The week in review

This was an all around great week. The kids were really into the Oscars this year and Lucy turned 10 and I got lots of good reading in. What more could I ask for?

I finished up my reread of Eureka Street, and found, for the most part, that it does hold up. I've always been so glad that I happened on this one way back when, because it's pretty off the radar. I'm almost positive it was a staff pick at a local bookstore at the time, so, yay for staff picks! Very engaging novel about the life...

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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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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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