What I Read: August ’14

How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents by Julia Alvarez: Given how much I love Isabel Allende and Christina Garcia, I’m surprised I’ve never picked up anything by Julia Alvarez. Following four sisters from childhood to middle age, Alvarez builds an evocative world for these vibrant characters to inhabit. Definitely something I’d recommend!

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey: I found the first 50 or so pages of this to be a real slog (really, do we need to harp on childbirth=only reason a woman might feel valid? No, no we don’t) but once the magical realism elements came into the narrative, I feel for it. Ivey makes you feel the hard winter that is the Alaskan frontier, which was just want I needed for a day at the beach. I’m really glad I read this!

Ready for Anything by David Allen: The follow up to his Getting Things Done, this is 52 short essays that tell different stories, tips and offer encouragement for his GTD theory. I blazed thru this and am eager to gradually add some of these techniques into my daily life.

What I Watched: Boyhood, Guardians of the Galaxy, Breathless, The Stepford Wives (1975), The Great Gatsby (2013), Burke and Hare, Girl Most Likely, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Traffic, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), Rush

2 thoughts on “What I Read: August ’14

  1. I have The Snow Child on my To Read list – good to know that I should give it more than 50 pages before deciding if I want to keep reading!

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