I started this over a week ago, put it down to read the #earlyreviewer book I received, then got distracted by the release of the new Lady Darby book. Time to return to Flavia and her exploits.
I have been very lucky with LibraryThing #earlyreviewer books. Another arrived today, and this looks interesting. It‘s translated from Lithuanian, and apparently was the book of the year in Lithuania when it was published in 2011. Looking forward to this.
Somewhat entertaining and a very fast paced plot. This satire of Harvard life definitely hits some blows, but, overall, still seems to be impressed and in awe of the University as an institution and, in spite of featuring diverse characters, still the underdog heroes had more than a whiff of elitism and deference. #LibraryThing #EarlyReviewer
There is a fast paced family drama at the heart of this book which had me reading past my bedtime. But, there were several extra subplots and ideas which distracted from the story (not sure why this needs to be set in 2079 and address climate change, for example). And, ultimately, the ending wasn‘t really satisfying for me, keeping this from being a pick. #LibraryThing #EarlyReviewer
A fictionalized biography of one of the “dollar brides,” Consuelo Vanderbilt. A very interesting character who led a full life, this is well written, and the author‘s comments at the end really are a nice addition. It took longer to read than I expected, because I ended up googling so many names and historical events. I‘ll put a full review up on LibraryThing in a day or two, as this was an #earlyreviewer book.