lisa's reviews

Reading is the only thing in the world I am good at. A lifetime of reading, fifteen years of working in bookstores, and libraries, and an obsession with the written word makes me qualified enough to talk someone's ear off about books.  Now I am getting more ARCs than I have room for in the house.  Let me get back to reading them!

Vow: A Memoir of Marriage (and Other Affairs) - Wendy Plump At first I really disliked this book, but after letting it sink in over a few days I find I don't completely hate it. It is well written, reflective, and insightful. The author comes off as very dislikable, and while I could appreciate her thoughts on marriage and infidelity, I was baffled by her take on it. The fact that she married someone just as needy and selfish as she is seems like poetic justice until you consider her children are made part of the mess of their lives. I found myself feeling the most sympathy for them, and they had almost no part of the story as part of their mother's attempt to protect their privacy.