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Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt Book Review

Reasons For Reading This Book: Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt has been on my to read list since it was published last year. This specific book came as a recommendation from my best friend. After finally getting my hands on a library copy I was able to read it in March 2023. As someone who has a degree in environmental studies and a love for ocean life, I was excited to read this book for the story and interpretation of an octopus as a narrator. I avoided reading the description of the book as I wanted to go into it with little expectations of the story. Before starting I was told by my best friend that she loved it and when she tells others about this book it sounds like a child’s book but is not.   Content of This Book: Tova is a lonely widow, Cameron is a down on his luck young man, and Marcellus is a giant Pacific octopus. These three contrasting characters’ lives become intertwined cleverlyin a story that is heartwarming, charming, and oh so unconventional.    What

The Measure by Nikki Erlick Book Review

Reasons For Reading This Book: The Measure by Nikki Erlick was the March selection for The Readhead podcast book club . This is a podcast book club that I have been a part of for the last 3 years. Every month I look forward to reading and listening to the corresponding podcast episode. I had no expectation for this book but was excepted to read as the idea of the strings seemed like a good topic for a book club discussion.   Content of This Book: One March morning everyone finds a wooden box assigned to them and inscribed with "The measure of your life lies within". Inside the box is a string of varying length that depicts the exact number of years left of their life. The world is now in a state of wonder and frenzy trying to find out where these boxes came from. Who will open their box and who will not? How does knowing the length of their life change or not change the way they live the rest of their life? How do politics and society reflect this uncharted phenomenon?    Wh