Category: Book Review

Apr 14

Book Review: The Shamer’s Daughter

The Shamer’s Daughter by Lene Kaaberbol My middle-grade daughter really loved this series and told me I had to read it. Let me start off by saying that if I had read this when I were in junior high, I would have adored it. It has everything I loved back then: a magical young girl …

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Mar 26

Book Review: Here Lies My Heart

Here Lies My Heart: Essays on Why We Marry, Why We Don’t, and What We Find There by Deborah Chasma This started out being the perfect book for peeking into candid, graphic depictions of other people’s marital lives. It’s like listening to your friends dish on what’s really happening at home, except pithy, and with …

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Mar 24

Book Review: Year of the Cock

Year of the Cock: The Remarkable True Account of a Married Man Who Left His Wife and Paid the Price by Alan Wieder I should find it ironic that the memoir of a man who produces reality television should read so much like a reality tv show itself. As with the worst of unscripted television, …

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Mar 22

Book Review: The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin Several different people independently told me that this book was worth reading, so I actually bought a copy instead of checking it out from the library. On one sense, it’s a story I’ve read before. Girl (usually it’s a boy) gets summoned the capital of a large, magical, …

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Mar 20

Book Review: Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You

Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You by Sam Gosling This book is justification for the people who inspect others’ bookshelves and secretly judge them. As we all pretty much knew already, you CAN find out a lot about people by looking at their stuff. The question is, how much? That’s what this book delves …

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