Sample Saturday – a boxer, a long weekend, and an author

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.

Don’t Skip Out On Me by Willy Vlautin

Why I have it: Because Cathy said it made her cry (and I love a good cry over a book).

Summary: A young ranch hand goes on a quest to become a champion boxer .

I’m thinking: Yes.

Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty

Why I have it: Because of Rebecca’s review.

Summary: A retired couple take a long weekend holiday and over the course of four days discover the deep uncertainties that exist between them.

I’m thinking: Maybe.

The Resurrection of Joan Ashby by Cherise Wolas

Why I have it: No idea.

Summary: Joan, an author, and her husband agree to no children. Joan finds herself pregnant. Husband is thrilled. Decades (and two children) later, Joan finally completes her masterpiece novel.

I’m thinking: No (bloated).

12 responses

  1. MacLaverty is worth a try — if not this book, then something else by him. Thanks for mentioning my review.

    Ditching the Wolas was a good choice. I got halfway through it earlier in the year and then had to resort to skimming — it’s way too long, and padded out with the author character’s work in progress (one of my pet peeves in a book).

  2. Midwinter Break was chosen by our book club – I did enjoy it, particularly the portrait of the husband who has a drink problem but thinks he is hiding it well from his wife.

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