Category: Review


The Bell Jar v. Belzhar

The Bell Jar v. Belzhar

Title: The Bell Jar | Author: Sylvia Plath Published: 1963; Pages: 288 Genre: Fiction (semi-autobiographical) Title: Belzhar | Author: Meg Wolitzer | Narrator: Jorjeana Marie Published: 2014; Pages: 272 | Audio Duration: 8 hours Genre: Fiction (YA) I first discovered Sylvia Plath as a college freshman when I was required to read her poem “Daddy.” Since then she popped up here and there in various college courses and I was so enamored by her poetry that I bought a […]

Posted 7 May, 2015 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 21 Comments
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An Untamed State by Roxane Gay

An Untamed State by Roxane Gay

Title: An Untamed State Author: Roxane Gay Published: 2014; Pages: 368 Genre: Fiction/Thriller Rating: Visceral On Amazon | On Indiebound | On Goodreads | On Audible In Short: Mireille is kidnapped and brutally held captive for a ransom while visiting her homeland of Haiti. Why I Read: Curiosity. I knew it wasn’t going to be an easy read, but it has received praise amongst bloggers. I also purchased this as a daily ebook deal, so it was burning a […]

Posted 30 April, 2015 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 18 Comments
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On Immunity | The Know It All {Audiobook Review}

On Immunity | The Know It All {Audiobook Review}

Hi Guys! I started this post off with some mini-thoughts on several audiobooks, but then ended up having more to say than I thought I did. I’ve been listened and reading a lot of good books lately, but sometimes I find that when I’m done with them I don’t have a ton to say. Or too much time passes and I forget what I want to say. But here are some sorta quick thoughts on […]

Posted 22 April, 2015 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 21 Comments
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Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple

Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple

Title: Where’d You Go Bernadette Author: Maria Semple Narrator: Kathleen Wilhoite Published: 2012; Pages: 352 Audio Duration: 9 hrs, 39 mins Genre: Fiction Rating: I didn’t want to stop listening On Amazon | On Indiebound | On Goodreads | On Audible In Short: Bernadette Fox, quirky architectural genius and mom to Bee, goes missing. The events leading up to her disappearance are pieced together through letters, hospital bills, emails, and other methods of correspondence. Why I Listened: You guys […]

Posted 14 April, 2015 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 28 Comments
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Pet Sematary by Stephen King

Pet Sematary by Stephen King

 Title: Pet Sematary Author: Stephen King Published: 1983; Pages: 576 Genre: Horror Rating: Golden Oldie On Amazon | On Indiebound | On Goodreads In Short: What to tell you? Of course I didn’t know what the book was about and sometimes imagination can be worse than anything you read on a page! So, let’s just say this is a tale about a sweet young family, a dangerous country road, a frisky pet cat, and the cemetery. […]

Posted 8 April, 2015 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 28 Comments
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That’s Not English by Erin Moore

That’s Not English by Erin Moore

Title: That’s Not English Author: Erin Moore Published: 2015 Pages: 240 Genre: Non-Fiction/Language/Sociology Rating: Quite Fun On Amazon | On Indiebound | On Goodreads In Short: Moore, an American living in Britain, explores some of the differences in American English and British English and what those differences say about the two nations. “This book is a guide to English and American cultural differences, through the lens of language: the words we use that say the […]

Posted 1 April, 2015 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 27 Comments
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Blankets by Craig Thompson

Blankets by Craig Thompson

Title: Blankets Author: Craig Thompson Published: 2003; Pages: 591 Genre: Graphic Memoir Rating: Stunning On Amazon | On Indiebound | On Goodreads In Short: Thompson looks back on his first teenage love affair, often using moments from his youth and his religious growth as a frame for the book. Why I Read: It’s been on my list for years because of rave blogger reviews. Part of me pleasure delayed reading it a bit. Do you […]

Posted 19 March, 2015 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 22 Comments
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Graphic Novel Reviewlettes

Graphic Novel Reviewlettes

    Comics in February was a blast! I love this month so much and spent many hours curled up with graphics as well as taking many trips to various libraries. I feel like I didn’t make a dent in what I wanted to read for the month and am sad to take back so many unread books back to the library. Some I’ll pick up again for Nonfiction November and hopefully I’ll remember to […]

Posted 1 March, 2015 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 24 Comments
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Last Train to Istanbul by Ayse Kulin

Last Train to Istanbul by Ayse Kulin

Title: Last Train to Istanbul Author: Ayse Kulin (Translated by John Baker) Published: 2013;  Pages: 395 Genre: Historical fiction Rating: Lost in Translation? On Amazon | On Indiebound | On Goodreads | On Audible In Short: During World War II, Turkey evacuated nearly 20,000 Jews from Nazi occupied countries. This is historical fiction recounting of the Crescent and Star Train that transported thousands of displaced individuals to Turkey. Why I Read: I think this one was […]

Posted 25 February, 2015 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 10 Comments
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Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

    Title: Kitchen Confidential Author/Narrator: Anthony Bourdain Published: 2000; Pages: 320 Audio Duration: 8 hrs Genre: Nonfiction/Memoir Rating: Shocking and Entertaining On Amazon | On Indiebound | On Goodreads | On Audible In Short:  Bourdain looks back at his start in the culinary world as he moved through the ranks of the NYC restaurant world–part memoir, part exposé, entirely entertaining. Why I Listened: I wish I could remember who specifically prompted me to download this one, […]

Posted 21 February, 2015 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 24 Comments
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