Since my last blog book club, I finished A Feast for Crows, the 4th Game of Thrones book. Then I lovingly stroked the cover of book 5, but I couldn’t turn my back on my life and my family for another 1000 pages. I also had a another swarm of library books come in so I read A God in Ruins next. This is a companion book to Life after Life, which I loved loved loved. I had mixed feelings about A God in Ruins. I loved it, but at first it felt like it was jumping around in time too much and I didn’t trust that the the author had the timeline right. I had to make a consious effort not to care about that. But even so, it felt like I could see the wires behind the magic act. But I loved to have more Teddy and Ursula.
Now I am reading Mislaid. This started off as a book that I figured I would like, but couldn’t recommend to anyone because it’s “weird”. But there are a lot of great lines. I’m about halfway through so I’ll let you know what I think when I finish it. Goals for this week include finishing Mislaid and making my bed before Lucy takes her morning nap.
What are you reading this week?
This week it’s The Boys in the Boat. The story of the American crew and their goal the gold medal at the ’36 Olympics in front of Hitler.
That sounds interesting.
I hated the way a god in ruins ended. I was so mad.
I think I blocked it out. The end seemed so wishy washy and writing workshoppy.
I am enjoying my third Louis Erdrich in two months: The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse is a little strange, but I am learning so much about native Americans plus the writing is beautiful!
I need to check out her latest book. I thought you would like LRFTMOLNH – Not sure if that abbreviation is right.
Do I have to read Atkinsons’ first book before God In Ruins?
You should read Life After Life first.
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