An ode to the pop-fiction palate cleanser

I decided to try it at an airport, because… I was already drinking a bloody, you know? Anyway I loved it, practically inhaled it, and passed it on to a friend. She was looking for a pick-me-up, had been into the hard stuff lately. Pretty soon I found another friend who liked it, and a week later, a third confessed: She’d needed it, needed the break from reality.

So there you have it. If you’re looking for a reprieve from life’s daily frustrations, Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies is an almost guaranteed conduit to temporary nirvana. 

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5 books, reviewed real quick

Summer 2016 went by far too fast, distracted as we were byΒ Donald Trump and the return of the bare midriff. But even though my ST updates this year have been lackluster at bestβ€”it’s my 2017 resolution, I swearβ€”IΒ did actually manage to finish some books this summer. So before the frost fully sets in, here are a few thingsΒ I done read recently.

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