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.
Amy learns to take care not only of her family, but of herself, as a woman, as a person, and independent of her role as a mother and wife.
What I loved were the two timelines that seem so far apart from each other but in fact, aren't. I wanted to spend more time in 2051, with the Big Brother threads, but spending time in 2016 was also a great read, especially as 2016 isn't too long ago.
There's something about a visceral book cover with human body parts. It doesn't have to be gore: it could be a beautiful rendition of what makes us human - underneath the skin.
A beautiful, atmospheric read, and my favorite book this month! Witchy, dark, and moody, Winterwood had all the elements I wanted this winter.
"That morning I had tried to hang myself. I had taken the silk cord of my mother's yellow bathrobe as soon as she left for work and in the amber shade of the bedroom fashioned it into a knot that slipped up and down on itself. It took me a long time to do this because I was poor at knots and had no idea how to make one..."
To celebrate International Women's Day, I put together a list of literary women who made a mark through their work, imagination, creativity, and dedication to the written word.
It was too contrived. What could have been a promising book fell flat both in character portrayal and in plot.
I can't say I liked Helen, the main character, much.
I loved the appendices and the examples they gave throughout the book, including the do-it-yourself ones where they give you a chance to test your skills and then explain their reasoning.