Recently I asked her what she was reading. Her reply:
I just finished reading Everything Happens Today by Jesse Browner, and I must accompany this with a confession: I picked it up because it got a starred review in the issue of Shelf Awareness where my book received high praise but no star. I mused, "hmm, what's he got that I don't?" so I read the book and thought, "oh, this." It's kind of an updated variation on The Catcher in the Rye, with a protagonist, Wes, who is so well-meaning and snarky and heartfelt and conflicted, all at once. Each of the characters is wonderfully evoked, flawed and lovable and three-dimensional. By the end I was counting on Browner to get me out of this novel in one piece emotionally. That's how you know a book was worth the money.Visit Rebecca Coleman's website and blog.
Right now I'm reading The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown. Nothing speaks to me quite like a story about family members who can't communicate like normal human beings. And it's got English-geek cred, too, with all the Shakespeare references. I can't wait for the weekend so I can curl up with it.
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