Recording a book review for book tube was a great excuse to brush my hair and put on a little make-up, so I did just that for my latest read, This Has Nothing To Do With You by Lauren Carter. I still wore stretchy pants though, there’s no way I’m needlessly wearing jeans while this pandemic continues…
This book was published by a local press, Freehand Books, and I encourage everyone to pick up a book that is locally published or written right now, your local publishing industry needs your support! Make your purchase extra-ethical by buying it from a local independent bookstore; so many are now offering delivery. Amazon doesn’t need the boost right now, but your local business certainly does.
Sounds like an intresting book
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Enjoyed your review! Interesting about the way Matt traumatizes himself with the news in the story. I definitely feel that I do that to myself sometimes, when I know it would be better for me to read something else!
I do this on regular basis by clicking on stupid videos on facebook! LOL
This book ticks a lot of boxes for me: 90s culture, road trip fleeing, having an older brother, and a mom who murders her lying/no good cheating husband! Now, the issue is if it’s available in the U.S. That’s one problem I keep bumping into with international blogger friends! Canada is RIGHT THERE, but it’s a different country. Freehand Books says available in Canada only, even though they have a PDF version.
Yah it’s a small press which makes it difficult 🙁
I love Lauren Carter and her books. And, yes, her characterization is so good! The whole “this has nothing to do with you” theme also gave me a lot to think about.
This is the first book of hers I’ve read-she’s also a poet too, no?
Yes. I’ve read her most recent poetry book – Following Sea – but also read her first novel Swarm. 🙂
I’m the baby too so I know what you (and the author) mean! I loved being spoiled but I got a bit irritated when my siblings were still treating me as a kid when I reached thirty… 😉 And yes, news-watching can be very traumatising, especially at the moment.
yes to all this!
I started to read this a few weeks ago and just loved it so much that I stopped reading it. Does that ever happen to you? Like you’re so sure the book is going to be a perfect match for you, that you are hesitant to read on, in case the actual book shatters your belief that you’re made for each other, book and reader? 😀 Anyhow, I will get back to it. And I’m sure it won’t disappoint. Glad to hear that you enjoyed it too and found it an occasion for hair-brushing and hailing the importance of supporting indie publishers and indie bookshops too!
This will sound weird, but the only book I stopped reading, and then started again was Ducks, Newburyport (for obvious reason). I just push my way to the end regardless of how i feel about it…