Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.
Clade by James Bradley
Why I have it: Probably because I liked the cover. And there was hype and lots of book shop displays.
Summary: A scientist in Antarctica marks the passage of the summer solstice while, back in Sydney, his partner waits for the results of her latest round of IVF treatment. Then there’s a storm and beekeeping.
I’m thinking: Maybe… Someone convince me.
Delicious! by Ruth Reichl
Why I have it: Picked up ages ago when in the search of foodie fiction.
Summary: Non-fiction food writer goes fiction.
I’m thinking: Yes because I like the descriptions of the little girl spending time with the spice rack (I did the same thing was I was young).
Lucky by Alice Sebold
Why I have it: Because years after reading it, The Lovely Bones still scares me.
Summary: Alice Sebold reveals how her life was utterly transformed when, as an eighteen-year-old college freshman, she was brutally raped and beaten in a park near campus.
“Maybe he was angry at the loss of his weapon or at my disobedience. Whatever the reason, this marked the end of the preliminaries.”
I’m thinking: Yes. Powerful stuff.