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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 11 February 2019
2019-02-11 06:00 UTC by Michelle

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Hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?” is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind. Here is what I read the week ending 11 February 2019. To learn more about each book, click on the book cover!

It was another tough week, but as long as I am reading something, I am happy.


FINISHED SINCE THE LAST UPDATE:

No Beast So Fierce


DID NOT FINISH:

Black Leopard, Red Wolf

I stopped reading this one only because I read that Mr. James’ story dramatically changed between the initial galley and the finished version. Admittedly, I did consider marking it a DNF because I struggled to get used to the mythological elements of the story and the enigmatic writing style, but I was able to overcome my confusion and eventually found myself not wanting to stop reading it. However, once I found out about the changes, I want to make sure I am reading the same story as the author intended. I am sure the galley is excellent, but 15,000 extra words are no small matter, so it seemed only fair not to take the chance. I already have the finished copy on order and will definitely get back to reading it once it arrives.


CURRENT READ:

Crown of Feathers


CURRENT LISTEN:

The Book of Life

There is not much listening to audiobooks going on lately. My brain can only handle music these days.


NEXT UP:

My few remaining February review copies and hopefully some old 2018 ones as well.


What are you reading?

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Sunday Reflections – 10 February 2019
2019-02-10 15:00 UTC by Michelle

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Happy Sunday!

I knew new owners would mean changes and some craziness, but even I was not prepared for how much my daily work would change and that those changes would be almost immediate. It feels like I started the year behind in almost everything, and I am still playing catch-up. To make matters worse, most of the work is tedious. I spend almost all day working on spreadsheets, adding data or formatting, with very little actual analysis. It means some very long days and weeks that feel like months. I keep telling myself that I will catch up on my workload and can take finally take a breather, and it is that hope which helps me get out of bed each day.

These long days means I am exhausted by the time I get home. The weather, I am sure, has something to do with this as well. After a slow start, it has been a traditional southern Wisconsin winter with very little sunshine and a whole lot of cold and snow. The polar vortex of 2019 was brutal, and it seemed like it took a lot of energy just to function. Even with no dance in the evenings and no school activities, it seems like we did not do much during the worst of the cold. There were a lot of blankets, a lot of cuddling, and plenty of early nights and not a whole lot of anything else – including reading. Holly has been thoroughly enjoying her snow/dangerous weather days, and I will confess to having enjoyed our dance-free weeknights. I think we are all ready for a return to a normal schedule.

Everything else seems to be progressing as normal for this time of year. Holly and I are at another dance convention this weekend, and she performs her solo for the first time this year later tonight. It will be a long weekend, but I am confident it will end up being a good one. Jim has been traveling more often than normal lately, having missed the nastiest of the weather with trips to Oklahoma and Las Vegas. Holly and I enjoyed the premium doggy cuddling that occurred while he was gone though, so all was okay.

With the way this year is going, we are all in the “one day at a time” mentality, and that is okay. I’ve learned that there is only so much energy – mental, emotional, and physical – that a person can exude on any given day, and thinking about your future schedule only depletes those energy levels at a much faster rate. Some days are rougher than others, as Jim is dealing with supplier issues while Holly has a formidable workload on any given day, but we manage. There is no one trick to living this crazy life other than dealing with things as they come and picking our battles as often as possible.

That’s about all that is happening here. With a dance convention and a cheerleading competition, I am going to continue to hide in my room until I have no longer have a choice. Jim is hitting an auto show today with a good friend. We are all trying to relax and enjoy our weekend as much as possible before we enter another week.

I hope everyone is also enjoying their weekend, staying warm and cozy where necessary and relaxing before going back to work. Hopefully, I will see you back here next week!

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 4 February 2019
2019-02-04 06:00 UTC by Michelle

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Hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?” is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind. Here is what I read the week ending 4 February 2019. To learn more about each book, click on the book cover!

I started out January with a bang and ended it with a whimper. Ah, well. ‘Tis the season where everything but reading happens.


FINISHED SINCE THE LAST UPDATE:

The Burning Island


DID NOT FINISH:

2019 continues to be a really good year for books.


CURRENT READ:

No Beast So Fierce


CURRENT LISTEN:

The Book of Life


NEXT UP:

My February review copies and hopefully some old 2018 ones as well.


What are you reading?

