Posted by: Katie B | September 12, 2010

Mookse and Gripes Blog

For some fun reading, check out the book reviews on the Mookse and Gripes blog.  It was created by a spouse of a Westfield Critique Group member, so you know it has to be good!

This book enthusiast works his way through contemporary literary fiction and some modern classics.  Along the way, he keeps us up to date on recent book awards and potential “up and comers”.   Maybe you’ll find your next rainy day read among his listings.

If you like to read, as well as to write, but don’t have a lot of time for either, it’s great when you find someone who has done the homework for you.  There’s nothing worse than standing in the aisle of the library with no idea what to pick up, only to find the selection you decide on is worse than sitting through James Cameron’s Titanic (I’ll never get those three hours back – although Leonardo has gone on to prove himself at the top of his class.)  By the time you return the book, you owe $8 in late fees, you’ve received a $35 parking ticket because you used your spare change on the book charge, and you’ve spilled your coffee on your favorite jeans while you were digging in your purse.  

I often leave the library wishing I’d just bought the book; it would have been cheaper.  But then I’d be stuck with a recycling pile since I couldn’t take advantage of one of the library’s biggest benefits – just give the thing back.

Les Baux

Sometimes I just don’t have time for the irony in life, and I prefer to have someone point me down the right path.  Check out these selections and let me know what you think!


  1. Very amusing opinion

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