Meagan Lucas

Review: In The Blood

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Lana Granger is a trust fund kid going to a small private college in a tiny town in New York. Lana is also very troubled (a chronic liar and mentally ill), an unreliable narrator and in my opinion, really unlikable. Lana takes a job babysitting an equally unlikable, eleven year old psychopath named Luke. Shortly thereafter her sort of best friend and love interest Beck disappears. Over the course of the investigation into her friend’s disappearance, we come to realize just how much of a lie Lana’s life is and…read more

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Review: The Dinner

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I should have known better – I know. I read Koch’s Summer House with Swimming Pool last year, and hated it. Hated it in ways that should have made me realize that I should just skip Koch all together. I thought SHWSP was boring and had really, terribly unlikable characters. My criticism of The Dinner is the same. It is the story of two brothers and their wives meeting for dinner to discuss the horrible thing that their children have done, and how far each person will go to protect…read more

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Regretting Motherhood?

Posted by in Navel Gazing and Other Hysterics

I’m over at One Year of Letters today. Won’t you join me? I’m discussing the isolation, loneliness and regret of motherhood.

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Review: The Omnivore’s Dilemma

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I want to preface this little review with two things: First, I don’t really read non-fiction. It’s just not my thing. I mean, I’ve read Freakonomics, and Jared Diamond, but for the most part I don’t enjoy non-fiction and avoid it. But, and here comes the Second point: I’ve been trying to eat better. Weight has been a struggle my entire life, and I feel very convicted that I do eat junk, and I feed it to my children. Before starting this book I wanted to change that, after, I’m…read more

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Review: Before I Go To Sleep

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I have a Colin Firth thing. Well, I have a British/Scottish/Irish/Welsh guy thing – Christian Bale, Hugh Grant, Tom Hardy, James McIvoy, Hugh Laurie,  Sean… but Colin is on the list too. I think it was Love Actually that made me fall for him, strangely enough. I know that he is an actual leading man and can carry a movie on his own, but it his part in that ensemble cast that breaks my heart and makes me love him so deeply. Anyway, when I saw his face on the…read more

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