She reads!

After two years of living in the new house, I finally made it to the public library a couple of weeks ago. A shame, really, since the library is only five minutes away from us, so I am not sure why it took me so long.

For my inaugural run, I checked out three books: “The Kept Man” by Jami Attenberg, “The Opposite of Love” by Julie Buxbaum, and “The Heart-Shaped Box” by Joe Hill.

“The Opposite of Love” – very enjoyable tale of young lawyer Emily Huxby figuring out what’s important in life, and what the opposite of love is. I read it in one night.

“The Heart-Shaped Box” – another very good read. Aging rock star Judas Coyne buys a ghost, and bad things start to happen. Another late night spent reading.

“The Kept Man” – for some reason, I just could not get into this tale of Jarvis Miller, whose husband, a famous painter, has been in a coma for six years. Returned it to the library today, with no regrets.

Hopefully I will make another foray into the library soon. I miss reading!

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3 thoughts on “She reads!

  1. The Heart Shaped Box was a good read. It kept me awake long after I should have been sleeping, too. My librarians know me by name; I walk in, and they cheerfully greet me and ask how my parents are.

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  2. OK, if my little sister has read the book, it must be good. Maybe it’s time for me to finally renew that library card of mine. It’s only been 3 years since it expired.

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