Got a couple more reviews to round out the year! Wasn’t truly wowed by either book, but I think most of that had to do with the fact that these were out of my comfort zone. Can’t say I regretted reading them, but I just wasn’t as keen about them.
The first book, Practical Magic, was something I wanted to read because I absolutely loved the film. I mean, there’s no denying the charm in strong and modern witch-women and dancing around making midnight margaritas. (Also, I do love Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock as the Owens sisters.)
Turns out I’m still not a fan of magical realism. I tried, though.
The second book is also not something I typically read, but it was still interesting to see how Pinker argued his thesis of “there’s been less violence today than in the past.”