Weekly Mash-Up #75 Rain, Rain, Go Away

The calendar says it’s almost summer…..it certainly doesn’t seem like it around here!!

This pretty much sums up the past few weeks!  On the plus side, with all the rain I don’t feel guilty about sitting on my butt and catching up on some of my TV shows, namely Killing Eve, What We Do in the Shadows, and Schitt’s Creek.  My gardening plans may have been put on hold, my yard may be starting to look like a jungle, but as long as I have some good movies and TV shows, some mindless housework to pass the time, and plenty of popcorn in the cupboard, I can patiently wait for the sun to make it’s summertime appearance.

And there’s always the books!

The Week In Books

Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward — 5 out of 5 stars!

The fictional story of a family in the days before, during, and after Hurricane Katrina.  Ward writes with such raw honesty, mixing life’s brutal realities with love and heartbreak.  I highly recommend this one.

Fish Out of Agua by Michele Carlo — 3 out of 5 stars

Carlo shares her story of growing up with feelings of not belonging, both within her tight-knit Puerto Rican family and in life in general.  Some of the stories were funny, some highlighted the family angst, but after a while it started to get a bit repetitive.

Villains By Necessity by Eve Forward — 2.5 out of 5 stars

I’m always up for a good epic fantasy but….I don’t know if this was a situation of wrong book, wrong time or if the story really was as sub-par as I thought.  It started out pretty good, but by the middle I had to force myself to pick it up, then force myself to actually open the book and read!  While some of the characters were intriguing, even fun, I thought there were too many holes in the plot and scene jumping to allow for the story to progress smoothly.

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Until next time, Happy Reading!

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