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. This week all the books are from authors I’ve read (and enjoyed) previously –
The Standing Chandelier by Lionel Shriver
Summary: Weston receives an extravagant engagement present from his best friend (and old flame) Jillian – he doesn’t know how to get it past his fiancée. There’s an argument.
I’m thinking: Well I liked it but as it’s included in her new collection, Property, I’ll go for that.
How Hard Can It Be by Allison Pearson
Summary: Sequel to I Don’t Know How She Does It. It’s seven years later and Kate Reddy is facing her 50th birthday, and dealing with teenagers and a husband who has retrained as a counsellor.
I’m thinking: Yes. I know it will be predictable but it will also make for light holiday reading.
Wallflowers by Eliza Robertson
Summary: Short story collection that opens with a girl who is cat-sitting for her neighbour (and who eats lots of boiled eggs and watches a lot of TV).
I’m thinking: Maybe – the writing is not as sharp as it is in Demi-Gods.