Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie. Pulitzer prize 1984.
Fluid comes to mind on my experience reading this book. Rare is a Pulitzer thats an easy read. The style of prose is lucid, no need to scratch the surface to understand and the split narrative helps.
There are two stories in this novel, Vinnie a 54 year old american divorcee, college professor who goes to England to research about children playground rhymes and his colleague Fred, a young, good-looking american, junior professor doing also a research of the author John Gay. Both works in the same major university in the US. Each had a romantic interlude during their stay in England (Foreign Affairs). The dog Fido added a comic relief to the story. The ending is tragic though...
"Somehow tragedy attracts awards and comedy doesn't." - Alison Lurie
Connected (The Connections #1) by Kim Karr...over all i like it enough...but i was not "connected" enough with the characters but with the way this book ended in such a cliffy there is bound to be more drama in the next installment. I do like River and Dahl together so Ben best of luck to you on getting your lady love back coz it won't be easy anymore and you have a lot of explaining to do.
The Impossibility of Tomorrow (The Incarnation #2) by Avery Williams...i end up liking it more than i did when i started reading it. I like the way the author managed to keep me guessing who's body Cyrus was in and up to the end she managed to almost fool me like Cyrus did with Sera! But the author could have really developed Sera's character here instead she still comes off as any regular teenage girl rather than a centuries old incarnate. I want her to sound like an old soul in a young body. Or was she that good in camouflaging in Kylie's life and family? i just find it that odd sometimes.
Being a Gaiman fan, I liked it but I can't say it's a favorite. A nice read and it had it's touching moments. This book felt more personal as compared to Gaiman's other works. It reminded me of my own childhood and how I used to see the world.
The latest book Ive read was James Patterson "Hide and Seek".
It was good. I can't stop myself finishing it as soon as possible. Lover kasi ako ng mga crime / murder investigation. Meron dun pero kaunti lang, umiikot yung kwento sa mga pangyayari before naganap yung mga murders.
It was first Patterson book I read, and I will definitely try his other books
The Edge of Always (The Edge of Never #2) by J.A. Redmerski...continues the love and life back on the road for Cam and Andrew. It has the right amount of angst and I absolutely love them both more than ever than i did before in the first book. This time they have come full circle in their journey on the road after life have thrown them a heart breaking tragedy. This was beautifully written and the author has a way of bringing her characters to life and made me all gooey inside <3
More Than Her (More #2) by Jay Mclean....the much anticipated second installment of this series and because i want to layooked LOGAN MATTHEWS...a lot of us readers who follow this series were very curious of the HER in the life of Logan who is such a player, arrogant, cocky but oooh so charming that you can't stay mad at him for too long. Ms. Jay did not disappoint in this one, i laughed so hard, i got teary eyed, so frustrated with certain characters and even fell sympathetic to the one character i vowed never to feel anything for for she was that hateful in the first book. But this one ended in such a freaking cliffy that I am in agony now. I want to get my hands on the next installment More than Him like right now but that is really impossible unless I will have Santa kidnapped the author as part of my christmas wish list. But still this was an amazing read it was worth the sleepless night!
When It Rains (Rain #1) by Lisa De Jong...New Adult...this is a story of loss, pain, love, hope, courage, second chances for three people who love each other so much that it almost tore them apart also. This is one angst filled love story that i actually end up loving. It was written so beautifully and every emotions that the author wanted you to feel for the characters you really feel. i cried so hard but the amazing power of love can do that to you. This is a reminiscent of A Walk to Remember and PS I Love You. I love Asher and Beau i think there are just the right men for different reasons for Kate to learn how to live life that she deserves even after that painful experience she went through. Another amazing read for me this week that it left me an emotional wreck.
“When it rain, think of me. I'll be your umbrella, Kate. I'll be your barrier from the storm, when life gets too heavy. Don't let the storm wash you away. Allow it to nourish new life.” ~ Asher to Kate