Category Archive: Book Review

Jul 29

Book Review: A Beautiful Terrible Thing

A Beautiful, Terrible Thing: A Memoir of Marriage and Betrayal by Jen Waite I honestly thought I would like this book more, since I went through something so similar. It should have hit me right in the feels, as if someone who also lost her father as a child read Judy Blume’s Tiger Eyes. I …

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Jul 26

Book Review: Bossypants

Bossypants by Tina Fey Frequently, books by comedians tend to be singularly un-funny and even depressing, because they’re lacking the voice and delivery of the author’s voice. Because I got this as an audiobook, and it’s read by Tina Fey herself, that sidestepped the first. It is funny. At times I laughed out loud, like …

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Jul 03

Book Review: Throne of Jade

Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik This is a pretty good sequel to His Majesty’s Dragon, the start of this excellent series for anyone who adores dragons and/or alternate history set in the Napoleonic wars. At the end of the first book, politics require that Laurence and Temeraire make the long journey around the Cape …

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Jul 03

Book Review: White Trash. The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg This was a hard book to read (listen to). It’s one of those books where you’re glad to have read it, but you don’t really enjoy the journey. I started it over a month ago, but I had to take it in …

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Jun 25

Book Review: I Capture the Castle

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith I didn’t realize until I was halfway done with this book that the author also wrote 101 Dalmatians, which I read as a child. It was mentioned in The Billfold, a blog about personal finance, which has a recurring spot where they discuss the finance of children’s literature. …

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