Stacey Loscalzo

Feb 18

Twitterature: February 2014 Edition

by Stacey

I love Twitterature days. Once a month, Anne at Modern Mrs. Darcy hosts a link up of short, Twitter style book reviews. Below are my books for the month.

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Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch has been all the rage lately. I’m sort of embarrassed to admit that I didn’t finish it. I LOVED the beginning but about midway through, I just couldn’t stand it any longer. And the book is so darn long that at half way, I still had about 17,000 pages to read.

11797365Escape from Camp 14 is the kind of book that reminds me of why I am in book clubs. I would have never chosen this book on my own and quite frankly, I did not enjoy the book when I read it. The discussion during my library book club though was fascinating. There were a few people in the group who had read extensively on North Korea and had lots of information to share. When last night’s nightly news led with the tragedy that is North Korea I was relieved that the story is finally getting the attention it deserves.

17910544Glitter and Glue was certainly my favorite book of the month. I will be reviewing this title for Great New Books next month so for now, let’s just say, it was great!!

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4 Comments

  1. kelly says:

    this is great stacey…i’ve been looking for a new book!  think i’ll check out glitter and glue.  sounds like it will be right up my alley. 🙂

  2. I have The Goldfinch on my to read list…. but it’s not good?  I know what you mean, I abandoned The Shadow of the Wind 2/3rds of the way through, but it was just a SLOG.  I couldn’t do it any more.  Super excited to hear about about Glitter & Glue; The Middle Place was really good.  

  3. Shana Norris says:

    Oh no … not good news about The Goldfinch.  Sometimes I struggle with long, long books.  I’ve been thinking about joining my library book club lately … I think I’d be the only person under age 60, but I’ve started thinking that might be okay.  I bet those women would have great perspectives.

  4. Nina says:

    I have Glitter and Glue on my nightstarnd. Can’t wait to dig in!

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