Miss Goodie Two Shoes, always giving advice as if the world would just fucking collapse if she didn’t have something to say about every damn thing.  Know-It-All.  Gives the rest of us girls a bad name, servant goddess to men. Kissing up and batting those big eyes.  I wonder if she believed half the Betty Crocker bullshit she dished out.

As always, more to come

J-Dub’s Review Of the Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo

Beginning with the tragedy of 9/11 and ending with a tragic death, this story is told in short chapters from the viewpoint of the protagonist Lucy Maxwell.  As is my usual modus operandi, I will not give any spoilers.  Simply put, this fictional account reads like real life.  I felt as if I was reading a private journal.  The perpetual questions are asked but remain unanswered which makes moving through the story easy and seamless.  One cannot wait to see what’s next and by asking questions, Lucy seems more human.  Perfectly flawed.  This is a love story full of lessons and choices.  Unlimited possibilities juxtaposed against safety and settling.

For the first time in forever, I have nothing to add to my commonplace book.  I am not sure why.  There is a line or two worth keeping yet maybe I have seen them somewhere else before.  Predictable almost grasps the feeling that this story is more tried and true than original.

Ambiguous enough?  Have I intrigued you?  Recommended read if only for the list of others books at the end. A solid 4 out of 5 stars.

As always, more to come.