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Novel Nuggets – The Okay
2019-01-30 06:00 UTC by Michelle

The Dreamers

The Dreamers is an odd story. It could almost be a novel about the path of infection and its impact on society, but it stops short from becoming a medical drama. It could be a story about survivors, but it never quite reaches that path. Instead, I would describe it best as a story about isolation and its many guises. There is minimal action within the novel; the disease involves people sleeping after all. There is also very little dialogue. We experience the beginning, middle, and end of the disease’s reign mainly through the minds of various characters and only sometimes an unknown observer. This lack of direct character interaction lends itself well to the theme of isolation, as does the sleeping disease. After all, sleep is the one activity we do alone and can only ever do alone. Unfortunately, this lack of pretty much anything means The Dreamers is not my type of novel. I want something into which I can escape, and The Dreamers does not allow me to do that. I prefer my books to entertain as well as engage the mind, and The Dreamers is not entertaining. Instead, it is the thinking reader’s type of novel, the kind of literary fiction that certain types of readers will love to dissect sentence by sentence. I will leave them to it.

Maid

Maid is one of those stories that people love to read to make themselves feel learned and liberal. Stephanie Land’s story is tragic, and there is no doubt that she had to overcome a lot in the name of survival. I want to love Maid and tout it as a valuable insight into our welfare system, which it is and yet is not. The thing is that Ms. Land is white, which means her experiences with government assistance and poverty are a whole hell of a lot different than someone else’s experience. Not once does Ms. Land recognize this fact as she tells her story. She does not acknowledge the fact that people are more willing to bargain with her or trust her in their homes because she is blond and she is white. She does not recognize the privilege that comes with white skin, and there is just one area where I find fault with the book.

At one point in time, Ms. Land mentions visiting her mother in France, and the statement struck me as so incongruous with her story that I stopped reading for the day. You see, Ms. Land mentions several times how her family has a history of struggling with poverty and how her parents couldn’t help her when her life fell apart because they had money problems of their own. Ms. Land also intimates that her money problems started early, that she always had one foot on the poverty line and relied on her boyfriend to keep her above the line. Throughout all this, she somehow finds a way to visit her mother in France, where she moved after Stephanie was out of the house and on her own. I grew up firmly entrenched in the middle class to two teachers. We were not poor; we went on vacations every year and could afford to eat out once in a while. But not once while I was growing up could my parents afford to fly to Europe. I know this one statement should not bother me in light of what Ms. Land shows regarding the assistance programs, but I still wonder how Ms. Land could afford that trip to France when she was working in coffee shops and bars and relying on her boyfriend to help with bills and rent. A little bit of sympathy at her situation dissolved upon reading that line, never to return.

I fear that people are going to treat Maid as they did Hillybilly Elegy, which means they are going to read it and consider themselves experts in all things welfare-related. It is a remarkable story, but it is not the only story. I would argue it is not the typical story in any fashion. Ms. Land, growing up to middle-class parents, has already had access to privileges most people in the welfare system will never have. That and the color of her skin means her experiences are not the same as a person of color or someone for whom English is a second language. That she does not explicitly identify these privileges bothers me, and the fact that Maid is gaining the buzz it already has bothers me even more. I can’t say that you shouldn’t read it, but I recommend you go in knowing its faults and that Ms. Land’s story, while tragic, is still not the typical story of someone on welfare.

Golden State

I am not confident Mr. Winters is an author I should continue to read. I liked The Last Policeman reasonably well, but I did not love it as everyone else seemed to have done, and I have yet to continue the series. I found Underground Airlines odd and forgettable. His latest novel, Golden State, left me underwhelmed. It put me to sleep a lot. I managed at least three naps in the course of reading it over three days. While I recognize the timeliness of a story about a country in which a lie is the biggest crime one can commit, I am not sure what Mr. Winters is trying to accomplish with his story. I could say Golden State proves that there is no one truth and that no matter how much one tries, the whole truth is unknowable.

On the other hand, I could say that Mr. Winters is trying to prove that to believe that there is no such thing as truth means to give up on society and that it is the belief that truth exists which keeps society from devolving into chaos and anarchy. Either way, it is a bit too philosophical for my taste with no satisfying ending to offset the philosophy. The story takes some leaps that require stretching the imagination a bit too far, and there is a disturbing lack of explanation for at least one of those leaps. The whole story leaves me unimpressed and a bit befuddled. It also has me thinking I should probably stay away from anything Mr. Winters writes in the future.

