Happy Monday Bookworms!
Ever feel like phoning it in, oh, every Monday of your life? Yeah, me too. It’s been a super busy and fun weekend, and I’ve read several books recently that I’d really have to stretch to make full reviews, so let’s get our chocolate chip cookie on and go bite size!
1. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler- This book was on oodles of awards lists so I figured I should read it to find out what the fuss was all about. It was good, but not at all what I was expecting. At all. It also went into some territory that made me feel a little squidgy, the details of which I can’t reveal without massively spoiling things. If you’ve read this and want to discuss, though, email me. Because… Yeah. (WordsForWorms (at) gmail.com. Or Facebook. Or Twitter. Or whatever. I’m all up in the internet, you guys.)
2. The Custom of the Army by Diana Gabaldon- So I was just poking around in my library’s digital offerings when I noticed an Outlander novella available. It was a little weird to pick this one up because chronologically it felt way out of place to me, considering a character who got married in the latest installment was an infant in this novella. Still. You can’t go wrong with Lord John and his intrigues, can you? (No, you cannot.)
3. 2 A.M. at The Cat’s Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino- I chose this book for my IRL book club this month imagining it would be a fun and funky romp through the 1920s. The description wasn’t clear about time period, and a club called the Cat’s Pajamas? It was a reasonable assumption. I was wrong, of course. It was set in the modern day. I really enjoyed the story… Until the last chapter. Maybe I’ll just pretend it didn’t happen as there was closure just before that point. I will say that throwing magical realism in at the tail end of an otherwise perfectly realistic novel is just mean. Seriously, WTF? Book Club is on Friday night, so it should be interesting. I’d better up my dessert game just in case the gang is disappointed.
Talk to me, Bookworms! How was your weekend? What did you read? What did you do? Was there apple cider involved?
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