Twitterature (May 2013 Edition)

Twitterature (May 2013 Edition)

twitterature monthly reading linkup short reviews

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

Carry On, Warrior | Glennon Doyle Melton

Carry On Warrior: Thoughts on Life Unarmed, Glennon Doyle Melton

This collection features the best of the blog plus lots of new material. Some are kinda flat, but the good ones are pretty amazing. #SummerReading

Lessons in French | Hilary Reyl review

Lessons in French, Hilary Reyl

Like a cross between Rules of Civility and The Devil Wears Prada, but lacking the charm of either. #debutnovel #skipit

A Moveable Feast | Ernest Hemingway

A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway

Clearly a well-written book. Yet I’m reminded once again that Hemingway is not to my taste. #classic #Paris #twenties

The Getaway Car | Ann Patchett review

The Getaway Car: A Practical Memoir About Writing and Life, Ann Patchett

If you have ANY interest in the writing life, do yourself a favor and drop $3 on this fabulous Kindle single. #WorthIt #SummerReading

All is Grace | Brennan Manning review

All Is Grace: A Ragamuffin Memoir, Brennan Manning

Wise. Moving. Heartbreaking. #spiritualmemoir #grabthekleenex


 

 

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21 comments

  1. sarah says:

    I’ve been thinking of adding the Brennan Manning memoir to my list. Also glad to hear of that writing life single; I love reading about writing. It is my favorite delay tactic. : )

    • Anne says:

      Sarah, All Is Grace is definitely worth reading. And Ann Patchett’s single is so good: you can finish it in an hour; it’s well worth the time and your $3!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Really want to check out “The Getaway Car” now. Reading “The Happiness Project” and just finished “What Alice Forgot” yesterday – *flew* through that book!

  3. Jillian Kay says:

    I wonder how many people are like me and can’t face Hemingway after reading The Paris Wife. Is it bad to have a rotten opinion of someone based on a novel?

    • Anne says:

      A Moveable Feast reminded me a lot of The Paris Wife, but (obviously) from his point of view instead of Hadley’s. And he doesn’t come off a lot better in his own book than he did in the novel.

  4. Meg Evans says:

    I know what you mean about Hemingway. I tried re-reading one of his recently, and I just put it down and walked away. I am definitely going to read the Ann Patchett–I really enjoy her work (have you read her memoir?). I also want to check out the Brendan Manning book as well. And the Glennon Doyle Melton one. I just read an excerpt in a magazine yesterday. Seems my reading list just keeps getting longer!

    • Anne says:

      I’m glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t enjoy Hemingway. 🙂

      And I know what you mean about the long summer reading list! Mine is a mile long, which is kind of a problem. But it’s a nice problem to have. 🙂

    • Anne says:

      And no, I haven’t read Ann Patchett’s memoir! The Getaway Car is the first thing I’ve ever read by her–but it makes me want to read more!

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