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7 months ago @ What Red Read - Fredrik Backman, new f... · 0 replies · +1 points

I haven't read Backman because I was thinking he might be too feel-good for me... though sometimes I like that sort of thing. You've convinced me to give Anxious People a try.

1 year ago @ What Red Read - April Reading Wrap Up · 1 reply · +1 points

I just read Jenny Lawson's book and loved it. Her books are so funny, inspiring and sad all at the same time. The Princess Bride is the best! Sounds like a perfect re-read.

1 year ago @ What Red Read - Help Save USPS and Get... · 1 reply · +1 points

Thanks for posting these links about the postal service! Very interesting articles and I think I'll buy some stamps now - though I actually have a bunch sitting around that I won't use until Christmas time probably.

2 years ago @ What Red Read - Let\'s Talk About Audi... · 1 reply · +2 points

I've been listening to a lot of audiobooks and I've also been thinking about what makes for good listening. I agree with your points, although for nonfiction I definitely think memoirs work better than topics that involve lots of data or dates. My favorite audiobooks are those set in other countries, because I love hearing the accent, and I assume the narrator is doing a much better job with names and places than I can do in my own head.

2 years ago @ What Red Read - June Reading Wrap Up · 1 reply · +2 points

I listened to Death of Mrs. Westaway too! I found it a perfect audiobook as I loved the accents and the dark atmospheric reading. As with most mysteries I'm usually less enthused by the resolution than by the journey itself, and this was a good example of that. I read Helen Hoang's other book and while I loved the concept I felt the romance dragged. I hate when characters are too gorgeous and perfect. Hope you're having a great summer - the goblin is adorable!

3 years ago @ What Red Read - Mini-Reviews: April 2018 · 1 reply · +2 points

I've been wanting to read Relish, and now I want to even more!

3 years ago @ - Top Ten Tuesday: Books... · 0 replies · +1 points

Outlander is one of my all time favorite books, so I definitely recommend it -- though it's kind of a love it or hate it book. Enjoy!

3 years ago @ What Red Read - July Reading Wrap Up · 0 replies · +1 points

Wow, I've been away for a bit, I missed the whole pregnancy thing. Congratulations! I hope you're doing well.

4 years ago @ What Red Read - The Merry Spinster: Be... · 1 reply · +1 points

I got this book from NetGalley and it's next on my list! I don't know much about the author so I'll have to find out more. I agree with you about how hard it is to review books of short stories.

4 years ago @ What Red Read - Admitting Some Favorites · 1 reply · +1 points

I quite agree about Attachments, Clueless and Jurassic Park. Every time I see Jurassic Park on tv I'm impressed by the quality of actors they pulled together for that movie, and how thrilling it was. I don't think any JP movie has been good since. Attachments was my first Rainbow Rowell and still my favorite, next to Eleanor and Park. Two of my favorite rereads are Outlander and The Secret History. But those are pretty dark - having some lighter favorites is definitely a good thing!