Stacey Loscalzo

Jan 19

Quick Lit: January 2015

by Stacey

You would think that I would have remembered to get my Quick Lit post up on the right day in January now wouldn’t you? Well, I didn’t. Quick Lit took place at the amazing Modern Mrs. Darcy last week but it’s happening here today.

So here goes…

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Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Caroline and I were thrilled when Sally at our favorite bookstore, The Curious Reader, lent us her advanced reader copy of Fish in a Tree. I have always loved Albert Einstein’s quote, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Fish in a Tree tells Ally’s story as she comes to realize that she is not stupid but dyslexic. Fish in a Tree is a beautiful tribute to children, hard work and awesome teachers.

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Us by David Nicholls. Us tells the story of a family on the brink of separation. The book was equally depressing and uplifting. I was sad but also laughed out loud multiple times. The writing is accessible but subtly really thought provoking. I enjoyed this book but it has fallen in line with a few others of late in which the ending took me from ‘love’ to ‘like’.

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The Accident by Chris Pavone. I am always on the look out for really well written mystery/thriller books so when I saw The Accident at the library, I grabbed it. I enjoyed the story of a manuscript that took the publishing world by storm. I can’t say I loved it but it was fun while I was reading it.

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