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review 2017-12-21 22:13
Not exactly what I wanted
Find the Good - Heather Lende

I went into Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons From a Small-Town Obituary Writer by Heather Lende with a lot of perhaps too many expectations. I anticipated (and hoped for) humor of the macabre variety. Find the Good is a book of anecdotal advice from someone who regular faces death head on...or at least experiences it alongside those left behind. From the book's blurb, I thought that this was going to be a look at death with a light touch because how else can one continually run up against death and retain their positive outlook on life? I guess in a way Lende does explore the way she has had to structure her life so that she can continue to be a shoulder to cry on or an ear to listen when the grief overflows. As an obituary writer in a small town, most of the notices that she has had to write were about people that she knew if not intimately then by sight. That takes a toll on a person and also fosters an environment for emotional and spiritual growth.  There are some good, positive points made but in my opinion not enough to warrant an entire book. It would have made a good article or think piece. There's very little I can say about this one other than it didn't really live up to my expectations or blow me away. It would probably work well on a short train ride or as a beach read. It's a 3/10 for me, guys.

 

What's Up Next: Thornhill by Pam Smy

 

What I'm Currently Reading: still reading Scythe and Mine Own Executioner

Source: readingfortheheckofit.blogspot.com
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text 2015-11-04 06:41
A Good Rake is Hard to Find
A Good Rake is Hard to Find - Manda Collins

So I managed 40 pages before it had to go back to the library-- but the bigger question is will I try to check it out again?

My guess is if it crosses my path I will but I don't think I will go out of my way to seek it out. While I enjoy her writing the whole reason for throwing the H&H together is a bit contrived and I have a feeling the reason for the previous break-up is going to be annoying in the end.

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review 2015-10-20 00:00
A Good Rake is Hard to Find
A Good Rake is Hard to Find - Manda Collins So I managed 40 pages before it had to go back to the library-- but the bigger question is will I try to check it out again?

My guess is if it crosses my path I will but I don't think I will go out of my way to seek it out. While I enjoy her writing the whole reason for throwing the H&H together is a bit contrived and I have a feeling the reason for the previous break-up is going to be annoying in the end.


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