28. October 2015 17:52
This week I finished Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica. I had been waiting for it for quite some time, so I was quite happy when it was finally my turn!!
I honestly can't remember how this book came on my radar. I probably read a review in a literary journal and thought it looked promising.
I LOVED IT!!
Heidi Wood is a happily married woman, wife to Chris, mom to Zoe. She teaches English at a non-profit, and is described by her husband as a charitable woman, she takes in stray cats, and recycles everything.
During her commute one cold Chicago spring morning she notices a young woman with an infant. She observes them over a period of a few days before she finally has the courage to speak to the girl and invites her and her baby to a restaurant. One thing leads to another and the girl, Willow, and the baby, Ruby join Heidi at her Lincoln Park condo. Her husband and daughter are not happy by this event.
And from here we learn more about Heidi and Willow. What brought Willow and Ruby to Chicago? Why are they homeless?
Honestly there were quite a few twists in this story that I did not see coming. And more than once I gasped out loud and said "oh poor baby" and I wasn't only speaking about Ruby.
This was a great book, and I am now next in line to read The Good Girl also by Mary Kubica, so I should have that book in the next few weeks.
In the meantime I just started The Lying Game by Sara Shepard.
I'm only 3 chapters in but I'm a intrigued. I'm not sure if I'll finish it or move on to something else, but for now it will do.
Have you read anything by Mary Kubica or Sara Shepard?
20. October 2015 17:22
This week I finished All the Light We Cannot See. It was AMAZING!!
I won't give any spoilers but will say that the characters that I thought would suffer a tragic demise did not. And that made me happy. There were quite a few times when my eyes got a little wet, and I had to stop reading and catch my breath. Excellent story telling.
And then in a 2 day period I read and finished The Book of Speculation.
This debut novel by Erika Swyler was breathtaking!! After my first day of reading, that nigh... [More]
20. October 2015 13:32
Halloween is quickly approaching! The fall weather is beginning to show itself and the first quarter of the school year is nearly over! I don't know about you guys, but this year is just flying by. With the #TampaTrio now in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades, I am beginning to see what life with "older" kids is going to be like. My 6th grader is now more than 1/2 way finished with her adolescent schooling. College isn't looming too far off. It doesn't seem that long ago that she was born and her dad and ... [More]