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 Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
Why I have it: No idea.
Summary: Before Marzano-Lesnevich begins a job at a law firm helping defend men accused of murder, she is staunchly anti-death penalty. That changes when she learns of murderer Ricky Langley’s case and she is overcome with the feeling of wanting him to die. Shocked by her reaction, she digs deeper into the case and discovers something in his story that is uncannily familiar.
I’m thinking: Yes. The memoir combined with true crime is gripping.
The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
Why I have it: Spotted in Becky’s Books #6degrees chain.
Summary: The story of a group of young women brought from Japan to San Francisco as ‘picture brides’ nearly a century ago.
I’m thinking: Yes – hooked from the beginning.
Eggshells by Caitriona Lally
Why I have it: Spotted on a ‘Best of 2017’ list.
Summary: Vivian is a loner, with no job and few social skills. She knows she is different. She decides she wants a friend called Penelope and advertises. A Penelope replies.
‘I want a friend called Penelope. When I know he well enough, I’ll ask her why she doesn’t rhyme with antelope. I would also like a friend called Amber, but only if she was riddled with jaundice.’
I’m thinking: Yes. It’s weird. And I have a good track record with Penelopes.