Quick takes- summer favorites edition

Young Jane Young. Oh man, did I love this book. This is really sharp, feminist, and funny. In a nutshell, it's about a Lewinsky-esque scandal and how she and her family dealt with the aftermath. One of the few things I love about the time we're living in is that Monica Lewinsky is awesome now and we're realizing how we should have looked at that scandal way back then. The final section is in the form of a Choose Your Own Adventure book, and that really brought it up a notch for me. Seemed...

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Quick takes- June 2018

Young Jane Young. 5 stars. Holy smokes, did I love these characters. The choose your own adventure section at the end will stick with me forever. I might read this again sometime, this was an instant favorite.

Providence. 3 stars. This was compelling and unusual, but it didn't have the humor of her other books and I couldn't get past that. I'm sure you get more out of it if you've read any Lovecraft. I have not.

Before We Were Yours. 4 stars. The main...

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The week (or so) in review

I'm still fairly jet lagged, and the weather in Seattle is pretty dumb, but here's one of my favorite pictures from our trip.

I hate to say it, but I didn't love Providence the way I wanted to love Providence. My expectations were probably too high, because I loved You so so so much. Based on the description, I might not have even read this if it hadn't been Caroline Kepnes, but on the flip side, I may have liked it more if it had been written by someone else. This was fine, not...

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