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Joined 2 months ago

Love to read! All things!

Though sweet spots are Science Fiction and Fantasy and humorous Young Adult stuff. I generally read in bed, so my preference is for less stressful stories.

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Armistead Maupin: Tales of the City (1994, HarperPerennial) 4 stars

The acclaimed best-seller by the author of Significant Other, Babycakes, and Sure of You follows …

San Francisco Pulp!

4 stars

In a good way! All of the characters are pretty one dimensional, the only way out is through, and it's pretty much chaos the whole time. The good stuff is in the reflections the characters have while going through their lives with everything turned up to 11. Great summer reading.

K.A. Holt: Redwood and Ponytail (EBook, 2019, Chronicle Books) 4 stars

A universal story of finding a way to be comfortable in your own skin: Kate …

Great Young Adult Story

4 stars

I'm here because I try to read all the books my kids read. It turns out to be a great coming of age story told through a unique format that focuses only (like, only) on words and thoughts of the characters. The format is absolutely perfect for the story being told and makes the book memorable.

It's a quick read and certainly focused on younger readers who are figuring out their lives. It was a good read (I teared up a little 3/4s of the way through), though I'm mostly happy that my kid has read it.

Daniel James Brown: The Boys in the Boat (Hardcover, 2013, Viking) 1 star

Daniel James Brown’s robust book tells the story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar …

I'm not the right audience for this book

1 star

I'm a former rower who's aware of history and more critically, appreciates good characters.

This book covers an absolutely incredible story with very little joy or nuance. I respect it for capturing some history that would have likely been lost, but regret it didn't do more to bring the challenges the characters faced to the page.