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Lift by Rebecca K. O'Connor
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Oct 15, 2009

really liked it
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Read in October, 2009

A First Reads win and I am glad I won, not just because it means a free book for me but I was introduced to Anakin… well, Rebecca O’Connor’s writing. For those that are interested I rate all books with two stringent criteria. Does the writing flow (am I able to be absorbed or am I struggling) and do I care what happens next. I am happy to say that O’Connor’s writing flows very well and I was always curious to what happens next. Her italicized inserts of her childhood and previous experiences were very interesting insights into her past. Do they have anything do with falconry? Sometimes. Do they make you feel like you have opened a little window to take a peak into the author’s private life? Definitely.

As a duck and pheasant hunter I have seen where there is a falconry season and thought it was interesting. I had no idea that the falconer had such a role in flushing the game. Incredible dedication!
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10/09/2009 page 75
36.41% "so far the book reads smoothly and I am curious to see what happens next. O'Connor writes like a friend."
10/14/2009 page 155
75.24% "delightful."

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message 1: by Rebecca (last edited Oct 15, 2009 11:37AM) (new)

Rebecca Oh thank God. It's a rather literary book and arguably a bit of a "chick" book too. This combo often equals boring, but I came from an MFA program and I'm a chick. What can you do??

Still I'm a hunter too. Been worried that my hunting buddies would hate it...


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