May 29, 2013

What I'm Reading: Life After Life

As I mentioned last week, I'm done with writing long-winded reviews about the books I'm reading.  All my life, I've been a total bookworm and usually have a couple in-progress titles on my nightstand, and feel unmoored and restless when I have nothing to read.

However. After 6 years on the blog, I've learned that I sorta hate doing thoughtful reviews of books. Despite my best efforts, I'm unable to keep it short & sweet. You know who has a good knack for writing reviews? My daughter. Recently she started a blog, called Lilyland.  She reviews books for the middle school set, and keeps it really brief and on-topic. And for a 5th grader, she's pretty funny. You can check her out at Lilyland -- "the land of Books, Harry Potter, and other awesome stuff."

Back to me. This is what I'm reading:
Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson. Love her, and loving her latest book. I'd describe it as a mash-up of Downton Abbey and Groundhog Day, with a little Dr. Who thrown in. It's not sci-fi, closer to magical realism, but with a good bracing jolt of British pragmatism.  Great, smart writing. 

And that's it! Dude, I'm out. 

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