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The Thousand Autumns

I finished David Mitchell’s The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet this morning.  I’m still sort of swimming in feelings after that ending – my god, that ending – but I’m too impatient to wait until the coffee kicks in to write something real and meaningful.   345 more words


Book Review: The Bone Clocks

The Bone Clocks, by David Mitchell, is a supernatural thriller with a chilling dystopian coda. It’s also a bit of a disappointment.

Imagine if Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was alive and writing pop songs for Katy Perry or Robin Thicke. 775 more words

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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet

Took me nearly nine weeks to get through this one. The first third was the biggest challenge as not a whole lot happens and the language takes a lot of getting used to. 53 more words

Mirror-shots With Books I've Read

From the Author of Cloud Atlas, Another Ridiculously Good Read

Let me apologize up front for not writing about President Kennedy today. I figure others will pick up the slack. I need to write about a book. 546 more words

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The last word: learning from your readers

I had another book club for A Deconstructed Heart and had a delightful afternoon with a great group of women. It always surprises me how different readers can interpret my book differently and come to wonderfully opposing points of view about the same characters. 433 more words

Nerding: I Read, He Reads.

I Read: The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet. 

It’s very hard to discuss this book without spoilers, but I will do my best. I will put it out there that if infant loss is a touchy subject for you, this isn’t the book you want and you will have no idea about that from the cover synopsis. 461 more words


Book Review: The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet (David Mitchell)

I don’t think it’s an unfair generalization to say that Americans are uninterested in Dutch history. To the average American, the Netherlands means two things: tulips and pot. 795 more words