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I like reading books about war dogs, shipwrecks, and lady aviators.

Currently reading

The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss
Gloria Vanderbilt, Anderson Cooper
Death by Darjeeling - Laura Childs

Conversely, this is a book I fully intend on recommending to my mom. Full disclosure: it's not good. Like, really not great. The writing is terrible, the plot lines are predictable, there's so much fawning over "the South" that it's hard not to write the whole thing off as racist. ...But it's also the first book in a murder mystery series that centers around a tea shop. So. I'm trying to look over all the insanities of this first book (including the most ridiculous, distracting, unreal names of the characters) and plow ahead in hopes that a good editor came along and shaped the future books into something better.