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Welcome to the Twitterature link-up! For the lowdown, head over here, or try this Cliff Notes version: this is the place to share short, casual reviews of books you’ve been reading.
Here’s what I’ve been reading:
Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
I’ve been meaning to read this classic for a decade or two, and am glad to finally cross it off the list–which isn’t to say I didn’t enjoy it. But oh my, that Heathcliff–I had no idea he was such a monster! I feel enlightened. #melodrama
Delancey: a Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage, Molly Wizenburg
I’ve been dying to read Molly Wizenburg’s newest (due out May 6) and was over-the-moon when a reader sent me her ARC. Loved the story, if a bit puzzled by the recipe selection. #readit
Parnassus on Wheels, Christopher Morley
This completely-and-utterly charming novella will appeal to book nerds everywhere–and Miss Pettigrew fans. I loved my pretty orange edition from Quarterly’s second Book Riot box. #fastandfun
The Vacationers: a Novel, Emma Straub
This was fine. Good characterization (and I loved the slow unfolding of secrets), but not particularly compelling. I would have happily axed some racy details that gave the book an ick factor I could have done without. (Wondering if this is an HSP thing?)
Possession, A. S. Byatt
A re-read. Dismayed to say I didn’t like this one as much the second time through. Not sure what that means. Still think it’s worth reading at least once, and would love to follow it with more from the author.
The Hypnotist’s Love Story, Liane Moriarty
An enjoyable yarn from Liane Moriarty, but I haven’t loved any of her books as much as her first, What Alice Forgot. #prioritizeaccordingly
Extraordinary Jane, Hannah Harrison
I’ve been in touch with the author/illustrator of this charming preschool-aged circus story, which means my kids and I got to enjoy it on two levels: the story, and the story-behind-the-story: what it takes to conceive of, create, design, and illustrate a real book. We enjoyed it on both levels. #adorable
What have you been reading lately?
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