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Knitme23 rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Seraphina (Seraphina, #1)
by Rachel Hartman (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2014
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Recommended by the same flyer that suggested Yes, Chef as a good summer reading book, so I scooped up Seraphina as an envelope-pushing choice. It was well-written and interesting, but its typically young-adult-novel emphasis on the protagonist's stru...more
Knitme23 rated a book 2 of 5 stars
The Long Way Home by Louise Penny
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There are some authors that are just better to listen to than to read, I find. Louise Penny may be one of those! This, her latest, struck me as heavy-handed and pretentious: the repetitive descriptions of Ruth the foul-mouthed poet and her foul-mouth...more
The Man Who Disappeared by Clare Morrall
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Knitme23 rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Man Who Disappeared by Clare Morrall
The Man Who Disappeared
by Clare Morrall
read in August, 2014
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Morrall did a nice job with the plot; I kept imagining what I might've felt in the various people's places. There were a few spots where I thought, "If he'd just explain, it might all smooth out," but overall it seemed realistic and interesting. The...more
Knitme23 rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Good Luck of Right Now by Matthew Quick
The Good Luck of Right Now
by Matthew Quick (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2014
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Wow. Good Luck reminded me of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time: it's another amazing narrative voice and character that brings us a whole new perspective and world-view. I loved, loved, loved this--the end was a bit over-happy, but o...more
Knitme23 rated a book 4 of 5 stars
All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner
All Fall Down
by Jennifer Weiner (Goodreads Author)
read in August, 2014
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I power-read this in one (very late) reading session, so I have an overall impression: it's powerful! It's scary! It reads like a memoir!

I have to go back and read it more slowly to get some of the nuances and make a final decision because my overvi...more
Knitme23 rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson
Yes, Chef
by Marcus Samuelsson
read in August, 2014
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This one just knocked my socks off and left me with an enduring "book hangover" that makes it hard to find anything else worth reading (for a while. I'm getting over it now). I'm not really sure why, except that 1. Samuelsson's life story is varied a...more
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