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...

Continue Reading

The week in review

I read fast when I'm loving something, and even faster when I'm hating something. So we have a lot to cover this week.

Last week, I was hating Sourdough, and I continued to hate it all the way to the end. I never read Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, but lots of reviews claim it's essentially the same plot as Sourdough, except the first book is about a man going from working in tech to working in a bookstore, and the second one is about a woman going from tech to making bread. So I will...

Continue Reading

The week in review

I meant to do this a lot earlier today, but I snuck out to see Blade Runner instead. #noregrets

We Only Know So Much was a good, not great, light read. I have a feeling this is going to be a reliable go-to author for me. Her writing is very good, and her characters are funny and memorable. I'm always interested in books that use first person plural narration, and it's done pretty well here. The story isn't all that exceptional- dysfunctional suburban family- but it's a solid...

Continue Reading

But I’ve got everything now

I did pretty well at keeping my holds organized for a while, but lately I let them all go wacky, and boom, I have a million books out at once. I already returned the ones with the longest waiting lists but my cups are still runnething over or something, so let's see what's on deck and play another round of "Which of you will be returned unread?" Jessica.

Sourdough- I already started this, and it's short, so I'll definitely finish it. I'm already wishing it was...

Continue Reading