Posts Tagged ‘wonky timelines’

12th January
written by Steph

First read of 2011

I feel like I’m in a bit of a reviewing slump. I’m picking up tons of great books but I’m not sure what to say about any of them. I’ve often said it can be harder to write something meaningful about books that really astound me and I think this might be an example of that very thing. As you know, 2011 is my year of reading from my own shelves, so I figured the best way to kick things off would be to pick up the book that has possibly lingered on those shelves for the longest. I think I’ve owned You Remind Me of Me for at least five years, though it certainly feels like longer. I remember picking it up in hardback off of a remainder table at the World’s Biggest Bookstore in Toronto, and I’m sure the sticker proclaiming it “seulement $9.99” was a large incentive (weird factoid about me: when I buy books that have price stickers on them, I NEVER remove these stickers until I’ve finished reading the book… I have no idea why this is the case, but without fail I always do this… hence how I still know how much I paid for this book…). I’m sure the premise of intermixed storylines of seemingly unrelated characters that eventually unite into a meaningful and breathtaking whole played some part, but dollars to donuts it was the price that really sealed the deal for me. I think the real question is why the heck it took me so long to read this book! (more…)