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books

Jan 31 18:27

Dancing Through It

author: 
Ringer, Jenifer

reviewdate: 
Jan 25 2015
isn: 
9780670026494
Jan 20 21:02

Moon at Nine

author: 
Ellis, Deborah

reviewdate: 
Jan 20 2015
isn: 
9781927485576
Jan 19 22:41

Cup of Water Under My Bed, a

author: 
Hernández, Daisy

Hernández recounts childhood, coming-of-age, coming out, and coming to terms with her family. Like other child-of-immigrants stories, this one is about a child set up to leave her family behind.

reviewdate: 
Jan 18 2015
isn: 
978-0-8070-1448-6
Jan 17 13:55

Young Elites, the

author: 
Lu, Marie

reviewdate: 
Jan 16 2015
isn: 
9780698171725
Jan 17 13:41

In the Age of Love and Chocolate

author: 
Zevin, Gabrielle

When you love the first book of a trilogy, but by the last you're meh.

Quotations: 

(Aside: How much of this book--nay, my life--have I spent "trying not to cry"? When I think of the wasted effort!)

reviewdate: 
Jan 12 2015
isn: 
978-0-374-38075-5
Jan 17 13:18

Far From You

author: 
Sharpe, Tess

When we meet Sophie Winters she's in rehab against her will and has survived a life-threatening car accident, addiction to painkillers related to the life-threatening car accident, and the murder of her best friend.

reviewdate: 
Jan 15 2014
isn: 
978-142318462-1
Jan 11 16:31

Station Eleven

author: 
Mandel, Emily St. John

It took me a little while to get into this post-pandemic novel, but once I was in it, I was uncomfortably in the lonely world where only .6% of the population survives a flu outbreak. I'm still not getting a flu shot, btw.

reviewdate: 
Jan 8 2015
isn: 
978-0-385-35331-1
Jan 04 20:52

Mockingjay

author: 
Collins, Suzanne

This is my second time through the Hunger Games series. I don't think I cared last time, but this time, I've concluded that I'm #TeamPeeta.

Quotations: 

In the hospital, I find my mother, the only one I trust to care for them. It takes her a minute to place the three, given their current condition, but already she wears a look of consternation. And I know it's not a result of seeing abused bodies, because they were daily fair in District 12, but the realization that this sort of thing goes on in 13 as well.

reviewdate: 
Jan 4 2015
isn: 
978-0-545-78829-8
Dec 27 2013

All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion, the

author: 
Flagg, Fannie

Fannie Flagg novels always go down easy and are southern charming as all get-out. All-Girl centers on a 60-year-old woman who finds out she's not southern, at least not in the southern way of knowing who your people are a few generations back. It's also about Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs). Unless you're a real crankypants, you should be moved by protagonist Sookie Poole's evolution, the WASPs accomplishments, or both. I sniffled quite a bit reading about the titular event while riding a New Jersey transit train home from Jewish Christmas.

reviewdate: 
Dec 25 2013
isn: 
978-0-8129-9463-6
Dec 26 2013

Teatime for the Firefly

author: 
Patel, Shona

The publisher is Harlequin MIRA, but it didn't occur to me when I originally read a review of this book that it was a romance. I'm still not sure if that was the intent, because, finding the protagonist and her love interest annoying, I put the book down 200 or so pages in. The MIRA imprint is meant to encompass literary and genres aside from romance, for women.

reviewdate: 
Dec 23 2013
isn: 
978-0-7783-1547-6