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BBB - Bronwyn's Book Blog

Compiled thoughts on the books I read.

Currently reading

Constellation of Genius: 1922: Modernism Year One
Kevin Jackson
The Inimitable Jeeves
P.G. Wodehouse
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot
For Her Own Good: Two Centuries of the Experts' Advice to Women
Barbara Ehrenreich, Deirdre English
North and South
Elizabeth Gaskell, Patricia Ingham
American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee - Karen Abbott Won through Goodreads.

Well, my phone ate my review, so let's try again.

I didn't really care for this. I really enjoyed Abbott's first book, so I had high hopes. I didn't connect with the story or any of the people. Everyone was awful and I'm not really sure why I should care about any of them; sometimes those people can still be interesting, but I did not feel that was the case here. The jumping time periods and people just added to the confusion. I want to read a straightforward biography again; so many seem to be written disjointed lately. I didn't hate this book, I just didn't enjoy it. It's probably good I know next to nothing about Gypsy and have never seen the musical, judging from other people's reviews.