All in Reads

Stories...In frames.

This past weekend, I read a book by one of my favorite authors of all-time, Maria Semple. She wrote Where'd You Go, Bernadette, which is about the character we named our dog after. And she most recently published Today Will Be Different, which I loved just as much.

You could call this a book review of sorts, but it's not. This is about photos and our stories and how we choose to tell them.

The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles...A review.

I was a little confused as to why there were quite a few typos in this book. And then I realized that it was translated from French. So, there goes that criticism. 

Overall, the author, Katherine Pancol writes characters that you really find yourself rooting for. They are ordinary enough to be relatable, but quirky enough to be endearing. I loved the process of the main character discovering her value and in turn, cutting out the toxins in her life. It's a story of becoming, albeit later in life.

The Sound of Gravel...A review.

I'm going to go ahead and say that this may not have been the best choice for a poolside day of reading. Don't get me wrong—this book was well-written, thought-provoking, and more than interesting. But it was sad. Very, very sad. 

The Burgess Boys...A Review

I completely forget who recommended this book. Which is probably good because, meh. And while it was a quick, easy read, I wouldn't say it was a favorite of mine. It was honestly quite depressing, albeit a good story. I think the characters were for the most part un-relatable, like exaggerations of real life people.