My mailbox was empty this week, except for one review book from Alison Pace, whose prequel Pug Hill has been on my wish list.
Hope McNeil is an art restorer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. At 31, she thinks she should be getting married and having kids, but she doesn’t like the guy she met via online dating, she has a crush on a coworker, and her parents have asked her to make a speech at their fortieth wedding anniversary celebration despite her terror of public speaking. Her favorite place is Pug Hill in Central Park, where pug fanciers bring their dogs to frolic. Hope doesn’t have her own pug but always feels revitalized just by watching the dogs at play. Signing up for a class on overcoming presentation anxiety, Hope meets quirky people with unusual problems who she wouldn’t have encountered elsewhere and is motivated to try to figure out what she wants in life. Pace’s very leisurely chick-lit novel is at its best when Hope is surrounded by dogs, and its neatly wrapped-up conclusion does promise love. Diana Tixier Herald
WHAT ARE YOU READING?
I always look forward to Mondays these days, and the opportunity to talk about books I’ve read and books I plan to read.
Here’s My Blog/Reading Activity This Week:
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1. The Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
2. The Grief of Others, by Leah Hager Cohen
3. Beautiful Children, by Charles Bock
And that’s it for the week! Maybe I’ll read something more…time will tell. What about the rest of you? Come on by and share….