Angie’s Take

So it’s been a week of highs and lows Chez Diana. Low: We didn’t get the house we offered for. High: Booksigning! Low: Another house we were interested in went into contract before we found out about not getting the first house, so we couldn’t even offer on that one. High: New York Observer put me on a list with Salman Rushdie!

We capped off the week with a Fourth of July Trip out to the Eastern Shore, and an afternoon spent waterskiing, tubing, wakeboarding… (I’m really only good with the tubing). Sailor Boy took me sailing. These are all highs. Last night we were supposed to go watch a midnight showing of The Goonies but everyone involved was far too worn out to attempt it.

In other news, Angie of Angieville has read Rites of Spring (Break) and commented on it, here.

A highlight of the review (which is happily spoiler-free):

This book…how I loved this book. I loved the increasingly mature way Amy deals with her friends. Her experiences with Jenny in the previous volume have made her more sensitive, I think, to the delicate emotions and motivations at work among her fellow Diggers. Despite their rank, wealth, brains, looks, or attitude. I loved how the class of D177 coalesces in this book. They stand up for each other. They notice things. They’re not so quick to judge.

Nice words on a rainy Saturday morning. I really enjoy Angie’s reviews. Even if I don’t agree with her take (she was not as big a fan of Keturah and Lord Death as I was), I find that she always picks really fascinating parts of the story to comment on. They aren’t what most reviewers choose to mention and they always make me think.

Not much focus to the blog today, is there? I’ll probably be spending the bulk of the day housekeeping and working on SSG4, that is, if I’m well-behaved. If not, I’ll be experimenting in the kitchen and reading. I have a whole bunch of new books. What are you all up to?

Posted in diversions, ROSB, SB

4 Responses to Angie’s Take

  1. Bill Clark says:

    Sailor Boy took me sailing

    Glad to see he’s living up to his name! 🙂

  2. Patrick says:

    SSG4 isn’t done yet???? This means I have to wait to read it!!!! GAH!!!

    Well, I finished reading ROSB yesterday and loved it.

  3. Julie Leto says:

    So sorry about the houses. I really had a good feeling…clearly, I’m not psychic.

    My daughter went waterskiing for the first time yesterday. I was not there–which is probably WHY she went skiing because I likely would have said no if asked for permission.

    Great review…and I totally agree with her comment. Loved the book!

  4. Angie says:

    Diana, wow! Thank you so much for mentioning my review. I’m glad you enjoy the reviews and I can’t tell you (again) how much I enjoyed ROSB.