More of what I’ve been reading:
Captivity by Deborah Noyes – I read most of this while on vacation, and really enjoyed it. Very well-written and with a lot of elements I like in a story, including characters who haunt you (so appropriate, should you read the book) long after you’ve finished reading it.
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan – This one I just finished, and I thought it was excellent. Lots of characters and often a bit hard to keep track of who is who and how their lives are intertwined and mingled, plus the story jumps back and forth between eras. But don’t let that stop you!
**Before I continue, can I just say that I am fully aware that I am a terrible book reviewer. I often can’t seem to get past the “It were good” when discussing a book, and for someone who talks as much as I do in real life, it’s kind of odd. So can we just say that rather than give a synopsis of the book and list its strengths and weaknesses and alla that, that I am going to just give you my impressions in a sort of rating system from excellent through meh right down to downright hated and I’ll never get those hours back? Okay, good. Moving on…
The Same River Twice by Ted Mooney is one that stands firmly in the “meh leaning toward good” realm. I enjoyed the story but I found I cared less and less about the characters as the story went on, and somewhere around 3/4 of the way through I got tired of the language as well.
That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life by Ana Homayoun. What can I say? It’s back-to-school time, people. And disorganized boys? I haz them.