You may remember that I’ve talked about Boss here before, the man who makes fun of my reading selections, but on a spiritual retreat once took a copy of Hulk Hogan’s biography instead of a “spiritual awakening book”. He dropped an open Amazon box on my desk the other day and said, “Oops. I opened these. I assumed it was for me cause you never get stuff.” So many, many thanks to Lori for my gift of Turtles All The Way Down and Forks, Knives, […]
Thank you so much to bonnie for these awesome books! They’re going to be super helpful with ny TA position next semester!
Alexis made my day–TWICE! I got two beautiful packages from her on two different days: one with The Night Circus and In the Night Garden, and the other with Lonesome Dove and a beautiful card. I’m so excited to have THREE books to get me started on CBR10! Lonesome Dove has languished on my TBR list for years. Thank you, Alexis!
About two months ago, which tells you how far behind I am on my reviews, Hurricane Irma was bearing down on Florida. Each day we watched the cone move further and further west, until it looked like it was going to come right up the west coast and in to Tampa Bay. And each day, I packed more things into bags and suitcases, until finally, on Friday afternoon, they declared a mandatory evacuation of my entire town. I went home to collect my kid and […]
I would never have picked this book up on my own, but I’m glad I stumbled upon this read. Mothers and Other Strangers looks at the relationship between mothers and daughters in a new and interesting way. Elsie is the only child of a narcissist mother with a compulsive lying issue. We start the story at the end, when Elise is called back to her hometown to find that her mother died of a heart attack. Elise has had a less-than-healthy relationship with her mother […]
Lookit what came in my mail yesterday!
My book exchange gift came on Saturday. I’m so happy. Love these, and I’m looking forward to reading them. Thank you very much SisterCyote.
Spoiler warning! This review will contain plot spoilers, because for me to be able to work through my various thoughts and feeling about the plot (which was quite dumb), I will need to spoil bits of it. You don’t actually want to read this book anyway, I promise, so view the spoilers as more of a favour than a problem. Ashley Claughbane is the fourth son in a noble family from the Isle of Man (or Wight – I don’t entirely remember, and I can’t be […]