52. The Versions of Us

By Laura Barnett

Rating: 4 out of 5

This is a very well written book.  The author looks too young to have experienced the things in this book, but she writes as someone who knows of which she speaks.

It presents a pretty glum and depressing view of marriage and doesn’t put men in a great light, but it is a good book.

51. The Moving Finger

By Agathat Christie

Rating:  3 out of 5

I believe this is my first Agatha Christie.  I don’t know why I’ve never read one of hers before.  Seems like I should read her, since I enjoy mysteries.  This book was referenced in another book I read (I don’t remember which one), so I figured I ‘d start here.

It didn’t do much for me.  It is set in another time and place with which I”m not familiar.  I’ll probably try another, though.

49.The Kitchen House

By Kathleen Grissom

Rating:  3.5 out of 5

This is about slavery, and the first half is pretty harsh.  I hated pages 217-218, where a character has a stupid misunderstanding.

I’m up to page 306.  The book is full of sadness.  It is well-written, but who wants to read about all this sadness?

It doesn’t even really have a happy ending.  I say take a pass on this one.