Sunday, August 14, 2016

I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan

Started: 8/4/16
Finished: 8/14/16
Year: 2016
Pages: 355
Genre: Romance
Grade: B+
Reason for reading: review for Library Thing
Blurb: Georgia has been married a couple of times and decides to go search for the men that she loved and let them know how much they had meant to her-not in a way of trying to get them back but as a thank you for being a part of her life.
Review: Terry McMillan does it again with another book that makes readers feel for the characters and has the characters do what most of us have thought about doing in our lives. She's able to build a strong female character who eventually finds the true love of their life. There is humor, serious issues, and romance throughout the story. Another solid read by McMillan

Thursday, August 04, 2016

The Never-Open Desert Diner by James Anderson

Started: 7/26/16
Finished: 8/3/16
Year: 2016
Genre: Literature
Grade: C-
Reason for reading: review for Library Thing
Blurb (from back cover): "Ben Jones lives a quiet life working as a trucker in a beautiful and desolate region of the Utah desert, which has become a haven for fugitives and others looking to hide from the world. But when he meets Claire, a mysterious woman playing a cello in an abandoned housing development, he is drawn into a love affair that has serious and life-threatening consequences, not only for both of them bur for others who have made this desert their sanctuary. Their passion reignites a decades-old tragedy at a roadside cafe known by the locals as The Never-Open Desert Diner, embracing Ben in the aftermath of a horrific crime that threatens to destroy everything that matters to him. In this remarkable story of love and loss, Ben learns the enduring truth that some violent crimes renew themselves across generations.
Review: This story is very slow at the beginning. I did not care about Ben or his life. It didn't start picking up until almost the end of the book. Why I stuck to it, I don't know why.  The reason why I gave it a C- was because it did pick up. The story did become interesting.