Book Reviews, Reviews

Shifting the Monkey by Todd Whitaker

★★★★★

My mom came to visit me last month, and brought Shifting the Monkey with her, so I could read it. If she hadn’t loaned it to me, I probably never would have gotten around to reading it, but I’m glad I did. Most of the advice was pretty good. I think the two biggest takeaways for me were “treat all people like good people” and “don’t rewrite the rules for the bad people.” I don’t want to reiterate what’s in the book, and it’s barely over a hundred pages, so if either of those ideas stick out as something you want to know more about, take a look.
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Shattered (Iron Druid #7) by Kevin Hearne

★★★★

To be totally honest I was a little disappointed by this book. This was a total shock to me, since I love the Iron Druid series. I think I’ve preordered every book as soon as it was announced since I caught up on the series. I think Oberon might be my all time favorite character in pretty much anything. If I’m being totally honest, my first inclination was to give this book only three stars, not four. I can’t decide if that’s because I had such high hopes for this book and it actually deserves a four, or if I am giving a pity star because I love the series so much but the book actually deserves three.
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Thoughts on Stuff and moving

I’m planning to leave the east coast when my lease expires at the end of October, and that’s got me thinking a lot about my Stuff again. This is something that isn’t really that far from my mind anyway, but I’ve realized recently that whenever my life is unstable in some way, I start obsessing about Stuff even more. I’m pretty sure I understand where the impulse is coming from, and maybe I’ll write about that some day, too, but really this post is just for me to think “out loud” about what I want to do.
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Monday, Monday by Elizabeth Crook

★★★★★

I said this when I read & reviewed Moral Disorder, but I don’t really like fiction that’s about normal people experiencing normal events. So when this book was chosen for June’s book club, I had a pretty good idea that I wasn’t going to like Monday, Monday. It turns out I was right, but there was still some stuff about the book I enjoyed.
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