Quick takes- July 2017

Made for Love. 5 stars. Super twisted and weird. Strangely touching at the same time. I think I'll probably read everything she writes from now on.

Swimming Lessons. 2 stars. Ugh, where do I start? So tedious and badly done. I feel like I love epistolary novels, except that so many of them are bad.

Eat Only When You're Hungry. 5 stars. I loved the writing, and loved how it let things be complicated. I don't know who I liked or who I was rooting for. This is a little gem.

The Seven...

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The week in review

Super fun busy week, with sleepovers, playdates, and did I mention Ragnar yet? Summer, never leave me.

Ill Will was a weird choice for a summer read, but I kind of loved it. This is one of those books where I could see a legitimate case for a one, a two, a three, a four, or a five star rating. It was dark and disturbing and trippy and left some things up in the air, and had a weird device that I liked but was also slightly annoying. I don't know how strongly I can recommend this one...

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The week in review

Special Thursday edition of the week in review, because tomorrow I'll be runner #5! I'm so nervous excited nervous excited and nervous some more.

I read most of Permanent Midnight over the weekend. Even though memoirs aren't usually my thing, this one is pretty interesting. It's fascinating how many times he goes through the hell of getting clean just to start using again. I've never had any real struggle with addiction and it just blows my mind. I kind of want it to be more juicy with...

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Reading on borrowed time

Just the other day, I mentioned that I had no books out from the library. Even though I have a zillion unread books at home, it still was very unsettling, and may never happen again. Luckily, I made it down to my favorite place on earth yesterday, and there were ten holds right there waiting for me. Which ones will exceed expectations? Which will disappoint? Which one will sadly be returned unread?

Hunger- Um, yeah, there is no way that Roxane Gay's memoir about her...

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