Monday, November 23, 2020

Treasure Island


Title: Treasure Island

Author: Robert Lewis Stevenson

Publisher: Atheneum
ISBN: 9780684171609

Thoughts:  Some parts bored me, some confused me, but none excited me, but not badly written.

Rating: 2/5

The Smallest Lights in the Universe


Title: The Smallest Lights in the Universe

Author: Sara Sager

Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 9780525576259

Thoughts:  A meandering memoir of grief with a healthy dose of astrophysics.

Rating: 3/5


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Title: Empty

Author: Susan Burton

Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780812992847

Thoughts:  I can only imagine how hard it was for Burton to share her story, but as it is not one often told, it is good she did.

Rating: 4/5

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Stacking the Shelves: 11/8-11/21


 Got at a Yard sale:


Marivaux: Three Plays by Stephen Wadsword, trans


The Troop by Nick Cutter

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Celestina's Burnings

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Title: Celestina's Burnings

Author: Annemarie Schaivi Pedersen

Publisher: Literary Wanderlust
ISBN: 9781942856436

Thoughts:  The historic aspect was good, but the story needed a lot more polishing and the sprinkling of random italicized Italian words got a little annoying.

Rating: 2/5

Monday, November 16, 2020

Notes on a Silencing


Title: Notes on a Silencing

Author: Lacy Crawford

Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316491556

Thoughts:  It is mind-blowing what Crawford went through and how it is still being covered up.

Rating: 4/5

The Couple Next Door

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Title: The Couple Next Door

Author: Shari Lapena

Publisher: Pamela Dorman
ISBN: 9780735221086

Thoughts:  There were twists, but not as intriguing as I thought they would be; plus, the title is misleading and the end seemed bad-horror-movie-ish.

Rating: 2/5