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Novel Nuggets – The Good
2019-01-29 06:00 UTC by Michelle

The Similars

Ms. Hanover’s debut novel about clones is, simply put, fantastic. The Similars is everything I love about reading. The story is engaging; I could not stop reading it everything I predicted ending up not coming true. The characters may be archetypes, but I still felt a full range of emotions over Emma’s struggles. I loved the friction caused by the clones, and I appreciate that the students did not wholeheartedly accept them. It is an element of the story that feels accurate, especially given the ethics surrounding cloning that scientists continue to debate. Nothing about the story felt contrived or as if it was checking the boxes. The Similars is fresh and exciting with an ending that will blow your mind. I can’t wait for the sequel!

The Only Woman in the Room

The Only Woman in the Room is the remarkable story of Hedy Lamarr. Starting with her early adulthood in Austria during the rise of National Socialism and Hitler’s Germany and ending with her struggles to develop a means to keep American submarines safe from enemy fire, we learn about Hedy’s abilities as well as her loneliness. I have seen other readers criticize the novel for rushing through some of Hedy’s life, with the most significant criticism coming from her scientific tinkering that seems to appear out of nowhere. In my mind, careful reading explains all this, and I like how Ms. Benedict introduces Hedy’s experimental nature. It is subtle, but then again, any woman married to her first husband would have to be subtle in how she expresses herself and shows her intelligence. I found no faults with the way Ms. Benedict tells Hedy’s story, which I found fascinating from start to finish. Hedy was not afraid to take chances, even though those chances could harm her in some way. From appearing naked on-screen to attempting to flee from her abusive husband to fighting for increased wages to developing prototypes designed to help the U. S. Navy, she was always a woman who knew her mind and was not afraid to do what she deemed necessary. Ms. Lamarr was a woman who reminds us that we should always be true to ourselves, and Ms. Benedict’s novel is a fitting tribute to an amazing woman.

An Anonymous Girl

Ms. Pekkanen and Ms. Hendricks are quite the team. Their first collaboration was an excellent bit of fiction, but I genuinely think An Anonymous Girl is even better. The dynamic between our everyday heroine and elegant scientist is deliciously creepy and surprisingly realistic. I have no problems envisioning any number of people who would do what Jessica does in sneaking into a paid study or developing a slight case of hero worship with a woman who appears to have it all and who seems to know you so well. The co-authors keep you guessing in this cat-and-mouse tale as the identities of the cat and mouse remain fluid until the very end. Well-written and well-executed, An Anonymous Girl is the type of novel that keeps you on the edge of your seat without you realizing it. With two fabulous collaborations under their belt, I cannot wait to see what this duo has for us next.

Annelies

I adored David R. Gillham’s previous novel, which meant I had high expectations for his latest body of work even though I worried about his subject matter. Anne Frank is so well-loved, and sometimes, it is better to let the dead rest in peace rather than revise history no matter how much we want it to be true. It turns out that my worries were for naught because Annelies is an outstanding novel. Mr. Gillham’s diligent research pays off in a story that is sensitive, thought-provoking, and faithful. Through our familiarity with the Frank family and their travails during the war, we better understand the trauma – mental, physical, emotional, social – the Holocaust survivors experienced because we see it play out in this version of Anne. Watching the survivors rebuild their lives, as well as watching them deal with their grief and their guilt, is not easy, and I had to take reading breaks because the story is emotionally dense. I would reread it in a heartbeat because Mr. Gillham does such an excellent job making readers feel the enormous range of emotions Anne feels upon her release from the camps and does so while creating an imaginary future for Anne that fits what we know of her through her diary. I cannot recommend Annelies highly enough.

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 28 January 2019
2019-01-28 06:00 UTC by Michelle

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Hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?” is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind. Here is what I read the week ending 28 January 2019. To learn more about each book, click on the book cover!

I always forget how much I detest the month of January for work. It starts out slowly, but once everything hits, it is balls to the wall until mid-February. It means working through lunches, working late, and getting home so exhausted that the last thing you want to do is get back on the computer to read through personal email or to write reviews. Being exhausted means passing out after reading only a few pages of your current novel. It does not help when your current novel is more literary and thought-provoking than action-packed. Still, it looks like I will finish the month having read two more books than I planned and having finished all review copies for the month. It is not a bad way to start the reading year.


