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The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post by Allison Pataki Book Review

Reasons for Reading This Book: As a dedicated Readhead I read The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post by Allison Pataki . What is a ReadHead you ask? The Readheads is a podcast book club that reads a book each month and then puts out a podcast episode where the four hosts d iscuss, rate, and choose actors for the characters. The episodes are put out the first Thursday of every month. This month's choice was fro m Jackie O, our historic fiction queen. The last time we read a similar historic fiction book I really liked it so I was excited to read this one too. Content of This Book: Marjorie Merriweather Post is the daughter of C.W. Post the founder of Post Cereal Company. After growing up in Battle Creek, Michigan Marjorie made a name for herself through her business, phlanthrophy, entertaining, as a wife, as a mother, and endless high-society and political connections. From hosting presidents’ parties to serving the homeless of the Great Depression Marjorie has lived many lives. Bo

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett Book Review

Reasons for Reading This Book: When I first moved to start my new job at the end of 2022 I was without WiFi for a week. This was not going to be a problem for me because one of the first things I did when I got settled was go to the library and get a library card. I knew one book I was going to check out but also needed a second because the first was short. My mom suggested I read State of Wonder by Ann Patchett , one of her favorite books. It was the perfect book to read because it was long and I had lots of time to read. I also knew that with starting my new job I was going to have less time to read during the day and implemented reading for one hour each night before I watch TV. When my mom grabbed this book at the library she said “It was one of her favorite books and had something to do with medical malpractice but that the doctors were in the Amazon jungle”. That is really all she gave me. Without knowing much more than that I dove into the book.   Content of This Book: Mariana S