Book Review: Part Two

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In lieu of a cover photo, I give you pasta.

Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert
Lizzie rating: B+
We all know I had an identity crisis while reading this book (talk about a first world problem). I ended up really liking the Italy part, stalling out a bit in India and feeling pleasantly apathetic about Bali. It was a good travel read and I can see what all the hype is about. Did make me want to do some yoga…. 🙂

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Modern Bath, where the book is set.

Persuasion, Jane Austen
Lizzie rating: A
I love Austen, specifically Pride and Prejudice but my numerous rereads of Lizzie Bennett and Darcy have distracted me from other awesome Austen heroines. Anne Elliot’s story of growing up and learning to stick to her guns is light, fun and pleasurably engrossing.

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Rained out in Vienna

A Visit from the Good Squad, Jennifer Egan
Lizzie rating: A
Egan builds an elaborate web of interconnected stories. The principle themes being identity, especially our self perception versus the perception of others around us. The book is consuming and never lingers on one character for too long. The connections between characters isn’t always immediately obvious but Egan is such a studious architect you know you are in capable hands.

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