Category: Review


Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

  Title: Brown Girl Dreaming Author/Narrator: Jacqueline Woodson Audio Duration: 3 hr, 55 min Published: 2014 | Pages: 352 Genre: Memoir/Free Verse/Young Adult Rating: Go! Read it! On Amazon | On Indiebound | On Goodreads | On Audible In Short: A memoir written in free verse, Woodson looks back on her childhood growing up in Ohio, South Carolina, and New York during the 60s and 70s. Why I Read/Listened: Brown Girl Dreaming has received so […]

Posted 8 October, 2015 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 11 Comments
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Books I’ve Recently Read | October Edition

Books I’ve Recently Read | October Edition

      Title: Packing for Mars | Author: Mary Roach Audio Narrator: Sandra Burr | Audio Duration: 10 hr, 28 min Published: 2010 | Pages: 334 | Genre: Non-Fiction Rating: Fascinating and…not so fascinating On Amazon | On Indiebound | On Goodreads | On Audible In Short: Everything you wanted to know (or didn’t) about what it takes to head up into the great space frontier. Roach discusses everything from what it takes to be a […]

Posted 6 October, 2015 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 19 Comments
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Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Title: Sense and Sensibility Author: Jane Austen Published: 1811 | Pages: 409 Genre: Fiction (Classic) Rating: Undecided On Amazon | On Indiebound | On Goodreads | On Librivox In Short: Two sisters–one who relies on sense and one on sensibility, though more often than not neither seems to have any sense or sensibility! Why I Read: It has been entirely too long since I’ve read a classic! I was auditioning classics on twitter and Jane Austen […]

Posted 15 September, 2015 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 9 Comments
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Books I’ve Recently Read | September 2015

Books I’ve Recently Read | September 2015

  Welcome to another edition of minis! Though I need to increase my reading/listening speed if I want to do one of these posts a month. This almost catches me up with my backlog of books to chat about. Curious about the shorter version of this post? In the Woods is perfect for your fall reading list, Tibetan Peach Pie is more delightful if you’ve already read Tom Robbins’ fiction, Armada was a huge let-down, […]

Posted 9 September, 2015 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 26 Comments
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Books I’ve Recently Read

Books I’ve Recently Read

    Writing about books was once a huge priority for me. Years ago I would actually start drafting what I wanted to say while I was still reading the book! As soon as I finished a book, I’d write up a post to share my thoughts. These days…not so much. Some of you might say “just let it go!” but I like being able to look back on old book posts and see what […]

Posted 20 August, 2015 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 19 Comments
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Three Audiobooks

Three Audiobooks

Ahem. I tried to keep these short, but you know how that ends up. If you want the bottom line first, Yes Please and No Land’s Man are recommend-worthy audiobooks. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz not so much.   Title: Yes Please | Author/Narrator: Amy Poehler Published: 2014 | Pages: 352 | Audio Duration: 7 hrs, 31 min Genre: Memoir (Celeb) Rating: Yes! Please! On Amazon | On Indiebound | On Goodreads | On Audible In […]

Posted 14 July, 2015 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 13 Comments
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Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret

Title: Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret Author: Judy Blume Published: 1970 | Pages: Genre: Fiction (Young Adult) Rating: Can’t believe I waited until 33 to read this one On Amazon | On Indiebound | On Goodreads | On Audible In Short: Margaret is almost 12, entering the sixth grade, wants a more robust bust, and isn’t always sure God is listening. Why I Read Are You There God: More appropriately, why didn’t I read this sooner? […]

Posted 2 July, 2015 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 22 Comments
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Misery by Stephen King

Misery by Stephen King

Title: Misery Author: Stephen King Narrator: Lindsay Crouse Published: 1987 | Pages: 352 Audio Duration: 12 hr, 11 min Genre: Fiction Rating: Holy Freakin’ Psycho Woman! On Amazon | On Indiebound | On Goodreads | On Audible In Short: Bestselling author Paul Sheldon is saved by his number one fan after crashing his car in a snow storm. Sweet Annie Wilkes helps nurse Sheldon back to health while he writes the next installment to her […]

Posted 23 June, 2015 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 23 Comments
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Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Title: Flowers for Algernon Author: Daniel Keyes Published: 1966 | Pages: 311 Genre: Fiction (Science) Rating: Thought-provoking on many levels On Amazon | On Indiebound | On Goodreads | On Audible In Short: In his early 30s, Charlie Gordon undergoes a surgery that increases his 68 IQ to an unlimited potential. Algernon is the lab mouse who first underwent the experimental surgery to increase intelligence. Why I Read: It’s been on my shelf for years–Care and Athira were […]

Posted 3 June, 2015 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 12 Comments
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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Title: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Author: Marie Kondo Published: Pages: 204 Genre: Nonfiction (there needs to be a better word for self help) Rating: My life might just have changed. Maybe. We’ll see. On Amazon | On Indiebound | On Goodreads | On Audible In Short: Tidy up your house one final time by examining which items bring you joy. Why I Read: Because my house is constantly a tornado zone and I’m forever feeling weighed down […]

Posted 12 May, 2015 by Trish in Life, Reading Nook, Review / 44 Comments
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