A Few Pecans Short of a Pie by Molly Harper 5/5 Stars
I loved this short story just as I love all of the other Southern Eclectic books. Unfortunately I read it out of order so was a bit out of touch with Margot’s story but it was easy to jump back in. It follows Margot as she tries to plan her wedding, wrap her mind around being pregnant, and hone her skills as a soon-to-be new step-mom to two girls. Hilarious and entertaining, the only downside is it wasn’t long enough.
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgernstern 4/5 Stars
I really, really liked the Starless Sea but I don’t think it lived up to the hype it has been getting or another book it has been compared to, The Ten Thousand Doors of January. I was so excited for this book that I accidentally ended up pre-ordering three copies. Oops. I first tried to listen to the audiobook but I think it wasn’t working for me because of a slower beginning to the book and the narrator not having a particularly exciting voice. After I went to Morgernstern’s Seattle book tour event I had the physical copy and I enjoyed reading that much more. The Starless Sea follows Zachary Ezra Rollins (I love that she uses his full name so much and that almost every chapter starts with it) as he tries to find the origins of a book he reads that has, among other stories, one from him in his childhood. It is a great story but is lacking a subtle magic that I was expecting and can’t quite put my finger on.