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Writing, knitting, a border collie and an australian shepherd. These have been my companions for the last two months. Also, books have kept me company. I’m not sure how to write a book review, but I feel like reminiscing over the books that I’ve read recently. I’m going to use only words or phrases because descriptive sentences seem too overwhelming for me.
- The Writing Life
Lovely, as is all her writing. Zooms in on the nitty gritty of writing. Makes writing seems daunting and intimidating and lonely.
Tragic, but oh-so-good. More like a series of short stories than a novel. But the characters are tied together in clever ways.
- The Tiger’s Wife
Also tragic, but kind of magical. The writer is 23 or 24, so I was thinking about that the whole time I was reading it.
- The Shadow of the Wind
Recommended to me, but didn’t live up to my expectations. Ended up being a good read, but took several hundred pages to get into it.
A book of short stories, but seemed like mini-novels (in a good way). All were pretty sad except the last one.
- Peace Like a River
Not my favorite, but one chapter towards the end makes the entire book worth reading.
- Little Bee
Another good one. More of a commentary on social issues than I expected, but I think that made it even better. I think I originally read this one and Peace Live a River because of their bookcovers. Pretty, huh?
Up next: The Paris Wife, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, and, eventually, Sarah’s Key. I’ve heard its really sad but really good. I’m also still slowly working my way through Jane Eyre. I like it, but its definitely not a quick beach read.