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Monthly Archives: January 2012


There’s something engaging about Haywood Smith’s writing style:  breezy, light, swift.  It was what I needed on a Sunday when I felt like all I could do was lie in bed and read. Diverting.  But the last third of this book had so much crazy stuff happen in it, and the ending was so nuts […]

I Remember Nothing

This is the kind of writing I feel like I could do.  This one is not nearly as hilarious as I Feel Bad About My Neck, although the title is another ringer.  I felt like Ephron was showing her age in an Andy Rooney sort of way.  I guess there’s nothing wrong with it, but […]


Sister by Rosamund Lupton.  A thriller that reads like a novel.  Slow and gentle start, shocking, scary end.