Collection of various thoughts…
The Winner of the Rooster! The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead over Homegoing by Gyasi Yaa. Bracket image below will take you to the final judgements.
This concludes the Tournament of Books.
Mini Review! a DNF (sorry Mary!) rather and a recap of our book club meeting: no one had read the book. Or, no one who showed to the meeting read the book! And, everyone had a good excuse so not a big deal, things happen, I get it. So the two of us there decided to go out to dinner instead…
The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. I just couldn’t quite grasp my problems with it but it was cringe-worthy many times. The premise sounded just lovely: set in Paris on a barge setup as a book store! Nifty, right? and the proprietor has a knack of recommending just the right book. Aw… but he can’t fix his own life. OK. The barge becomes unmoored and so does the tale. THEN, killer to book-malaise when in mid-stream, I read a negative review. Done; moving on. I wanted to like it but I am no longer interested in finding out what happens. Two slice of freshly baked plum tart.
We also didn’t pick a book for next month. My little afternoon club might not make it. Sniff, sniff.
Pie Chart Time
Number of books read: 5
Number of audiobooks listened: 0
Related themes: Set in Dublin, Literary: 2
Number of TOB books read: 1
Ratio Female:Male 1 : 4
Translated works: 2, German and Swedish
Number of books with pie: 2, an Apple and a Plum