Quick takes- October 2017

Sing Unburied Sing. 4 stars. Great writing, somewhat uneven. Maybe not completely memorable but solid lit.

Forest Dark. 3 stars. Hate to say it, but this was kind of a slog. Seems like it should have been a memoir- then I would never have read it.

Jillian. 5 stars. OMFG this was hilarious and I loved it. Has the "not for everyone" tag, but it very much was for me.

The Grip of It. 3 stars. Creepy and suspenseful, but it fizzled out bigtime at the end.

The Misfortune of Marion...

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The week in review

I don't remember anything about this week, other than my six year old learning the facts of life, which led to the most endearing questions, which made this the best week ever.

I ended up being kind of disappointed in Manhattan Beach. The story was really great, but it kind of dragged, especially toward the end. I am very spoiler-averse, so I'll just say there was a plot point in the second half that I hated, and I always hate when I see this in fiction, movies, tv etc, so that kind of...

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The week in review

I feel like I slept about a total of three hours all week. It's only October and I'm already burned out on the school year.

But who cares about that, because The World of Tomorrow was so good! Such a satisfying ending. If I haven't convinced you to pick this one up by now, I don't know what more I can do. Instant favorite.

I thought I would maintain that momentum with Forest Dark. I'd been eagerly awaiting this for a long time, because I loved History of Love so much. (I never finished...

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