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Reading Roundup: November 2012

Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson I'd heard a lot of good things about this book, but I wasn't that impressed by it. It wasn't bad and it wasn't good--just a light little read for a Sunday afternoon that left me feeling kind of 'meh'. Are You My Mother? by Allison Bechdel I really love Bechdel's Fun Home and looked forward to reading this follow-up. It was just as poignant and insightful, but in a different way. Despite the fact that it is a graphic memoir (and be warned, there are a few graphic scenes), the text is quite dense. It is much more self-referential and more complex than Bechdel's earlier book and took a lot more work to read. Several weeks after reading I still finding myself thinking about it--that to me is one of the signs of a good book. Another Piece of My Heart by Jane Green I wanted to like this book much more than I did. The plot was interesting and most of the characters were well fleshed-out. But the author decided to j