Millionth re-read. One twin is sturdy and strong, one is delicate and beautiful. Guess which one the parents love more… or at least give more attention… Jacob have I loved, Esau have I hated. I love love love the way the ending of the story lets Louise re-write the beginning. Makes me cry EVERY TIME.
Can I take the A-Z challenge? Spent a ridiculous amount of time updating my Books by Title page. So many books! Sorting a list of books by title is easy, but interleaving titles that start with “A” or “The” is aggravating. How do you alphabetize a list but discount a beginning “The” or “A”? It … More Updating the Book List Page
Ow, my brain. Is Obliviate a real thing yet? Can I have back the two hours it took to read this book? I didn’t bother to flip through the pages before taking the book home, so I didn’t realize it was written in play format, not novel format. Well, OK, I don’t mind reading plays … More Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by John Tiffany
Seanan McGuire wrote a great story about the kidnapping that wasn’t. Every other story in here was either flip-flip no, still boring or flip-skip done. Even some of my favorite authors. This seems to be my week for duds on the fiction reading-stack. View all my reviews
Dealing with Dragons Read this many many years ago, and loved the way it turned so many tropes upside down. Princess! Dragon! Knight! Wizard! Mix and match and come up with a rollicking story. Now I found out that Mark Reads has, uh, read the whole Enchanted Forest set. It is hilarious how often Mark … More Enchanted Forest Chronicles
Very interesting, very readable. Lots of excellent anecdotes from interviews with White House staff, as well as public facts about the First Ladies. My entirely non-political teenager stole this book from because ‘wait, -that’s- what Hillary Clinton looked like 20 years ago?’ and then she read a few chapters before giving it back. View all … More First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies by Kate Andersen Brower
Very very readable book! The chapters are clearly organized, and it shows various ways that your brain is busy doing things behind your back. One minor nitpick – even though there’s a lot on how your brain responds to various social situations, the chapter on fight or flight does not mention the corresponding reaction of … More Idiot Brain: What Your Head Is Really Up To by Dean Burnett