Category: Review


Review: The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Review: The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Title: The AwakeningAuthor: Kate ChopinDate Finished: June 17, 2007Pages: 190Rating: 3/5 I chose to read this book because it fulfilled my 1890s decade for the By the Decades reading challenge. Well, and it had been sitting on my shelf for quite some time. Finally, I’ve read a few of Chopin’s short stories and really enjoyed them. This book, however, lacked much of the color that can be found in her shorter fiction. Edna, the main […]

Posted 18 June, 2007 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 6 Comments
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Review: Ireland by Frank Delaney

Review: Ireland by Frank Delaney

Book: IrelandAuthor: Frank DelaneyDate Read: June 12, 2007Rating: 4/5 I’m not sure why I am absolutely incapable of writing a succinct review of a book, but I’m going to try try try with this one (ya right). Although it took a little bit for me to get into this book, I ended up really enjoying it. I think the breaker was when my husband and I took a 3 hour car trip the other day […]

Posted 13 June, 2007 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 3 Comments
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Review: Fall On Your Knees – Ann-Marie MacDonald

Review: Fall On Your Knees – Ann-Marie MacDonald

Title: Fall On Your KneesAuthor: Ann-Marie MacDonaldDate Read: May 31, 2007Rating: 4.5/5 I picked this book up several years ago at the Plano Book Sale, and I’m not sure why I let it sit on my shelf for so many years, but it did (along with all my other TBRs). In May I joined a few book clubs on Yahoo, and this was the selection for Bookworms Reading Group. I joined too late to join […]

Posted 12 June, 2007 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 7 Comments
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Review: The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

Review: The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood

Title: The Blind AssassinAuthor: Margaret AtwoodDate Read: April 24, 2007Rating: 4.75/5 The Blind Assassin is my second Atwood novel (other is The Handmaid’s Tale), and after a second helping, I will certainly be holding my plate out for more, and more, and more. Most of the novel centers around Iris Chase as she recalls the events of her past (she is an older woman at the time of her recollection). Intertwined into Iris’s memoirs is […]

Posted 12 June, 2007 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 8 Comments
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Review: One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Review: One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Title: One Hundred Years of SolitudeAuthor: Gabriel Garcia MarquezDate Read: May 2007Rating: 3.5/5 I would have to say that this was my first attempt at “literary” reading after graduating in December–now after reading this book I feel fearless again. If not for Booksamonth book club, I probably would have left this one sitting on the shelf just a little bit longer. The book follows seven generations of the Buenedia family in a mythical South Ameircan […]

Posted 12 June, 2007 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 2 Comments
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Review: Night – Elie Wiesel

Review: Night – Elie Wiesel

*Image from papercuts.tscpl.org Title: NightAuthor: Elie WieselDate Read: January 2007Rating: 4.25/5 I’m not sure what happened between the years that I was in high school and when my sisters went, but I wasn’t assigned this book. So, like usual, I took my sisters’ handmedown for this one (pretty sure they probably haven’t read any of those books I “borrowed”). What a powerful little book. I read Night in a few hours (although maybe stretched over […]

Posted 12 June, 2007 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 2 Comments
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Review: Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant – Anne Tyler

Review: Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant – Anne Tyler

Title: Dinner at the Homesick RestaurantAuthor: Anne TylerDate read: June 4, 2007Rating: 2.5/5 What can I say about this book that so many others seem to love? Well, there are books about dysfunctional families that have some sort of redemptive ending, and then there are books that are just about dysfunctional families. This book falls into the latter category for me. I read this book for my Booksamonth reading group on yahoo and had heard […]

Posted 8 June, 2007 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 2 Comments
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