SATURDAY – 2/21/09
I was so excited when I got to the library today!! I had so many books all come in at once, which is good and bad!! It did feel like it was my birthday. I could not wait to get home and spend time with my gifts!!!!
From Last Weeks Loot – I finished, Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah – (3/5) – I was annoyed by the character Tully. The book took a bit to finish as it was a bit drawn out in the middle.
From Publishers Weekly
Hannah (On Mystic Lake) goes a little too far into Lifetime movie territory in her latest, an epic exploration of the complicated terrain between best friends—one who chooses marriage and motherhood while the other opts for career and celebrity. The adventures of poor, ambitious Tully Hart and middle-class romantic Kate Mularkey begin in the 1970s, but don’t really get moving until about halfway into the book, when Tully, who claws her way to the heights of broadcast journalism, discovers it’s lonely at the top, and Katie, a stay-at-home Seattle housewife, forgets what it’s like to be a rebellious teen. What holds the overlong narrative together is the appealing nature of Tully and Katie’s devotion to one another even as they are repeatedly tested by jealousy and ambition. Katie’s husband, Johnny, is smitten with Tully, and Tully, who is abandoned by her own booze-and-drug-addled mother, relishes the adoration from Katie’s daughter, Marah. Hannah takes the easy way out with an over-the-top tear-jerker ending, though her upbeat message of the power of friendship and family will, for some readers, trump even the most contrived plot twists.
This Weeks Library Loot – 2/14/09
1) Year of Wonders – Geraldine Brooks
2) Trail of Crumbs – Kim Sunee
3) A Father’s Affair – Karel Van Loon
4) The Empress of Weehawken – Irene Dische
5) The Other Side of the Bridge – Mary Lawson
6) Goldengrove – Francine Prose
7) The Birth House – Ami McKay
8) The Kindness of Strangers – Katrina Kittle
To see what other bloggers are reading, stop by the weekly Library Loot Event hosted by Eva at The Striped Armchair.
Barefoot – Elin Hilderbrand
Three Cups of Tea – Greg Mortenson (audible.com)