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. As you can see this week, I have many weak spots…
Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsui
Summary: We swim in freezing Arctic waters and piranha-infested rivers to test our limits. We swim for pleasure, for exercise, for healing. But humans, unlike other animals that are drawn to water, are not natural-born swimmers. We must be taught. Tsui examines what it is about water – despite its dangers – that seduces us.
I’m thinking: Yes (books about swimming are my weak spot).
The Group by Lara Feigel
Why I have it: Spotted at A Life in Books.
Summary: The Group takes its cue from Mary McCarthy’s seminal novel about a group of female graduates. In Feigel’s version, she follows a group of female friends turning forty.
I’m thinking: Yes, eventually (stories about groups of friends are my weak spot)
Old Lovegood Girls by Gail Godwin
Why I have it: Because her friend John Irving gave it a plug in a Facebook post.
Summary: Feron Hood and Merry Jellicoe met as unlikely roommates in 1958, and became fierce friends. Their friendship covered secrets and rivalries and, a decade after college, the women reunite.
I’m thinking: Yes (boarding schools are my weak spot).