This was fun! I wish the stakes had been a bit higher, though. In many ways, I think this felt as relatable for me as it was anti-climactic, and for the same reason. Nina Hill is not me (she has her shit way more together than I do, and she’s kind of a badass in the right setting, whereas I have never been and never will be described that way), but we have A LOT of things in common, for instance not being flexible in […]
How can I already be so far behind? I always have such good intentions with reviewing…and I am great about keeping up with the reading. I just never find the time to sit down and think and type. Thus, I gift to you these three quick reviews for books that were FINE. First, Love Lettering, a book I never would have heard of if I hadn’t been obsessively following all of the tweets about the RWA meltdown over the holidays. I somehow stumbled across some […]
(5 stars) The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves This book wrecked me. It is the only book I’ve read in probably the last several years where I had maybe 30 pages left and I skipped to the end to read the last page because I couldn’t bear it any longer. I then felt deep shame, of course, but no regrets. “Life isn’t easy for anyone. We all have challenges. We all face adversity. It’s how we overcome it that makes us […]
Came home yesterday after work to this happy surprise from teresaelectro. I was planning on reading both of these books in 2020, so now I have them ready to go! And I am *always* on the lookout for new bookmarks because there is a monster in my house that eats them. Thank you so much! This truly is the most wonderful time of the year.
This is the kind of book I wanted and expected when I picked up Matchmaking for Beginners. This was sweet and charming, and absolutely perfect for the moment. Nina never knew her dad and her mother is a world traveling photographer. Nina, on the other hand, is perfectly happy with a relatively contained life and uses books as her escape from reality. She rents a guest house which is perfectly arranged for her needs, has a cat, trivia team and book clubs, and works at […]