For those who will be celebrating this weekend, I want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!
Even though this year has been another one full of ups and downs, our little family will be giving thanks for the good things that have blessed our lives while enjoying a mini feast of turkey and all the trimmings.
I will also be participating in a four-day readathon, which will be perfect for the predicted cold, rainy weather coming our way. Granted, I don’t know how much I will be able to read on Thursday and Friday, but I plan on curling up on the couch with some favorite teas and diving into my current reads on Saturday and Sunday!
The Week in Books
Without You, I Would Be Nothing by Brooke L. Davis — 4/4.5 out of 5 stars
I really enjoyed this very personal memoir…one hundred different memories and events, each told with one hundred words. From the simplicity of planting flowers to dealing with a loved one’s decline, Brooke Davis shares her life in a very unique and touching way. Highly recommend.
The Forest of Smoke and Fog by Alex McGlothlin — 2.5/3 out of 5 stars
Rounded up to 3 for NetGalley and Goodreads. There was a lot of potential with this one: John Kelton returns home after his father dies in a mysterious hunting accident and finds himself battling for control of the family company while trying to find out the truth behind his father’s sudden death. Overall not a bad story, but…I try not to lower my ratings on advance copies due to typos, grammar errors, etc. since many times the story has not gone through a final editing, but between the scattered narrative and other glaring errors, it became too annoying to overlook (example: sequins are used in art projects, not sequences). And as for the ending? It felt like a last-minute “Hail Mary” that was thrown in and wound up falling flat. If the final published copy addressed some of the bigger issues I found in this ARC then I will gladly revisit this book to reevaluate.
Stay safe and Happy Reading!