My work schedule has finally calmed down, which means a return to your regularly scheduled reading, writing, occasionally cleaning program! This weekend I read BIG LITTLE LIES by Liane Moriarty and I definitely recommend it. I love a good dark comedy. I laughed out loud several times and came close to crying on more than one occasion (keep in mind, I am a sucker for certain dramatic moments).
More importantly, I have found that when I am reading, writing comes much easier. (Though I'll also admit that reading a fantastic book like BIG LITTLE LIES can also result in some serious intimidation factor. Everything has its ups and downs.)
About the book:
Set in an Australian suburb, Big Little Lies focuses on three women, all of whom have children at the same preschool. One is a great beauty married to a fabulously rich businessman; they have a “perfect” set of twins. One is the can-do mom who can put together a mean pre-school art project but can’t prevent her teenage daughter from preferring her divorced dad. The third is a withdrawn, single mother who doesn’t quite fit in. Right from the start--thanks to a modern “Greek chorus” that narrates the action--we know that someone is going to end up dead. The questions are who and how.
Let me know what you think of it!