It is mid month and so you know what that means . . . . Quick Lit. This is where I share some short, snappy reviews of some of the books I have been reading lately. (Because I just don’t have enough time to talk about them all).
Here we go!
Axl and Beatrice know something is wrong. Their dark ages-ish community seems to have a outta sight outta mind mentality. Then they remember that they have a son, so they set out on a journey through some of the most dangerous parts of their world to be with him. The story deals with Issues: fidelity, love, lies, memories. But the meandering fantastical journey Axl and Beatrice went on did not do it for me.
This book takes a hard look at aging, and how Doctor’s commitment to saving life sometimes is contrary to the quality of life that we want for ourselves and our loved ones. Atul offers examples of aging and hospice care that allows folks to leave this world in the spirt that they wish. These topics are heavy. And as a gal who is caring for her aging father this book gave me a lot to think about. I recommended it to everyone and anyone. This is important stuff, people!
This book of classic literature has been on my TBR list for a looooong time. It is the story of Edna a 19th century housewife living in New Orleans. She has the house, the kids, and the well respected husband, but everything is not as it seems to be and she is not happy with her lot in life. She goes out and gets her’s and had an affair. I am not sure if this is a story of feminism or passion, but I have a feeling it lies somewhere in the middle.
It is not quite a memoir and not quite fiction, but a strange and wonderful combination of both. It is a collection of stories that follows a small group Vietnam War soldiers from their early childhoods, to the war-front, and then as old men on the home-front.
I am linking up with all of the rest of the Quick Lit-ers over at Modern Mrs Darcy. Head on over and check out what everyone else has been reading.