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.
Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates
Summary: The inner and spiritual life of Norma Jeane Baker / Marilyn Monroe, reimagined.
I’m thinking: Yes but do I have the strength for 1115 pages…?
Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler
Summary: Four friends, born and raised in small Wisconsin town. Now they’re husbands and fathers, and returning home – shared memories, clashes and the realisation that things change.
I’m thinking: Yes, interested in a story about four male friends.
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Summary: Janie, 16, is married off to an old man with sixty acres. Endures two stifling marriages before meeting the man of her dreams, who offers not diamonds, but a packet of seeds.
I’m thinking: Don’t know – unfortunately the sample was acknowledgements and reading group notes!