FINISHED SINCE THE LAST UPDATE:

Annelies The Dreamers Maid Golden State


DID NOT FINISH:

2019 continues to be a really good year for books.


CURRENT READ:

The Burning Island


CURRENT LISTEN:

The Book of Life


NEXT UP:

I’m going to continue to kick ass on my January review copy list.


What are you reading?

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Sunday Reflections – 27 January 2019
2019-01-27 16:00 UTC by Michelle

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Happy Sunday!

It’s been a month, ya’ll. I got into work one Monday – the 14th to be exact – and all hell had broken loose. I have spent the last two weeks busy from dawn until dusk, living in spreadsheet purgatory, and putting out fires that never really seem to go away. I always forget that this is what January is like in my line of work. It’s like that labor and delivery amnesia we get except for accountants. I am hoping that as we head into February, the work situation will calm down a bit so that I can get back my lunch hour and sneak in some time to write posts. Of course, if everything goes according to schedule, my work life will settle just as my dance mom life kicks into high gear. Such is the way of life, isn’t it?

Is everyone staying warm? We have had our first day of below zero temperatures and will have a few more below-zero days later this week. Wednesday may break records for the coldest high ever recorded in this area since they started officially recording weather statistics. I am not sure this is a record I ever wanted to see broken in my lifetime, but it is coming. Unfortunately, while we protect our children from such arctic temperatures and cancel school, there is no such thing as a snow day for adults, which means I will find out precisely what negative 13 degrees feels like. Yay?

Mother Nature also heard my lamenting about the lack of snow and made sure to remedy the situation in a hurry. We went from no snow and 40-degree days to at least a foot of snow and below zero temperatures. Plus, we have another storm looking to hit us during the nighttime hours tonight and could bring with it another 8 to 12 inches of snow with an additional one to three inches during the day on Monday. Insane! It is gorgeous, of course, and it makes me happy to see. It finally feels like winter, although I could do without the polar vortex or whatever the hell they are calling it this year. I guess it is true to be careful what you wish for.

Holly, of course, loves this weather because it means no school. She missed one day this week thanks to the weather and had a delayed start another day due to the temperatures. We figure she will miss at least two days this week as well; one for snow and one for temperatures. I am supremely jealous, especially as they have these days already built into the schedule and still get out during the first week of June as planned.

Jim doesn’t mind this weather right now either because he has been traveling during most of it. He will be in Las Vegas while we deal with the arctic cold this week, and he was away last week as well when the temperatures dropped. He has been around to clear the driveway, which is my number one concern. We had similar weather last year right after we got Cletus except Jim was in Australia touring the country with his brothers and mother. I don’t want a repeat of those weeks if I can help it.

Not much else is new here. It is all eat, sleep, chores, homework, work, school, dance, and repeat around here. We have two more weeks before most of the team debuts their solos at the first competition of the season and another two weeks after that before the first full-team competition of the season. There will be plenty of time spent traveling to and from the studio before then as everyone goes into preparation mode. There is a heightened sense of urgency in February which makes me glad I made the conscious decision to stay out of the studio at all costs this year. Dance mom drama gets to be a little too intense this time of year, and I do not need more drama of any kind in my life. As long as Holly is ready to go, I can stay out of all of it.

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. For those participating in the 24-in-48 readathon, I hope your snacks are tasty, your books binge-worthy, and your blankets cozy. For the rest of us, I hope your day is relaxing and your week stress-free, and I hope to see you back here next week!

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 14 January 2019
2019-01-14 06:00 UTC by Michelle

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Hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?” is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind. Here is what I read the week ending 14 January 2019. To learn more about each book, click on the book cover!

This is what happens when I delete all of the games from my phone and make a conscious effort to stop wasting time on social media. I am still on Twitter and Instagram, but I only allow myself one quick scan through my feed during downtimes with no more mindless scrolling hoping for entertainment. When you do that, you start reading a lot of books, and you stop focusing on the negatives in the world. It is wonderful. It helps that the books I am reading lately are fantastic.


FINISHED SINCE THE LAST UPDATE:

The Similars The Only Woman in the Room An Anonymous Girl


DID NOT FINISH:

2019 is starting out to be a really good year for books.


CURRENT READ:

Annelies


CURRENT LISTEN:

The Book of Life


NEXT UP:

I’m going to continue to kick ass on my January review copy list.


What are you reading?

