My rating: 1.0
I wanted to like this book but have to agree with the other readers that the name dropping is nauseating, the book is written in a convoluted meandering style and so much of it is insecure neurosis that it is uncomfortable to read. Besides all of that, we all know how difficult grief is. After I went through dealing with a death and dealing with my grief, I wrote it all down. Granted I am not a writer but, I quickly realized that what may have been a catharsis for myself was definitely not anything I should subject anyone else to. Writer or not, if only Joan Didion had the same realization.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
My rating: 2.8
As a boy Trond spent his summers in the country, where he became friends with the adventurous Jon. Now older, and with his days of adventure well behind him, Trond relives one particular summer, a summer that forever shaped his life and Jon's.
Are you in the mood for a light, fun, beach read? Then this is the book for you!
After the sudden death of her husband, Libby gets a welcomed letter from her 'crazy Aunt Jean' offering her an escape from living with her critical mother. Libby grabs her bags and her two kids and escaped to Aunt Jean's goat farm.
This was the most delicious beach-read I have indulged in for a long time. What a decadent little read. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Monday, August 19, 2013
My Rating: 4.3
Smithy Ide is a simple 43 year old Vietnam vet who eats and drinks most of his day. A week after his parent's die in a car accident, overweight Smithy Ide goes for a bike ride.....and keeps on going. On this wonderful grief stricken journey, we learn so much about Smithy, his long lost sister Bethany, his neighbor Norma and so much else.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
My rating: 3.0
The story of the soldiers and WACS that crashed on the island in New Guinea and what happens with the three survivors.
While I found the story of Shangri-La very interesting but there seemed to be lots of filler and fluff. Not sure that I would recomm.end this
Saturday, August 10, 2013
My rating: 4.6
Lucy Hull, a young children's librarian in Hannibal, Missouri, finds herself both a kidnapper and kidnapped when her favorite patron, ten- year-old Ian Drake, runs away from home.
This was a wonderful, quirky, funny and a little far-fetched novel that I thoroughly enjoyed. I loved both the characters but especially Ian! Lucy made me want to be a children's librarian. You just have to go with this story line, not object with too much logic, and enjoy the ride.