A Mostly Non-Bookish Update

A Mostly Non-Bookish Update

Things have been a little quiet over here at Bookish Habits – I do apologize; it’s been quite a hectic summer! Just this morning I had to run one of our cats to the vet after what I can only describe as a freak-out episode, the first half of which she screamed in what we […]

The Uncoupling by Meg Wolitzer: Impressions

The Uncoupling by Meg Wolitzer: Impressions

Once again, I very much enjoyed Wolitzer’s style of writing. It’s wry and warm at the same time. I did not enjoy The Uncoupling nearly as much as The Wife, though, as the plot seemed to be less tightly woven, more meandering in style. The story is set in a New Jersey suburb called Stellar […]

Mid-Year Review

Mid-Year Review

2011 is flying by – it’s already over half over, so I thought I’d sum up my year so far, with some very casual “analysis.” Total books: 25Total pages: 7603Women:men::18:7 (oops)Fiction:Nonfiction::22:3 I’m not a crazy-fast reader, and nor does the whole life bit allow for much more reading than I’ve managed. I’m jealous of all […]

Mystic River by Dennis Lehane: Impressions

Mystic River by Dennis Lehane: Impressions

I finally got around to reading Mystic River about a month ago at the recommendation of Ben and the casual Lehane fandom of others, and it did not let me down! Even though I saw the movie years ago when it came out, the novel was still surprising (and better than the movie for offering much […]