Title: Quartet in AutumnAuthor: Barbara PymPublisher: Pan MacmillanPublication Date: 1977Genre: Fiction, British LiteratureRating: 3/5 stars Quartet in Autumn follows four coworkers in their 60s, near or at retirement: Marcia, Letty, Norman, and Edwin. They work at a nondescript office, doing work that doesn't seem important or perhaps, even necessary. Marcia and Letty have retired and … Continue reading Quartet in Autumn
Writing Wild Writing Wild is a book not in line with how I view the world, namely the spiritual undertones. The author is too David Avocado Wolfe for me, with her messages of balancing ions in the body, energies, chakras, etc. A snake crossing your path has meaning only because you’ve given it meaning; not … Continue reading Writing Wild: Forming a Creative Partnership with Nature
I cried reading this. There was a poignancy to the story I wasn't expecting, and a sisterhood of friends that I loved and envied.
Britt-Marie is the latest literary curmudgeon, following after Ove and Eleanor Oliphant.
A quick read with a younger voice, this was a different retelling of the Snow Queen, though it kept true to the Snow Queen's character.
A fantastical retelling of the Russian Baba Yaga mixed in with a Cinderella-esque wicked stepmother/sisters.
Plaguewalker is an interesting exploration in prejudice and social ostracism based on superficial behaviors.
Someone we Know is a slow-burning read, with everything coming to a quick head at the end.
3 stars Cinematic as usual, Ahlborn's writing in this book was just as good as her other ones. I can't say Within These Walls is my favorite of hers or her creepiest, but it's definitely good, though not up to standards as her other books.
3 stars “A wall, after all, isn’t just about keeping others out. It can also be for trapping people inside.”