The week in review

This was an all around great week. The kids were really into the Oscars this year and Lucy turned 10 and I got lots of good reading in. What more could I ask for?

I finished up my reread of Eureka Street, and found, for the most part, that it does hold up. I've always been so glad that I happened on this one way back when, because it's pretty off the radar. I'm almost positive it was a staff pick at a local bookstore at the time, so, yay for staff picks! Very engaging novel about the life...

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Quick takes- February 2017

The Most Dangerous Place on Earth. 3 stars. Very average, filled with stereotypes. Some nice writing and one very insightful chapter, this author could have potential.

Fractured. 2 stars. A total mess of a novel. Just read Big Little Lies instead.

Mothering Sunday. 4 stars. Slight, sweet little gem. Excellent female protagonist.

The Heavenly Table. 5 stars. I was not expecting to be into this at all and I ended up loving it. Grisly and hilarious and has heart. This really surprised...

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Jake Jackson? He doesn’t even know you exist.

"There are those nights when you're pushing thirty and life seems over. When you feel like you'll never tie up any ends and no one will ever kiss your lips again." I felt this way for approximately five minutes sometime around March of 2001, so it was excellent timing that I happened to read Eureka Street right at that moment. I fall in love with books all the time, but it's rare that something captures exactly how I feel, exactly when I'm feeling it. Those lines in the first...

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The week in review

I didn't get a ton of reading time in this week, mostly due to having the best Portland trip ever. Totally worth it, plus I read Roxane Gay's new book, so what more do you need?

I finished up The Vegetarian, and I was disappointed on two levels. This book is so polarizing, and when something's polarizing, I want to take a side. But I didn't love it or hate it. It started out very strong for me but I felt like it didn't go in a very interesting direction, then just fizzled out. I'm not...

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