4 Followers
24 Following
auntieannie

auntieannie

Currently reading

Paddy's Lament, Ireland 1846-1847: Prelude to Hatred
Thomas Gallagher
Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One
Jenny K. Blake
When in French: Love in a Second Language
Lauren Collins
Beyond the Job Description: How Managers and Employees Can Navigate the True Demands of the Job
Jesse Sostrin
Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing
David Hubel, Margaret S. Livingstone
Achieving Your Potential As A Photographer: A Creative Companion and Workbook
Harold Davis
Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
Sherry Turkle
Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs (Voices That Matter)
Roberto Valenzuela
Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl, Harold S. Kushner
Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection
Jacob Silverman

Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here - Stewart O'Nan I didn't think this was as strong as O'Nan's other books, but stuck with it as a foundation to reading Emily, Alone, a sequel, which seems to be better reviewed.It was hard to like the characters and a lot of it was mundane. There were a lot of individual characters and their story lines to keep up with it, but none of them were particularly compelling.After a while, the effort of staying with the book meshed with the idea of this family on vacation in a smallish cottage with rain and life disappointments to deal with, and then I got into it more. I kept waiting for some big development, but none ever came. The side story of the missing girl from the gas station was odd -- I think this was a story he really wanted to work with, and ended up doing in another book, Songs for the Missing.