Quick takes- September 2018

The Bed Moved. 2 stars. You can barely call this a collection. There is some decent stuff buried here but most of it feels like writing exercises than actual work.

The Golden State. 3 stars. So many mixed feelings about this. The deliberate run-on stream of consciousness style ultimately didn't do it for me, but I seem to be in the minority.

Confessions of the Fox. 3 stars. A very rare DNF for me. I wanted to like this one so much, and I kept with it for 250 pages, but this was just so...

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The week in review

This was Dash and Lucy's first full week of school. It went well but it felt like it was about 11 days long. If the first eight days of middle school are representative of the whole experience, this will be a breeze. (Don't listen to the narrator.) Anyway here's a picture of our cat reading Garfield.

The Summer Wives was a perfect end of summer novel. You really can always rely on Beatriz Williams to deliver. This jumps around among three different time periods and I was equally...

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