January 26, 2014

The Relentless Weekly Wrap-Up 01/26/14





Reviews:

Mini-Reviews of The Invention of Wings, Bingo's Run, & Revolutionary

Read:

Madam: A Novel of New Orleans by Cari Lynn and Kellie Martin

Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol

Newtown: An American Tragedy by Matthew Lysiak

Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart

The Bear by Claire Cameron

The Sun and Other Stars by Brigid Pasulka

Currently Reading:


I Always Loved You by Robin Oliveira

The young Mary Cassatt never thought moving to Paris after the Civil War to be an artist was going to be easy, but when, after a decade of work, her submission to the Paris Salon is rejected, Mary’s fierce determination wavers. Her father is begging her to return to Philadelphia to find a husband before it is too late, her sister Lydia is falling mysteriously ill, and worse, Mary is beginning to doubt herself. Then one evening a friend introduces her to Edgar Degas and her life changes forever. Years later she will learn that he had begged for the introduction, but in that moment their meeting seems a miracle. So begins the defining period of her life and the most tempestuous of relationships.

Upcoming:


It feels pretty awesome to read on a whim!

Other Business:

Here's what I've been working on this weekend: Mini-Bloggiesta To Do List

I played Would You Rather with author Maureen Foley


How was your week? Read anything amazing?

32 comments:

  1. Oo The Bear sounds good, as does Madam. I am excited to read your reviews of them!

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    1. The Bear is incredible. It's a heart breaker!

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  2. Wha-eva...I agree, of course, especially on the reading front, but sometimes I don't know what I want and just end up playing Solitaire or Free Cell on the phone. :)

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  3. A novel about Mary Cassatt in Paris sounds wonderful!

    Joy's Book Blog

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    1. It's really well done too. I'm enjoying it!

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  4. How was Anya's Ghost? This week has been pretty productive but not as much as I wanted it to be. Have a good week.

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    1. I liked it a lot. My 13 year old liked it a lot too :D

      Some weeks are like that ;)

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  5. I'm very excited to start I Always Loved You--perhaps this afternoon? Happy reading!

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    1. Cool! We'll have to compared notes ;)

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  6. I look forward to you sharing your thoughts on some of the books you read recently - in particular The Bear. It's not my typical read but there's something about the synopsis that piqued my interest.
    Here's to another great reading week!
    :-)
    Bits & Bobs

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    1. I'll be reviewing that one soonish. I don't think it's a typical book for anyone, lol ;) It's intense!!

      Thanks, Jade! Same to you

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  7. I added I'll Always Love You to my TBR!

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    1. Fantastic :) I'm in the middle of it now and I'm enjoying it

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  8. I really hope you let us know what you thought of Little Failure, it's one I've been going back and forth over picking up!

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    1. Soon, I promise ;) Have you read anything else of his?

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  9. I adored "I Always Loved You" - so, so good. Hope you enjoy it, too!

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    1. I really am! I stayed up much too late reading it last night. It's hard to put down

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  10. I'm wondering what you're thinking of Oliveira's latest. I read her previous one, My Name is Mary Sutter and enjoyed it a lot.

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    1. I'm really liking it a lot. I might have to go back and read My Name is Mary Sutter

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  11. The Sun and Other Stars sounds good, and I really like that cover. And it's set on the Italian Riviera, that can't be bad.

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    1. Definitely :) While I was reading it I just wanted to BE there!

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  12. You've a good start on your awesome last year!

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  13. I Always Loved You looks sweet. And LOL that Cartman gif.

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    1. He he, that's one of my fave Cartman moments. ;)

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  14. I always loved you sounds great. I hope you enjoy it. Have a great week.

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    1. It's a lovely read, Pat. Thanks and the same to you :D

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  15. I really enjoyed Brigid Pasulka's debut. I will have to get my hands on a copy of her new book!

    Have a great week, Jennifer! :)

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    1. I don't believe I'm familiar with her debut. I'll have to look it up :)

      Thanks, Lindsey. Same to you!

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