Category: Book Review

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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Mar 18

Book Review: Alive

Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors by Piers Paul Read The success of this book relates mostly to the compelling nature of the tragedy that spawned it. Even before reading this book, I’d heard the story of these Urugayans who crashed into the Andes back in 1972. It seemed like the perfect book to …

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Mar 16

Book Review: In Her Shoes

In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner I read GOOD IN BED, which I think is an earlier novel by this author, and I enjoyed it, so I expected this to be even better. Alas, it took a small step back. Like GOOD IN BED Weiner has a plump protagonist, which I approve of. This, perhaps, …

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Mar 14

Book Review: Chasing Harry Winston

Chasing Harry Winston by Lauren Weisberger I read THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA and found it an amusing escapist read, and assumed that this would fall along similar lines. It does. The protagonists are three young, successful, attractive women living in New York who are disappointed with their mostly perfect lives. The three women meet one …

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