Sample Saturday – land, water and a boat

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.

The Narrow Land by Christine Dwyer Hickey

Why I have it: Because of Susan’s review.

Summary: 1950, Cape Cod. Ten-year-old Michael meets a couple living nearby – artists Jo and Edward Hopper – and an unlikely friendship is forged.

I’m thinking: Yes (even if for the cover alone).

The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch

Why I have it: Because of Elle’s review and Bookish Beck (who knows I love a swimming memoir).

Summary: Lifelong swimmer turned artist, Yuknavitch covers issues of gender, sexuality, grief, addiction, violence, and family in her memoir.  

I’m thinking: Yes (is there a more devastating opening scene…?)

Lucky Charming by Kate Chastain

Why I have it: Because I have very low standards when it comes to television (Below Deck. Don’t judge me).

Summary: Kate Chastain labelled herself as ‘blissfully shallow and carefree’ when she began working on mega-yachts. And then came the reality TV show, Below Deck.  

I’m thinking: No – I’ll stick to watching it.

7 responses

  1. Yes, I agree the cover of The Narrow Land is very seductive. I will try to borrow it from the library, and also Yuknavitch’s memoir.

  2. The Yuknavitch sounds like a must-read. And like you, I feel entranced by the cover of The Narrow Land. It seems to be a real ‘marmite’ book, but always fun to find out which camp one ends up in!

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