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I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend - Katarina Bivald

I have a lot of thoughts about this book, all swirling around in my head avoiding cohesiveness.  

 

This is not a gripping or exciting book and it isn't a faced-paced one either.  This is a slow moving book and I suspect it's appeal is going to be limited to those readers who have more than a little bit of the characters inside themselves. 

 

I'm one of those readers; as much as my RL friends would say I'm outspoken and intolerant of crap, a lot of me shares a lot with the Broken Wheel characters, or I have at some point in my life.  So while I can't say this book emotionally moved me or cause me to think Profound Thoughts, I did connect with it and enjoy the story.

 

3 things that nagged at me:

 

1.  As lovely as the idea of sharing/selling Amy's books might be, all I could think about was "who inherited those books, and are they ok with you liquidating the estate?!?"  I'm assuming it's Tom, since no other relatives are ever mentioned, but never once is it brought up.  What's the Swedish word for probate?

 

2.  They misspelled Jane Austen's Sanditon (Sandition).

 

3.  I forgot the third thing, dammit.  Obviously something huge.

 

On a side note, my copy is a UK edition, so the translation from the original Swedish used UK words and idioms, which I thought was kind of funny for a story set in the middle of corn-field Iowa.  

 

All in all, a book I enjoyed.