Part of the reason I like doing Cover Wars is because it may bring forgotten gems back to your attention. Like The Mountain Story by Lori Lansens (review). Great book of summer that you just might want to pick up. Oh, but so many covers to choose from!
I picked up Girl Runner by Carrie Snyder because I was looking for some running inspiration. I’m not sure if it did the trick – I spent most of the afternoon on the couch reading! I assumed Girl Runner was going to be an inspirational running story. I was wrong. It is so much more than that. Continue reading →
This is one of those times when I judged a book by its cover and paid the price. I really like the look of The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs by Matthew Dicks. I even like the premise – a PTA mom going back to get revenge on her high school bully. But ultimately, it fell flat for me. The plot, the writing, everything. That doesn’t mean I didn’t finish it – I did. It was a quick read and relatively brainless. Like a movie that you’d rent but never see in the theatre. Continue reading →
I used to be a huge fan of Mr. Rushdie’s books. Midnight’s Children – check, The Moor’s Last Sigh – my favorite, but his recent works have been, well, rather less well received by me. And yet, I see a new Rushdie novel and my only instinct is to read it. Continue reading →