I desperately needed a book at the airport. We were flying to New Orleans and I had left my Kindle at home accidentally. There was no way I was going to make it that long without a book. Off to the airport bookstore I went. I picked up this book because I had heard The Modern Mrs. Darcy talk about it. I needed to pick something I wouldn’t be disappointed in since it was all I would have for a few hours. Luckily, I made a good choice.
Length: 390 pages
Setting: Glasgow, Scotland, in the last decade
Font: Sabon LT Std and Bulmer
Summary: Short version: Eleanor’s life improves when she becomes friends with Raymond Continue reading
This is a graphic novel I saw at the library. I picked it up because it was a Wonder story, and we highly enjoyed reading Wonder.
Genre: YA historical fiction graphic novel
Length: 204 pages
Setting: except for a brief beginning and ending set in present day U.S., it’s set in late 1930s-mid 1940s France
Summary: Short version: The life of Rose, a Jewish girl, surviving Nazi-occupied France during WWII Continue reading
Mr. Curiosity picked this one up from the library. We went to a different library branch, so had to peruse the graphic novels and bring home lots of books that looked interesting.
Genre: YA ghost story graphic novel
Length: 221 pages
Setting: a random U.S. city, present day
Summary: Short version: Anya meets a ghost who seems helpful, until she’s not Continue reading
I’m slowly making my way through the short stories in this collection.
Published: 2018 in the UK, 2019 in the US
“The Woman Who Returned and Exchanged Her Husband”
Length: 17 pages
Setting: generic suburbs
Short summary: A 60-year old woman regrets her decisions to return her husband of decades to the shop where she bought him
“The Woman Who Lost Her Common Sense”
Length: 7 pages
Setting: a generic city
Short summary: A woman going through a divorce realizes she hasn’t lost her common sense, it’s just been warped a bit
“The Woman Who Walked in Her Husband’s Shoes”
Length: 10 pages
Setting: a generic city
Summary: A woman is transformed into her husband whenever she puts on her husband’s shoes. Continue reading
I saw this book reviewed somewhere in my readings and immediately put it on hold. I was drawn in by the marine biologist mother. I wanted to be a marine biologist when I was a child. I decided to get a masters in fisheries because there’s more options with freshwater than saltwater, but I’m still drawn to all things ocean.
Genre: middle grade fiction
Length: 371 pages
Setting: Cape Cod, Massachusetts, it felt like the 1990s (no cell phones)
Summary: Short version: Lucy looks into her mom’s research to deal with her friend’s death Continue reading