Marie’s Reading: “Schroder” by Amity Gaige

schroderI’m back with Amity Gaige’s new novel, Schroder–just like I promised I would be!

Just hear Erik Kennedy out.  He has good reasons for taking his daughter on an unscheduled vacation.  He’s even got good reasons for fabricating his identity at age fourteen.   Over the course of his story, which he is writing from a correctional facility, he’ll tell you all about his childhood in East Germany, his love for his wife and daughter, and his fateful decision to become Erik Kennedy. Continue reading

Marie’s Reading Three Books At Once!

Yet again I find myself in the position of having a number of books that I’ve just finished, but I don’t have the time to write full reviews for each.  We’re a busy public library with a comparatively small staff.  Each one of us wears lots of different hats and has to do a lot of multi-tasking.  For those of you who don’t know, when I’m not writing these blog posts I am the head cataloger at the library.  I also am on the circulation desk a lot.  And answering reference questions.  And shelving.  And plunging the toilet sometimes.

This is me by 3pm on any given day.
This is me by 3pm on any given day.

Having time to write a blog post is a treat and a gift.  I just haven’t had those time treats lately, and I’m not sure when I’ll get any again.  I mean, I’ve been writing this blog post for over a week and—

Sorry, the phone rang.  Let’s–

Oh for heaven’s sake, now it’s tomorrow.  (<—third attempt this morning to get that sentence typed)

Quick, follow me after the jump so I can tell you about some books!

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