Week 10 – 2017

And this is how we get behind…. I haven’t posted in a couple of weeks, because I’m extremely busy. May is going to be insane. Let’s just do this. Week 10 covers March 6 – 12.

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson – I borrowed this as an e-book from the Boston Public Library. This was a book club pick. This is an incredibly wonderful story about overcoming prejudice in a small town. There is a reason that everyone talks about this book. It’s amazing. I’m giving it 4 stars.

A Brief History of Montmaray by Michelle Cooper – I borrowed this as an e-book from the BPL. This is Montmaray Journals #1. I thought this was good. It is certainly entertaining.I found it compelling enough to add the next one to my wish list. I’m giving it 3 stars.

A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams – I received this as an actual book from a Goodreads giveaway. I wish I had known at the start that the plot for this novel is based on an opera by Strauss. I feel like that may have further enhanced my experience (and perhaps made me read it more rapidly). It is about the struggle between old and new. In the author’s own words, “the angsty rivalry between a beautiful young ingenue and a lady of a certain age.” If google doesn’t think angsty is a word, it needs to get with it (it’s telling me I have a spelling error). This is the second novel I have read by the author (The Secret Life of Violet Grant is the other) and I look forward to reading her others. I definitely recommend this. I’m giving it 4 stars.

The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston – I borrowed this as an e-book from the BPL. This is Shadow Chronicles #1. I REALLY wanted to like this. And I did. Sort of. I’m not sure I want to read the next one, which is rare. I’m giving it 3 stars.

Yay! I’m done. Sorry. It’s been a long day. It may seem like this was short, but it sort of took 5 hours with interruptions. As always, feedback is encouraged. I love to hear from you.



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