June 29, 2014

Series Sunday: Orange is the New Black


Series Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie of Precision Reviews. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
  • Read an installment of a series.
  • Share your review/recommendation below.
  • Include the title, author and series name.

"All those years ago I wanted to have an adventure, an outrageous experience, and the fact of it being illegal made it all the more exciting." ~ pg. 258

My Series Sunday pick is Orange is the New Black, the book by Piper Kerman and the Season 2 Netflix series starring Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman. She was living happily in a NYC apartment with a promising career and boyfriend when the FBI showed up at her door investigating a ten-year-old drug crime. After pleading guilty, she spent 15 months in a women's prison.

I loved the back stories of the characters on season 2. Although it made it apparent how Piper has the least interesting story among the ladies of Litchfield. After finally reading the book that inspired the show series, I see why. Piper's history with Alex wasn't all that juicy. Drug crimes are not petty but Piper is hardly a hardcore criminal. The book focused on her experience from indictment to spending almost six years under supervision by the feds, to serving time in prison. What I love about the show was not discussed in the book—the other inmates.

Perfect segue into my one-liner comments to the inmates and other characters. Oh has my opinion changed for every single character!

Piper: Not so interesting in comparison.
Lorna: I knew you were an unrealized crazy.
Nicky: Proud of you. Don't let me down.
Taystee: Learn to appreciate genuine friendship and recognize true enemies.
Crazy Eyes: I don't like you anymore. That is all.
Janae: You are strong to keep surviving the SHU.
Healy: Be the good guy, counselor. I know you care.
Caputo: Don't fuck this up. Do right by these ladies.
Larry: Asshat. How could you?!
Polly: See above.
Gloria: Give the kitchen back to Red, girl.
Sophia: Keep standing proud.
Big Boo: You need these people. WTF
Yadriel: Hey boo, hey!
Cindy: You are exactly how I imagine TSA. Hee-larry-us!
Sister Ingalls: You go, sister!
Rosa: I enjoyed your back story the most. FASTER!
Daya & John: I hope it works out for y'all. I really do.
Red: Too trusting with a good heart. Like you more.
Vee: Oh, you bitch.
Soso: Girl, what? I'mma need you to eat and take a shower.
Pennsatucky: Teeth yasss, haircut ewww no.
Alex: Come back! You are safer inside.
Poussey: You. Are. My. Fave. <3

Follow OITNB on Instagram for cast photos and updates. OITNB is now streaming on Netflix. Binge now!

Title: Orange is the New Black
Author: Piper Kerman
Published: April 2010
Pages: 278
Episodes: 13
Edition: eBook and Netflix
eBook Rating: ♥♥
S2 Rating: ♥♥♥♥


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