Review: Anxious People

Anxious People

Anxious People
By Fredrik Backman
Atria Books, 9781501160837, September 2020, 352pp.

The Short of It:

Lots of love for this odd, little story.

The Rest of It:

This is a story about a bank robbery. Well, kind of. What starts off as a bank robbery quickly becomes a hostage situation. But, not really. One bad choice leads to another and it’s kind of a wild ride. The dialogue is a little choppy in places and for many, this is a turn off but trust me, give it time. Ease into its craziness and let these characters do their thing and before you know it, you will be wanting to know them personally.

I know I haven’t said much about the story but it’s best that I just let you experience it yourself. It is the type of story that will make you feel a lot of things. Sadness, happiness, hope. You will laugh but you will also feel for these characters and what life has dealt them. It has a much bigger message than what you would gather from that colorful cover.

My recommendation: read it, enjoy it, laugh, feel good.

Source: Borrowed
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Sunday Matters: Finished

Sunday Matters

Good morning! I hope you are all doing okay. I know some of my friends in Texas have had quite a rough time of it. Praying for you all. Hoping that you get the resources you need to get up and running again soon. I know many of you in other parts of the country were also affected by the recent snow and ice storms. Praying for you as well.

Well folks, we are done. Finished. Done with the college audition process. Now, we wait. My daughter is so exhausted. What a grueling process this was. It had some benefits. I mean, we didn’t have to fly to all these schools to audition in person but she is going to need a few weeks to recover from it all. She’s been going non-stop since August.

Right Now:

Yesterday, on a particularly fun and productive walk, I did something to my leg. I was walking along at a good clip and then my leg just gave out. It’s at the top of my femur and excruciatingly painful. I don’t know what the heck I did but I can’t lift it to take a decent step or to climb the stairs in my house. So, I am just being a slug and holing up on the couch at the moment.

Later, perhaps a trip to the bookstore. Because a trip to the bookstore is worth a lame leg. Then even later, youth group on Zoom. We are scheduled to meet in-person again beginning March 7th. Excited but also concerned. We will be meeting indoors. I plan to double mask when the time comes.

This Week:

Not much going on this week. My book club meets this Wednesday on Zoom. We will be discussing The Night Tiger. I am having coffee on the patio with a friend at the end of this week, weather permitting. Looking forward to a gab fest.


I am currently reading Mother May I by Joshilyn Jackson. It comes out in April but my review copy has been staring at me for weeks so I dove right in. Her stories always pull me in.


I am halfway through Season Four of Schitt’s Creek. I do not want this show to end. I am rationing episodes now.

Grateful for:

  • A good night’s sleep. I’ve finally been able to sleep the last couple of nights. Hoping my daughter can relax enough now for her to get some sleep too.
  • Fatburger’ s Impossible Burger. It’s amazing. You would never know it’s plant based and I even get it on a gluten free bun and it’s like the real deal. I may have mentioned them in another post but they are unbelievably good.
  • Twinkly sunlight that filters through the trees. It makes me so, so happy.

Tell me what is going on in your world. How are you doing? What are you looking forward to when all this is behind us? I am really getting excited about museums opening soon.

Chatting with friends about books and life…