Over the past two weeks, I've
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss--So many people whose opinion I respect have loved this book, I expected to love it too. Unfortunately, I didn't. 3 stars.
M is for Magic by Neil Gaiman on audio--I've read a lot of these stories before, but I think that helped me get the hang of audio. My commute passed much faster, and I have a new appreciation for some of these stories. Plus, I love Gaiman's voice.
Dreams Underfoot by Charles de Lint--A re-read. This is the first book in de Lint's Newford stories and I was reminded all over again why I love these. No collection of short stories is ever perfect, but this is about as close as you can get.
Bending Toward the Sun by Leslie Gilbert-Lurie and Rita Lurie--A thought-provoking Holocaust memoir/study of the effects of the Holocaust on future generations.
The Word Made Flesh by Eva Talmadge and Justin Taylor--I didn't love it, but those more into body art will.
Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin--An old review. The writing is beautiful, but the symbolism defeated me. Those who ♥ NY might get more out of it.
Huck: The Remarkable True Story of How One Lost Puppy Taught a Family--and a Whole Town--About Hope and Happy Endings by Janet Elder--A heartwarming story, but not very gripping or surprising.
The King's Mistress by Emma Campion--Interesting, but too many details and excuses for my taste.
The Fixer Upper by Mary Kay Andrews--I'm loving this one on audio. I love Mary Kay Andrews and I really like Isabel Keating's narration. I find myself sitting in the car in the garage (the engine is off, of course) to hear just a little more of the story!
Plant Life by Pamela Duncan--I've only read a couple of paragraphs, but I met this author last spring and she was funny and encouraging. I just loved her.
The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman--Not quite what I expected, both in good and bad ways.
The only book I think I might finish soon is The Zookeeper's Wife. I'm thinking about reading one of Mary Roach's books as my before-bed-nonfiction. Stiff, Bonk, Spook, or Packing for Mars. Does anyone recommend one of these over the others?
What are you reading this week?
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