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Melissa A Kowalewski

So I'm reading Cutting for STone right now and I manage to get lost in it. Before that though? The Handmaid's Tale, the outlander books.


I read The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune. It was such a great escape from the cold!


I'm reading a gardening book right now- on using tropical plants in a temperate landscape. The photos are just gorgeous and really make me long to plant new things again.


The last? When I re-read ADDIE PRAY by Joe David Brown, a favorite since the film PAPER MOON was released. The movie was great, the book is tremendous.


I've just started Claudia Rankine's Just Us (which I know that Stefanie also recommended recently, so it's probably already on your radar). It's not a book I can renew, so I'd made myself a schedule to make sure that I can finish by the duedate, but I blew way past the first set of pages I'd planned to read, in just the first sitting.

Some of the excerpts from other media are disturbing, the facts she's pulling in, which appear on the facing pages to her work, but it is so compelling that I want to keep reading. I'm not going to have any trouble finishing it by the duedate, but I'm neglecting others along the way.

Kathy A Johnson

I'm currently reading The City We Became, by N.K. Jemisin, and it's a departure from my usual reading genres. It took me a bit to get into it, but now it's definitely drawn me into the story. I open it up and suddenly I find I've read 50 pages.


Thank you so much for your blog! Try "Behind the Lens" by David Suchet. It's a memoir book, thought provoking, inspiring and somehow calming.


Oh I adore Amy Tan. I've just reread her first three novels and thought again what a great storyteller she is. The Hundred Secret Senses is my favourite and I like The Kitchen God's wife, too, particularly the scene in the Ding Ho flower shop!

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