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Over Easy by Mimi Pond
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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 3)
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It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (April 24)
March 2017 Inclusive Reading Report
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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
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My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8

Over Easy: 04/02/17

Over Easy by by Mimi Pond

Over Easy by Mimi Pond is a graphic novel almost memoir of waitressing in Oakland in the late 1970s. Margaret, born and raised in San Diego gets tired of the hippie art scene and heads north to Oakland for art school.

She gets into a groove drawing the people and things in the diners she haunts. Her drawing leads her to a diner that's ahead of the foodie curve and is run by the weirdest group of people she's ever met. She knows she wants in.

Getting a job at the diner requires telling a dirty joke. Getting a good job at the diner requires back breaking work until someone higher up quits.

It's a quiet, Oakland centered story that takes side glances at the music scene, the fading hippie scene, drugs and sex before the war on the drugs and the start of the HIV epidemic.

You can see my live blogging of favorite panels on Tumblr.

Five stars

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