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Michael's Book Babble

I'm an indie author and a scribbler of inane babble. I talk about books I've read/liked. Or at least, that's the plan.

 

Most of the reviews will be considered "mini-reviews." Usually, it's mostly my reaction to what I've been reading. There are people who are far better at doing full and helpful reviews. But I still have fun doing them, and hope you enjoy them!

Currently reading

Hitch-22: A Memoir
Christopher Hitchens
Progress: 90/1054 minutes
Wait for Signs: Twelve Longmire Stories
Craig Johnson
Progress: 105/184 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 40 out of 616 pages.

Family Furnishings: Selected Stories, 1995-2014 - Alice Munro

The Love of a Good Woman

 

Wow... Totally didn't see that one coming.

 

What I love about Munro is she's so unsuspecting, and is able to shock you again and again. There's such a tenderness to her writing that when something really horrible happens, it shocks the hell out of you. I actually set my iPad down (reading this on my Kindle app) and just stared blankly for a moment or two.

 

Her stories feel like miniature novels. Especially this first story. It's a long one, but never dull or boring. And at first, you're not quite sure why the first half of the story focuses on kids and then jumps to something completely different halfway through until it's all connected.

 

Loving this collection so far, but that was a given.