This is a decent story, but in need of some serious editing. It is overly long, repetitive, and with way too many characters. The author clearly did a lot of research and seemed determined to use every bit of it in this novel. And that‘s not even considering the lack of proof reading! Spelling errors, questionable grammar and usage broke my concentration constantly. I‘ll put a full review on LibraryThing, as this was #earlyreviewer book.
An interesting collection of short stories! Emily Koon has put together stories that catch the reader by surprise- ghosts, murder, apocalyptic scenarios. The story named in the title of this collection is a favorite. “We Are Still Here” is a spooky tale of a family that never leaves an amusement park. Also Koon‘s take on the Litzy Borden story is written with a unique structure. #arc #librarything #earlyreviewer #coniumpress #smallpress
This was my first book by this author, and I enjoyed it. It might not be everyone‘s cup of tea, however. It draws strongly on the history of Barbados and the slave culture of its sugar plantations. It may have been the sugar connection that drew me in, since I live near cane fields. Interesting characters, a plot line that surprised me at the end. Thanks to William Morrow and #LibraryThing for this #earlyreviewer ARC.
I hope it‘s never too late to read and review a book for #LibraryThing #EarlyReviewer as I received this book in 2010. Uh oh! Anyway, it‘s a book about complicated relationships between families on a fictitious #moshav in #Israel. It‘s very detailed. I think it also helps to have a firsthand knowledge about day-to-day life in Israel to pick up on some subtleties of this novel.
Today‘s bookish discussion question of the day comes from the magnificent @Lynnsoprano 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Here it is:
A question that‘s come to mind as we get ready to leave on vacation: How do you manage your reading when you go away? How many books do you take? I‘m planning to take 1 physical book that‘s an #earlyreviewer book plus my overloaded Kindle. I have another hardcover in progress but feel that‘d be overload. What do you do?
Borrowing from @MrBook to pose a question that‘s come to mind as we get ready to leave on vacation on Thursday: how do you manage your reading when you go away? How many books do you take? I‘m planning to take one physical book that‘s an #earlyreviewer book plus my overloaded Kindle. I have another hardcover in progress, but feel like that would be overload. What do you do?