By "once and for all," that probably means "for the time being," if I'm truly honest with myself. But still: my goal with today's post is to carry over that amazing sense of completion that I'm still riding high on after YES! TURNING IN MY REWRITE! I would so love to enter the holidays and the new year with at least the illusion that I'm on top of things, instead of the feeling that I'm scrambling just to get through the day-to-day stuff. That's a bad feeling. That is a feeling that gives me hives if I don't address it for months on end, which has happened before. So. To that end—and with my ghost story put to bed for the time being—I present you with some Reviews in Brief.
Why in brief? Simple: I need to start fresh. I need, actually, to completely rethink the way I write about books (this is not going to come as a surprise to those of you who have read my previous posts on burnout). Part of that moving forward, for me, includes meeting a totally self-imposed responsibility of at least mentioning the books that were noteworthy for me over the past few months that I've been unable to review regularly. Going forward—I'm not sure yet, but I'll be figuring it out very shortly. Anyway, some Reviews in Brief. (As opposed to Reviews in Boxers…just kidding.) Part II to come on Turkey Day for your comatose reading pleasure.
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reviewed here). That one was realistic fiction and this one's dystopian sci-fi—radically different genres, but in both books she shows an amazing sensitivity for character. Yesterday has a time-travel element and also one of those futuristic settings that's all-too-imaginable, and then there's the run-for-your-life suspense angle…very intriguing. It did leave me with some questions here and there of the "but wait a second" variety, but overall, an ambitious story, and I'll be looking for Book 2.
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