7.26.2014

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

LandlineLandline by Rainbow Rowell

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars


While I still LOVE Rainbow Rowell's writing, this one, in my opinion, didn't measure up to Eleanor & Park or Fangirl. I liked this book, but I didn't LOOOOVVVVEEEE it like I did the others. Part of the problem could be that I always have trouble with story lines that play around with the space-time continuum. I just feel like there are too many unanswered questions. I wish the story had been told from two points of view, so the reader could understand what was happening on the other end of the phone. Even though I didn't love this one, I still think Rainbow is a fantastic writer and I'll read anything she puts out. I look forward to whatever comes next.


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Update 15 minutes later:   I was reading reviews on Amazon.com and came across someone who hit the nail on the head.

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7.15.2014

This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

This is Where I Leave YouThis is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


I really enjoyed this story of a dysfunctional family sitting shiva for seven days after the father passes away. I hadn't heard of the book until I saw the preview for the upcoming moving, which looked funny and has a great cast. I decided to read the book first and am glad I did. 'It's quite funny, and I always find it interesting to read stories like this from the male perspective.


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