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Sunday Reflections – 13 January 2019
2019-01-13 16:00 UTC by Michelle

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Happy Sunday!

For those of you who follow me on social media, you might have seen my lament yesterday at the lack of snow in southern Wisconsin and the fact that yet another snowstorm seemed to be dumping snow on pretty much everyone in the nation but us. Hell, Chicago got snow yesterday. Well, we did get a light dusting of snow yesterday evening. It is not enough to cover the grass and will melt completely by the end of today. It did make me feel a little better, although I made the mistake of looking at the forecast and the utter lack of precipitation for the next fifteen days. I know some people do not believe that the climate is changing, but the fact that Virginia has now had two major snowstorms in the same season while southern Wisconsin has had none is just one more indicator of the wacky weather climate change is causing around the globe.

Connor is back at school. I think we all realized while he was here that Wisconsin is no longer his home. His heart belongs in Ames right now, and I am okay with that. It is what is supposed to happen. I will admit that Jim, Holly, and I have done such a good job adjusting to life without him on a daily basis that to have him home is a disruption to our schedule too. We still find ways to include him, but he doesn’t know our routines or that of the dogs. He is unfamiliar with the new day-to-day running of the household. It is a bittersweet realization, knowing that any time we see him, it will be for visits rather than returns home, but again, this is all part of becoming an adult – for him – and letting go – for us. He loves Ames, his roommates, his girlfriend, his classes, and most of all the band, so that knowledge makes us feel better about all of it.

Holly has finals this week. She is looking forward to the early dismissal aspect of finals week. So am I, as it means she finally has time to do some chores around the house. It also means she can get some much-needed sleep. We are heading into the busy season all too soon, so she knows to capitalize on any chance for her to get some extra rest. I have no doubts that she will breeze through the final exams themselves.

I don’t know why this crossed my mind, but do you ever read a historical novel and wonder where the lounging and relaxing are? I can never envision someone like Elizabeth Bennet wearing pajamas all day and sprawling across a couch with a good book. It is always a vision of someone sitting with correct posture while holding a book at the correct length away from one’s face, dressed in full going-out clothes. Why is that? You can’t tell me the women didn’t relish taking off their voluminous and multitudinous undergarments every day and would avoid wearing them while at home. It is human nature to want to seek comfort, even if it means forgoing a corset. What would these people think of our current habits of wearing exercise gear to go shopping? Or braless afternoons where you barely move let alone change out of your pajamas? Is this a modern social phenomenon, or do you think Victorian era people were equally sloppy when they chose to stay at home? Or am I the only one to ever bother to think about these things?

That’s enough weird thoughts by Michelle. I hope you are all staying cozy and warm this Sunday, and I wish you all a fantastic work week. I’ll see you back here next week!

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Feminist revenge fantasy, my ass
2019-01-11 16:00 UTC by Michelle

The Water Cure

Forget everything the publishing world has put out about The Water Cure. Chances are it is nowhere close to being an accurate picture of the novel. For one thing, it is not similar to The Handmaid’s Tale in any way. For another thing, there is nothing feminist nor vengeful about the story or the characters. If I have to compare it to another book, it is most similar to Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed, but even that is doing Sophie Mackintosh’s debut novel a disservice because it sets up expectations that the story does not meet.

In talking to a friend about The Water Cure, I said it was beautiful and haunting but confusing and weird, and that is how I still feel about the story. There are no explanations about the outside world that satisfies readers. We learn nothing about the family’s backstory that would help make sense of the refuge offered to women, the cures used, and why. What little we do learn is disturbing, especially when you remember that the publisher is marketing it as a feminist revenge fantasy.

The only reason I opted to finish the book is due to the writing. It is beautiful and evocative. Capable of hiding the most brutal behavior behind poetic descriptions, Ms. Mackintosh’s prose holds your attention. Unfortunately, it also camouflages the flaws in the story until the end, when you are left to wonder what exactly you read and why you finished it.

I am sure there are going to be those readers who will think The Water Cure is one of the best new releases of 2019, and that’s great for them. For me, the cult-like aspect of the family with its cruel lessons about love is not something that impresses me. There are better books out there that also explore family and love and gender relations and do so in a way that does not frustrate you with gaps in the story or nebulous clues requiring you to fill in those gaps. The writing may be excellent, but it is not enough to overcome the story’s paltry plot and weak characters.

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