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review 2018-01-23 19:34
All The Best People by Sonja Yoerg
All the Best People - Sonja Yoerg

“She pitied him for having fallen in love with her.”

I requested a hold on this book months ago and when my turn finally came up I couldn’t remember why I requested it. Since I waited months for it, I figured I may as well give it a listen and I’m glad I did.

Going in blind isn’t such a bad thing as it kept me guessing. Was it a family drama? A doomed romance? A juicy secret type of book? A book about women’s rights (or lack of them) in the not so distant past? Or a book about mental illness?

It’s a little bit of all of those things and it does them all most excellently.

But mostly it’s about Carole whose mother was institutionalized when Carole was only ten. She was left with an uncaring aunt and basically raised her baby sister Janine. Carole is now grown with a family of her own and has been experiencing troubling “episodes”. She’s been tuning out her family because she doesn’t want them to worry, or worse, to discover she’s been hearing voices in her head. And the voices are getting louder.

The book delves deep into Carole’s story as she desperately tries to keep the madness from creeping in but it also tells the story of Janine (who is a bitter and horrible woman!) and their mother Solange and how their past turned helped shaped them into the women they are in the current day. 

I’m not going to give anything else away. If any of this sounds at all interesting to you, give it a listen. The audio narrated by Lisa Flanagan is highly recommended. She’s polished and professional and she’ll drag you down into this story before you realize it’s happened. 4 ½ stars

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review 2018-01-23 17:32
Troubled Time For Shadowhunters
Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices) - Cassandra Clare

Audiobook
The mystery of who killed Emma's parents
The mystery of the deaths of shadowhunters
The mystery of love
The mystery of a lost boy
The mystery of the one in charge
So many mysteries to answer. They just kept pilling up for the first 3/4 of the book. I expected them to crumble under the weight but no the characters stayed true and stayed strong. Fought and fought and suffered, till at last answers started reveling themselves and the answers were not easy to accept.
The stress of the last 1/4 of this story was crazy. Ms. Clare made sure that they were dragged through the mud and left caked and battered along a troubled river. Seriously Ms Clare, why did Emma have to do that at the end ? Troubled times. Yes, I loved it. Yes, I already downloaded book 2.

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text 2018-01-23 04:26
Reading progress update: I've read 21 out of 248 pages.
Call Me by Your Name - André Aciman

Enjoying this book

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text 2018-01-22 14:58
Reading progress update: I've read 11 out of 248 pages.
Call Me by Your Name - André Aciman
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text 2018-01-22 03:00
Reading progress update: I've read 272 out of 272 pages.
Nimona - Noelle Stevenson

Loved it

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