11 Followers
17 Following
lauredhel

lauredhel

Currently reading

Soulless: The Manga Vol. 2 (The Parasol Protectorate Manga #2)
Gail Carriger
Asymmetry (Twelve Planets)
Thoraiya Dyer
Mullumbimby Madness #1: Never Trust a Book with a Colour Cover
Neil Dobbs
The Walking Dead, Vol. 18: What Comes After
Charlie Adlard, Robert Kirkman
Sunburnt Country
Fiona Palmer
Bark at the Moon: Bert Rokey's Letters from the South Pacific, 1942-1945: How a Soldier and Sabetha, His Kansas Farm Community, Survived World War II
Cleta Gresham Rokey
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Mark Twain
Girl Defective
Simmone Howell
Midnight Blue-Light Special
Seanan McGuire
My Policeman
Bethan Roberts

Where The Streets Had A Name

Where The Streets Had A Name - Randa Abdel-Fattah I think this book suffered a little from the tyranny of high expectations, for me. I loved Abdel-Fattah's other books, but I felt this one struggled just a little to find an engaging voice. It felt a bit too much like a deliberately-written schoolbook ("a Palestinian Muslim, a Christian, and two Jews walk into Jerusalem..."). It wasn't a bad book by any means, and the descriptions of the daily grind in occupied Palestine were worthwhile, but it just lacked the verve I was expecting from this author, and I felt that the ending had just a touch of fizzle.Still recommended, though!