Last week while wandering through B&N, I bought a book of classic Irish tales for a Mother’s Day gift (which was appreciated when given today) and also a copy of Emily M. Danforth’s The Miseducation of Cameron Post. Cameron Post is an eastern Montana almost-teenager when her parents die; the same weekend they die, she kisses a girl for the first time. The rest of the book covers the next few years of her life, realizing she’s a lesbian and dealing with that in a small town, living with her born-again aunt who eventually sends her off to have the gay prayed away. The book was very well written, I thought, but very slowly paced. Which makes sense to the degree that it was marching along with Cameron’s teen years, which did not exactly fly by. But by the time Cameron gets sent off to be fixed, I was bored. Next book, please?
Two more boxes of books have been culled from the TBR or ABR shelves, which are finally beginning to be visibly thinned out. Among the double stacked shelves I found a bunch of Silhouette Bombshells (does anyone else remember that short-lived category line?) written by authors like Rachel Caine, Debra Webb, and Ruth Wind. I also found some old, old Harlequin Intrigues by Tess Gerritsen and Anne Stuart, as well as Loveswepts by Deborah Smith. Also found more categories by Ruth Wind and a couple historical mmpbs by Barbara Samuel.
Books I’d like to pass on to happy homes (free) if anyone wants them:
- John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars (autographed but not personalized)
- Danforth’s The Miseducation of Cameron Post (nearly new)
- Suzanne Brockmann’s Bork to Darkness (autographed by not personalized)
- Nora Roberts’ The Witness
- K.A. Mitchell’s No Souvenirs (an unsigned copy — already have a copy, not sure how I wound up with two)
And there are bound to be more soon, since I’ve set myself the goal of finishing out the clear up by June 1.