Time to Play Catch-Up

My last post was at the end of August. Yipes. I can make a lot of excuses (my daughter turned one, and I threw a huge shindig; holidays and houseguests; lots of baby time, not as much me time), but the truth of the matter is this: I just haven’t felt like wasting my time writing reviews of mediocre books.

So, I’ve made an executive decision. I will not write reviews of mediocre books. I have a massive stack of to-be-reviewed books, and I have pared it down to four: two books that you should read and two books that you might think you should read but you absolutely should not read. The rest? They are going straight to Little Free Libraries around town without being reviewed. Done and done.

To celebrate the new year, I’m giving myself a clean desk. And I’m giving you these four reviews! Continue reading

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Sweet Tooth

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Ian McEwan
© 2012

When I started reading this book, I thought it was going to be the best book in the entire world.  Why? Because it has the PERFECT protagonist.  Allow me to paint a picture of  her for you.

She is smart.  She is rebellious and adventuresome.  She is beautiful.  Her father is a minister (well, an Anglican bishop, but same difference).  She reads voraciously.  She writes a book column.

About twenty pages into Sweet Tooth, I had a very clear picture in my head of Serena.  And she looked something like this: Continue reading