Oh the pain–the pain!!–of being a grammar snob and then realizing you titled a past post, “Book reports in 140 characters or less.” Fewer, Laura, fewer. “140 characters or fewer.” **So embarrassed**
Soldiering on, here are a few more very brief thoughts–with letter grades–on books I’ve read in the past few months.
- Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
- Outlaws, a mystic, wild West, workings of Grace, power of a (The?) Father’s Love. Not my usual type but WOW. Starts slow finishes strong. A+
- What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
- What Elizabeth Foss said, basically. One subplot too many but a great read. A
- The Story of a Soul, Therese of Lisieux
- Is St. Therese INFP? I have trouble relating. Still glad I reread it after many yrs. Better not grade a Dr of the Church?
- The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
- Tragedy of good decisions made too late. Kind of like Portrait of a Lady, except stuff happens and the book has a point. A
- I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You by Courtney Maum
- Cherries and Cherry Pits, by Vera Williams
- Luscious illustrations and a sweet story. I remember this from my childhood and now enjoy reading it with my kids. A
- Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Autism Spectrum, Tourette’s, Anxiety, and More!: The One-Stop Guide for Parents, Teachers, and Other Professionals by Martin L. Kutscher
- Concise description of each condition with some useful–if not very original–pointers. B+
- Three-Martini Family Vacation: A Field Guide to Intrepid Parenting by Christie Mellor
- Her other book is way better. But I’m grateful for her tip to buy my kids colored pencils instead of crayons! B-
- The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway
- O Ernest how I admire your prose. O Ernest how this story bores me. 2 dull, didn’t finish.