and unrealistic. The only reason it's getting 2 stars is because it did make me laugh.
A cute and quick story. I couldn‘t help but smile many times. A bit predictable but it was the perfect comfort read for me. It ended much too quickly and abruptly. I think that it should have gone into what happened to the main couple after. Even better would be if a second book was the aftermath story. I‘d read it. Otherwise an enjoyable, quick read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This is a fast, easy read that focuses on the main character‘s obsession with romantic comedy movies as she stumbles into a romance of her own. I enjoyed the characters and the love interest is swoony but the storyline was too unbelievable for me. However it did read like a romantic comedy movie and although some moments were over the top, it was done so to match the vibe of a rom com. If you love rom coms you have to read this book!
After the heaviness of the book I read before this, I needed something light and happy. And Waiting for Tom Hanks did not disappoint. It‘s basically Notting Hill in reverse; annie gets a job working on a movie filming in her neighborhood and has a meet-cute with movie star Drew Danforth. It‘s a cute story, I laughed out loud several times, and all the supporting characters were great. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
This book was super cute and a pretty quick read. I totally felt for Annie, I have been that girl, heck I am that girl, that sees “perfect” relationships in movies and around her and wishes for that for herself. I loved this book so much and highly recommend it!!
If you are a fan of "chick flicks", then this is the book for you! This highly readable story engaged me from the start. Winfrey and I could be friends. I chuckled a lot and found so many moments to be relatable AND quotable. Ground breaking? No. Predictable? Yes. But romcoms are the comfort food of pop culture. They aren't deep, they are fun. Given those conditions, Winfrey delivered what was promised. And really, who doesn't love Tom Hanks?
Kerry Winfrey‘s Waiting for Tom Hanks is a sweet, frothy, quirky romance whose foundation in the movies means every fellow fan of When Harry Met Sally or Sleepless in Seattle will be giddy.⠀
Annie has survived a life of tragedy to find contentment in living with her uncle Don, hanging out at the local coffee shop with her best friend, and writing freelance articles for online publications about an array of topics (hemorrhoids, anyone?). ⬇️
I loved this book so much and it was exactly what I needed to get out of this months long slump I‘ve been in. It‘s also made me want to watch You‘ve Got Mail, but sadly no streaming service I have had it and I‘m too cheap to buy it off iTunes. But I am in a Rom-Com mood.
My spoils from my visit to The Book Loft. Cute place, lots of rooms, damn near got lost inside. I've nearly picked up Waiting for Tom Hanks a few times & passed, saying not today. I finally pulled the trigger and imagine my surprise when the cashier told me a scene takes place right there in The Book Loft! 😃 So whether it was serendipity or kismet or sheer dumb luck, I am super jazzed about my choice and the receipt will clearly be the bookmark.
1. I like the newer romance, for example the tagged book. I'm not into the bustier buster ones lol
2. My hubby and I went out for lunch and book shopping today, but we both usually prefer to stay home.
3. Books! Okay, chocolates. But I like flowers, too.
4. I love Charley and Reyes in the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones.
#friyayintro @howjessreads @4thhouseontheleft
If like me you like to read light, fluffy romance in February, you may like this book. It was cute and a quick read. Lots of rom-com references and some awkward-funny scenes.
This was a great light-hearted read & helped me recover from several emotional books. It‘s not the greatest romance book, but I enjoyed the movie references (there were a few too many), the fantasy romance, & the setting. I didn‘t love the ending, but I loved that there‘s a scene in The Book Loft in Columbus. Got a few spaces for bingo @4thhouseontheleft
This is my book for Ohio #readtheUSA2020
@TK421 @cobwebmoth Have you all read this yet?
BOOK REVIEW ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ just finished up reading #WaitingForTomHanks by @kerrywinfrey and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I did feel as though Annie was a little on the annoying side about making sure her life aligned up to the likings of a romcom but she started to grow on me as the story played out! I will definitely be reading more from Kerry Winfrey! ❤️
Maybe it‘s this killer migraine, but this one just didn‘t do it for me. Very bland, obsessive love letter to Nora Ephron and rom-coms, was found the heroine beyond ridiculous and the plot too twee. Quick, light read, but it didn‘t give me the warm fuzzies I wanted. 👍🏼👍🏼1/2
My current reads. A Discovery of Witches is for a buddy read in a book group. I don't know that I will finish it though. Waiting For Tom Hanks I've been listening to the audiobook and enjoying it. I'm finally feeling better after being sick the last month and dealing with migraines. So I just wanted something light and easy to start the year off with.
Cute and fun, but it‘s a so-so from me because I enjoyed literally every other character more than our narrator Annie. I will absolutely be reading the second book about her best friend Chloe and hoping for a guest appearance in that one from Uncle Don and his D&D group though 😂
Now to see if I can get through anything else in my library stack before 2019 ends...
This was between a pick and a so-so for me. Annie loves rom-coms, and relates her life to them, including finding love. It gets a little annoying that she's looking for several very specific rom-com elements to be present in order for her to know she's found the right guy to fall in love with. I feel like this could have been a much shorter story. It's not bad, but I didn't think it was great. It was an ok #audiowalking book to listen to.