Extra Books – February 14 to 20

  •  The Liar’s Club by Mary Karr
    • Published: 1995
    • Genre: Memoir
    • Why I picked it up: Had to read it for school, didn’t, am now
    • Rating: 2.5 stars
    • Challenges: Memorable Memoirs | 100+
    • My Thoughts: 
      • Meh. This book was unsatisfying for me, somehow. I didn’t feel like a lot happened and the ending especially was dull. That being said, it is a memoir and therefore based on a person’ life. But still. The story being told wasn’t one I was really interesting.
      • I did like bits and pieces of the prose. Karr can write, that’s for certain. I liked how she would make note of where her memories turned fuzzy and of things that just completely blacked out of her mind.
      • I feel like too much was left out about the mother. It seemed to me that the reader wasn’t being given chunks of information and I felt confused about all that. If you know what I mean. ^^;
      • My favourite part was when they crossed the Orange Bridge during a hurricane. I think it was really well-written and it reminded me of the nightmares I used to have about crossing exceptionally high and long narrow bridges that twisted back and forth like they were trying to throw you off.
      • Maybe it’s just that I wasn’t in the mood to read this type of story and was forcing myself through it, but I definitely enjoyed The Glass Castle a lot more than this book. I guess it just wasn’t for me :/