The Margarets


Earlier I mentioned I was reading The Margarets while waiting for jury duty. I’m glad I had the day because then I was able to finish the novel before my copy of the newest Harry Potter was available at the library yesterday. It is very good.

As usual, Tepper is making a social commentary. As usual, she twines it into such a good storyline that is doesn’t matter. There’s a science fiction theory that is crucial to this novel. When a decision needs to be made, the timeline splits into two – one where the person says yes and another where the person says no, creating two parallel times that grow less similar as the effects of the two different decisions effect the happenings after that. Margaret ends up with seven personalities, each unaware of the other, splitting onto to worlds fulfilling different roles.The Pinball Theory of Apocalypse byJonathan Selwood

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
took up yesterday. It was a nice, warm, sunny day that was great for reading. I even took a couple breaks to shop for scrapbooking supplies. Today my college-aged daughter came home to visit and to read my copy of Harry Potter because she is way down the library reservation list. I expect my other, older daughter to read it this week, too. Three for the use of one library loan – not bad.

I also added reviews for a book I was asked to review, The Pinball Theory of the Apocalypse, and a book from Molly, Show and Tell.