Quick takes- April 2017

A Gentleman in Moscow. 5 stars. Utterly charming historical fiction. The main character made me think of Ralph Fiennes saying, "Would that it were so simple," in Hail Caesar. If you saw that movie, then you know how charming this character is.

Homesick for Another World. 5 stars. Really great short story collection. This author likes it dark and is unapologetic and I love her for it.

The Sellout. 3 stars. I kept with this even though I hated the writing style. It was like listening to...

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The week in review

This has been the longest week! I'm genuinely shocked to realize that Whidbey was only a few days ago. Time does not fly.

I finished Exit West very quickly. (Not bragging, it's a short and fast one.) This was a real little gem. I found it so incredibly moving and I am so glad I wasn't in a public place when I was getting toward the end. Kind of an out of nowhere ugly cry there. High recommend.

After that I moved on to All our Wrong Todays. This was pretty much Back to the Future meets...

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The week in review

I was kind of a reading machine this week. I'm on the countdown to summer!

I finished Allegedly over the weekend, and had the exact opposite experience as everyone else I know who's read it. I was pretty much hating it the entire time, and then that ending, the ending that I'd heard ruins the whole thing, turned it around for me. It was so camp! Unless it was supposed to be Very Serious, in which case, yeah the ending ruins it. But I think if you go into it feeling a Lifetime movie vibe,...

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Kill your darlings

I try so hard to manage my library holds, but once again, a ton of hot ones came up at once, and I'm having that can't-read-them-all-can't-renew-them reader panic. Here are the contestants in the "which one will be returned unread?" sweepstakes. ( Jessica)

Our Short History- This author is very hit or miss for me, but I'm weirdly drawn to her. Looks like just the kind of thing I love to read. I only have it for ten more days, and there are some other ones I...

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