Sunday, March 20, 2016

Short Review and Announcement: Why Do Dramas Do That? Part 1

Why Do Dramas Do That?  Part 1

by javabeans & girlfriday @ Dramabeans

~ Goodreads ~

Rating:  4 Stars

**Side note on 3/20/2016:  This review was written in 2013 when I was still greatly obsessed with K-drama and all things K-drama including the entertainingly written Dramabeans discussion blog about all things K-drama.  Three years into the present, I'm not sure I would have given this book such a high rating as it turned out to be little bites and snippets, not quite worth the money paid for it, and slightly unsatisfactory--reading between the lines at the Dramabeans blog would have given the same information, really.  

But as a contribution to the girls who upkeep the K-drama blog, that gives K-drama fans great discussion and entertaining reading, I think it's money well-spent.  Thus, I don't regret spending the money.  For someone not so inclined to love K-drama, this is not the best book in the world.

Below the short review, you will find a sort of first impression post written the exact same day.  This was an extremely short book at under 100 pages (97 pages on the Kindle).  Also, it seems that Part 2 was either never written, or I just missed it somehow.

The Short Review:  (Originally posted on 10/3/2013.)

Well, it wasn't what I was expecting (not all of it), but I still had fun reading through this little "guide" for K-dramas.  Some sections I kind of hoped would have been a little bit longer with some more examples from drama-land, but we take what we get, right?

Still, it was just as entertaining as it usually is reading from the Dramabeans blog, and for that, I'm satisfied.

As I said before, I will read anything these ladies churn out, even if I don't always agree with some of their opinions.  They are witty and creative and that, for me, is just enough.  I mean, sometimes reading their drama series recaps and reviews are just so much more fun than actually watching the drama series itself.

Looking forward to Part 2 now, which I'm sure won't be far behind.

This review was originally posted at Ani's Book Abyss / BookLikes in October 2013.

The First Impression Post:  (Originally posted on 10/3/2013.)

In an entirely biased opinion, I will read anything that these ladies write (whether or not I like or agree with them is a different story), so when I learned that they were pushing out a book about their opinions on K-drama pop culture, I was pretty ecstatic.

So here it is, and so far, it's been pretty informative and lots of fun.  Available in e-book format only, here's a quick post update from them about the book itself:

Why Do Dramas Do That?: The Book Launch

If K-dramas is also your thing, here is a link to their blog that I may or may not follow a little too religiously... sometimes... or almost every day...

This review was originally posted at Ani's Book Abyss / BookLikes in October 2013.

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