Saturday, November 16, 2013

Fries and a Novel

So, you live in an area with a thriving library system, but just never manage to get to the library? The community we visited yesterday's Culver's is making access to books one step more simple by hosting a Little Free Library. It may not be on the drive-through, but it certainly stands to get a lot of traffic from people hungry for more than just a butter burger. Stocked with enjoyable books, their LFL was a beacon of light in a well landscaped picnic area.
Keep your eyes peeled for these little guys, you never know when you may stumble across one in the most unexpected places.

Friday, November 15, 2013


Infinityglass (Hourglass, #3)In Infinityglass, the third of Myra McEntire's Hourglass novels, we have the pleasure of getting to know McEntire's world through the eyes of Dune and the as-yet-unmet  Hallie, whose particular talents threaten to turn the world of the Hourglass team inside out. I admit, it was with great trepidation that I picked up this novel. While Hourglass had nestled into my heart, the narrative choices in Timpepiece left me feeling disappointing. I like to be able to like my main characters, and it took too long to get there in Timepiece. When I started Infinityglass, I worried that would again be the case, and I felt my fears were confirmed in the first chapter, but by the second my mind was changed, and I am glad to have kept with it.
Infinityglass flaunts McEntire's meticulous world building in a quick paced story full of a delicious blend of angst and yearning. Complete with family dysfunction and deep secrets, McEntire kept me turning pages well into the wee hours of the night. I liked the way that Infinityglass examines the concepts of identity and agency. While also delving into interpersonal relationships, particularly friendships, the relationship between Hallie and her concept of self was the most powerful.
The entire Hourglass series is well worth reading if you're looking for something that will pull at your heart strings in a world that is at best, wibbly wobbly and timey wimey.

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