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Monday Mini ~ A Hundred Summers

MondayMini3Getting back into the swing of things each week is hard. So is finding the quiet time to write a review over the weekend. In order to ease out of the weekend, I’ve decided to begin my blogging week with a mini review.

Friday afternoon I worked from home. That evening, I planned on eating with my family and my bestie’s family at a restaurant that is walking distance from my home. When I walked out of the house to head to the restaurant I had the first sensation of fall chilliness. As much as I enjoy the end of the blistering heat and humidity, it was sad to see Summer 2013 in the rearview mirror. To recapture a little bit of the sun, I’m choosing this book to feature as today’s Monday Mini.

A Hundred Summers by Beatriz WilliamsCover of A Hundred Summers
Putnam ~ May 30, 2013 ~ 368 pages
Penguin Audio ~ Kathleen McInerney ~ 11 hours 35 minutes

I hosted a read-a-long for this book and I thought it was just about the perfect book for this type of reading. It broke up well into sections and each one had more things to talk about than could be covered in an hour long tweet chat. Although I had an ARC of this book, I chose to purchase the audio version because the read-a-long I so happily planned coincided with crunch time for studying for my PMP certification. A Hundred Summers made my daily commute a nice little respite from memorizing lists, formulas, and management philosophies. This was my first experience listening to Kathleen McInerney narrate and I was delighted with her work. The characters were distinguishable through her voices and I was impressed with how she portrayed Kiki. I was not surprised to learn that McInerney has narrated the Pinkalicious series. The combination of Beatriz Williams’ vivid storytelling and McInerney’s flair was perfect. This book is perfect for reading with others because there are so many topics to discuss and suspicions to be dished upon. While it felt perfect to read during the summer, I would recommend this book anytime someone wants to add a little summer sun to their lives.

3 Comments

  • At 2013.09.16 06:30, Sandy said:

    Mcinerney narrates all the Kate Berkholder murder mysteries (the ones set in Amish country) and does a great job with them (except she sorta makes the love interest sound like a lounge lizard but other than that!). I probably need to wait to read any summer books until we are deep into the school year and I’m needing a beach vacation. Right now, I’m sick to death of this damn heat.

    • At 2013.09.16 11:08, Ellison Weist said:

      Hope you’re headed into a lovely autumn. Bring on the Books of Fall, 2013. Looks like it’s going to be a great season!

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      • At 2013.09.16 17:11, Nina said:

        Finished this book at 2AM. Loved it!

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