Hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, this is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind. To learn more about each book, just click on the book cover!
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I am sure that Ms. Harms’ novel is perfectly lovely, complete with the requisite soul-searching and happy ending that tend to denote women’s fiction. I am sure I would have even (somewhat) enjoyed the story . However, when I see the same phrase – “best friend” – used six times in the first three pages (I counted) and a similar phrase – “oldest best friend” – used even more frequently in the next five pages, I am not going to be spending a lot of time with any novel. Sorry.
I’m anxiously waiting for your Behind Closed Doors review.
I have to write it. I’m hoping to do so this weekend.
I snorted at your reason for not finishing the Matchmakers. Makes perfect sense to me.
Ha! I was so irritated with the writing that I knew I would not give the rest of the story a fair chance. Besides, it was an unsolicited copy and from a genre I tend to dislike more than like. I’m impressed I lasted 20 pages.
I am looking forward to The Underground Railroad!
I have to write my review. I am not certain what I am going to write.
What’d you think of Underground Railroad? I’m almost nervous to read it!
Honestly? It is a well-written novel about an important subject. I wasn’t blown away by it as much as others have been. I also feel a sense of obligation to like it given the subject matter and today’s current racial tension. How can I criticize a novel about an institution that is still causing discord and defines an entire population? This is why I am struggling to write my review.