Tuesday, March 29, 2016

March Reads

I started off the month reading Elena Ferrante again: The Story of a New Name: Neapolitan Novels, Book Two

Last month I said the Neapolitan Novels were a trilogy, but I was wrong, they are a quartet. So, I continued on and continue to get sucked into this story, even though at times I hate it. I ask myself why the narrator Lenu is so drawn to Lila, who is often awful. I want Lenu to control herself, to value herself, to pick up her dignity and walk away. Argh! So frustrating! I almost jumped into the 3rd novel in the series when I finished, but I needed a break.

So, instead, I picked up Carrie Brownstein's Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir

I wouldn't say I'm a Sleater-Kinney fan, and I wouldn't say I'm a Portlandia fan, but I enjoyed this book. In writing about her musical roots and the Pacific-Northwest music scene of the 90s, Carrie Brownstein writes about a lot of bands I did know and some that I loved, and of a scene (90s PNW) that I was pretty into at one time. She's also a good, thoughtful and insightful writer, so I enjoyed her perspective and story.

If you follow me on Goodreads (www.goodreads.com/thecrabigail) you'll see that I've read quite a number of books published by the company I work for. I'm undecided on whether I will cover them in my monthly write-ups. I did last month, and maybe I will again, but I'll skip this month.

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