The career of her dreams has become the life of her nightmares. Perfection is the goal and Tabitha is determined to deliver the goods, even if her heart is no longer in the sport. Shining Through is an up close and personal look at the drama behind the glamour of ice skating. There's grace, heat and romance. Ms. Harmon spotlights two characters working their way back, in an atmosphere that is as cold as the stage on which they perform. The excitement of competition has nothing on the sparks that heat up the connection between Daniil and Tabitha.
I'm considering starting a classic crime book club. We have a number of mystery/crime readers here on booklikes, and I'm wondering if there is enough interest to do a monthly book club?
One book per month, chosen by the club members;
Published between 1900 and 1960
Starting in October
Is anyone interested?
Beautifully written, but just not really for me.
There really is some lovely writing here though. Some days, for me, that's enough, but not here. I'm kind of over essentially passive MC's who don't really seem to have any agency (or when they do seem to, not doing anything with it.)
The MC here is so busy having things happen to her, and deus ex machina helpers pop up a la Alice in Wonderland style to move the plot along, that she almost disappears into the scenery. Some kind of tabula rasa for the story to be projected against.
If you like Kate Griffin, Catherynne M. Valente, perhaps John Crowley (and I do, all three, very much), you might give the sample of this a shot though.
I had ordered this from the local library, and it came through the county system. The only other time I've done this, there was no renewal. The book was due tomorrow, so I set aside some other reading and plunged into this on Tuesday.
Yesterday I got a renewal notice on it, but too late to call and find out what was going on: Can I renew or not?
Rather than risk not being able to participate at all in the buddy read discussion, I stayed up late to finish it.
Then I went to the library this morning -- and did NOT buy any books -- and took the book to the desk to find out what the deal was on renewals.
The answer -- some you can renew, some you can't. This one, you can.
So, I renewed it and will have it at hand for discussion, but at least it's done!