#booked2019 #spring #NightOrientedTitle 11/9/1965 5 PM rush hour , the power goes out in NYC ,involving 9 states & 3 Canadian provinces.800k people were stuck on the subways.If you got out to call family, the pay phone lines,insane.Phone Company had generators , airports did not.Where on the regional grid was the problem? Was it sabotage, or a broken part in the chain?NY Times put the paper together by candlelight,took it to the Newark to print
A daughter tries to make sense of the death of her mother who, aged 61, committed suicide. The result is a beautiful yet painful portrait of a French bohemian family in the 20th century. They seem so light-hearted and carefree but below the surface much has happened and it‘s a tough journey for the daughter, discovering her mother‘s past, and reliving her own youth with a mentally ill mother.
This is probably the longest series I've read, and Jim Butcher still keeps dishing them out (#15 now?). This is book #9 and wow, the action towards the end was intense! I loved seeing Harry's old friends and new friends come together. It's not easy to sustain a series this long, but so far, every installment has been better than the last. 👌🏼
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There have been a few recent weird reads (Strange Grace, Sawkill Girls, The Hazel Wood) that I‘ve enjoyed, but this one missed the mark. It was darker and more gruesome than I‘d expected. The beginning of the book pulled me in, but I found myself disconnected and apathetic about the characters and plot by the middle. An surreal, dark retelling on an unfamiliar folktale, but this just wasn‘t for me.
It‘s been a long time since I‘ve read an Alice Hoffman book that I had forgotten just how much I love them. Murder, romance, a runaway and a baby make up this book. This was a great, quick read and was my choice for the #nightorientedtitle for #booked2019
Claudia is full of flaws; therefore ultimately human and relatable. What makes it more brilliant is that she is looking back at her past from her own eyes, but also we get to see glimpses from the perspective of her daughter, lovers & brother. How history & human lives connect & converge is what I got from this novel. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #nightorientedtitle #booked2019
A short, sweet story about a widow and a widower starting a relationship in their 70s. I loved the story. Her son was the worst! 😢
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Starting this one now. Another #blameitonlitsy choice, brought to me by @sprainedbrain this time. I‘m very susceptible recently it seems. 🤣🤷🏻♀️ Enjoying just a couple more days before heading back to work. Sitting out back watching the storm clouds roll in now. Man I love the smell of rain! #booked2019 #nightorientedtitle