Quick takes- February 2017

The Most Dangerous Place on Earth. 3 stars. Very average, filled with stereotypes. Some nice writing and one very insightful chapter, this author could have potential.

Fractured. 2 stars. A total mess of a novel. Just read Big Little Lies instead.

Mothering Sunday. 4 stars. Slight, sweet little gem. Excellent female protagonist.

The Heavenly Table. 5 stars. I was not expecting to be into this at all and I ended up loving it. Grisly and hilarious and has heart. This really surprised...

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The week in review

I didn't get a ton of reading time in this week, mostly due to having the best Portland trip ever. Totally worth it, plus I read Roxane Gay's new book, so what more do you need?

I finished up The Vegetarian, and I was disappointed on two levels. This book is so polarizing, and when something's polarizing, I want to take a side. But I didn't love it or hate it. It started out very strong for me but I felt like it didn't go in a very interesting direction, then just fizzled out. I'm not...

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The week in review

I can't run, and a bunch of my holds came up at once, so got lots of reading in this week.

The Most Dangerous Place on Earth. Boy, we will never get tired of whiny rich kid books, will we? This was pretty ordinary, and some of it was a bit heavy handed. I would give this author another chance though, there was decent writing here, and at least one very effective chapter.

The Futures. I have practically forgotten this already. It started out okay but fizzled out in a big way. There was...

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TFW all the holds come up at once

I'm having that reader's panic thing, where even though I paused a bunch of my holds,  too many came up at once, and most of them have people waiting for them so they're not renewable, and I want to READ ALL THE THINGS, but I have to prioritize.

I may have to return one or two unread, but I'm not backing away from the challenge. Here's what's on deck and why:

Fractured. This seems like the kind of domestic drama/thriller that I always end up hating but can't seem to stay away...

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