The week in review

This week has been a whirlwind. I'm still kind of in a Thanksgiving food coma, and recovering from two days at Great Wolf Lodge, but you only turn eight once. Happy birthday Dash! Can't wait to play Killer Queen with you again soon.

Kind of a rough week for reading. I start to wonder, is it me? But no, it's not me. Boomer1 was a great premise but not well executed at all. I can't get enough of the boomers vs. millennials discourse, so it's really saying something that I got sick of...

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The week in review

So hi, I kind of forgot about this. I'm going to try to get back on track to posting every Friday. I forget to post but I never forget to read. I also didn't forget to go to San Francisco for the Napa Ragnar. Gotta say, that race was pretty disorganized and the course was ridiculous, but I've never had so much fun at a running event before.

I'm really intrigued by Patrick DeWitt. I loved his first book, and I also loved French Exit, and they are so different. I can't wait to see what...

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The week in review- Halloween edition

This was a crazy fun jam packed weekend and I'm leaving town tomorrow so I've been extra busy. Not too busy to read, of course, and not too busy to dress up as Enid Coleslaw on a date with Mr Pink.

It seems very very fitting to say that a lot of Motherhood was a tough hang, but it was sort of maybe probably worth it in the end. Well played with that title then. I don't know why this is so long; very very little happens in this book. Like basically nothing. It could have been a long...

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The week in review

Last night we went to this 80s themed Homecoming dance thing. It was fun. I may have forgotten about the theme, or I may have not cared about the theme, who can really say? The point is, while I am aware that Harley Quinn first appeared in 1992,  sometimes your strong personal brand comes first.

 

I really wanted to love The Caregiver, but in the end, I only liked it as a friend. This had dual storylines, one in the main character's childhood and one in adulthood, and that's...

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The week in review

So we had a houseguest this week, and at one point he observed, "You sure have a lot of pictures of Oscar Isaac in your house." And I don't know about you, but what I hear there is, "You need more pictures of Oscar Isaac in your house."

Lake Success is one of those books that I absolutely loved, but I don't know how many people I'd recommend it to. Or maybe I'd recommend it, but I won't expect people to like it for the same reasons I did. The biggest thing is that I assume most...

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The week in review- Saturday morning edition

Well this week has been a dumpster fire in a lot of ways, but on the upside, Lucy is reading my favorite book of all time. So that's something.

One book I will not be passing on to Lucy is Confessions of the Fox. Dude, I tried so hard with this book. I always want to support books with trans characters, but that is literally the only interesting thing about this book. I like historical crime fiction, but I think the story this is based on wasn't all that exciting, then it's...

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The week in review

Nothing happened this week.

The Golden State is one of the most frustrating books I've ever read. It doesn't help that my expectations for this one were sky high. This one has some serious hype going for it. I loved the story and the characters, but the writing style was so irritating. This sort of constant, stream of consciousness run on sentences that went on forever. I was always hyper aware of it, and it felt so calculated, like she was somehow both showing off and slumming at the...

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The week in review

After (mostly) taking a break from running over the summer, I've started to get back into it. Super slow but I'm building up mileage again and getting ready for Ragnar Napa. I took a bad fall the other day and my hand still looks awful and hurts like hell. I will spare you the photo of my gross hand so please enjoy Bubba in a laundry basket instead.

Ok, I hate saying things like this, but I feel the author of The Bed Moved must have some friends in the industry or something. There is...

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The week in review

This was Dash and Lucy's first full week of school. It went well but it felt like it was about 11 days long. If the first eight days of middle school are representative of the whole experience, this will be a breeze. (Don't listen to the narrator.) Anyway here's a picture of our cat reading Garfield.

The Summer Wives was a perfect end of summer novel. You really can always rely on Beatriz Williams to deliver. This jumps around among three different time periods and I was equally...

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The week in review: Supersize edition

Summer ended with some high drama and a jam packed few weeks. I was going to update last week but then there was Annihilation at the summer rewind festival, so, chocolate popcorn won out.

A Place for Us is a very very solid novel and was just what I needed to get out of my slump. I love a modern multicultural family saga, love shifting viewpoints, parent child strife...this hits a lot of buttons for me. My only quibble is it could have been a little tighter. With an edit it would have...

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