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 again. I somehow managed to get a lot of reading in even though I feel like I was busy busy busy every day.

Our Little Racket was okay, but it should have been so much better. I love WASPy New England family dramas, and I'm always interested in fiction related to the 2008 crash, so I was prepared to love this. The characters are great, and so is the writing, but the story is sort of drawn out and limited on plot. It felt more like a situation than a story and it had no...

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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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The week in review

This was a really weird week, and I feel like it was 11 days long.

Lucky Boy started out so strong. I was hooked on the story right away. I don't know where exactly things turned, but eventually it was kind of a slog. The main conflict ends up being between foster parents and a birth mother fighting over a child, and it just felt so uneven, I couldn't invest myself in it. I mean, there's a difference between fostering and adopting, I really didn't have sympathy for the foster parents,...

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