Sample Saturday – a family holiday, love stories and an orphan


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 Red House by Mark Haddon

Why I have it: Because I enjoyed The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.

Summary: Richard (wealthy, recently re-married), invites his estranged sister and her family to join his for a week’s vacation.  And we all know how family holidays usually go… seven days of resentment and guilt.

I’m thinking: Maybe, though wondering if the stream-of-consciousness writing will shit me.

When it Happens to You by Molly Ringwald

Why I have it: Because Molly Ringwald.

Summary: Linked stories about love and betrayal.

I’m thinking: No. I love Molly as a star of eighties-teen-flicks, not as a fiction writer.

The Rules of Inheritance by Claire Bidwell Smith

Why I have it: No idea.

Summary: Smith – an only child – was just fourteen years old when both of her parents were diagnosed with cancer. I think we know how this will end (with me in tears?).

I’m thinking: Yes, but can I cope with another cancer story?

9 responses

    • You’d like Curious Incident I think. Also think you’d like the Molly Ringwald book (from what I read) but stay away from the cancer story! (And I don’t know WHY I want to go there… Why do I?!)

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