Category: Review


Bayou (v1-2) by Jeremy Love

Bayou (v1-2) by Jeremy Love

Title: Bayou Volume 1 and Volume 2 Author: Jeremy Love Published: 2009/2011 Pages: 160/160 Genre: Graphic Novel/Fantasy-Horror? Rating: Gutwrenching and Breathtaking Volume 1 On Amazon | On Goodreads // Volume 2 On Amazon | On Goodreads In Short: Set in 1930s Mississippi, Lee Wagstaff’s father is accused of kidnapping a little white girl. Little Lee journeys to hell and beyond to find the monster that snatched her friend. Why I Read:I first learned of this one during Diversiverse a […]

Posted 10 February, 2015 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 14 Comments
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Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Title: Sister Carrie Author: Theodore Dreiser Published: 1900; Pages: 400-557? Genre: Fiction (Classic) Rating: Oh the drama! On Amazon | On Indiebound | On Goodreads | On Audible In Short: Country girl goes to the city and gets wrapped up in the hustle and bustle of money, men, and society. Why I Read: Because Care was reading it and it had been a while since I’ve read something this “old” (for shame!). Honestly, I’d never […]

Posted 3 February, 2015 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 27 Comments
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Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

Title: Tiny Beautiful Things Author: Cheryl Strayed Published: 2012; Pages: 353 Genre: Advice/Memoir/Self-Help Rating: And then my heart burst with all the feels On Amazon | On Indiebound | On Goodreads | On Audible In Short: “Advice on love and life from Dear Sugar” (Dear Sugar was an advice column on The Rumpus and was originally anonymously written by Strayed as Sugar). Why I Read Tiny Beautiful Things: I had heard this book mentioned here and […]

Posted 20 January, 2015 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 32 Comments
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Bag of Bones by Stephen King

Bag of Bones by Stephen King

Title: Bag of Bones Author/Narrator: Stephen King Published: 1998; Pages: 752 Audio Duration: 21 hr, 21 min Genre: Fiction/Thriller? Rating: Good storytelling, but not a King favorite of mine On Amazon | On Indiebound | On Goodreads | On Audible Bag of Bones In Short: A man grieving over the loss of his wife returns to their summer cottage and becomes entangled in a young single mother’s custody battle over her young daughter. Plus a […]

Posted 13 January, 2015 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 20 Comments
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The Photographer by Emmanuel Guibert

The Photographer by Emmanuel Guibert

Title: The Photographer: Into War-torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders Author: Emmanuel Guibert Published: 2009 Pages: 288 Genre: Nonfiction/Memoir (Graphic) Rating: One slight annoyance but a whole lot of wow. On Amazon | On Indiebound | On Goodreads In Short: Photographer Didier Lefèvre is invited to join a group of doctors from Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) to travel into Afghanistan in 1986. Why I Read The Photographer: I discovered this one during NonFiction November […]

Posted 12 December, 2014 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 8 Comments
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Marbles by Ellen Forney

Marbles by Ellen Forney

Title: Marbles – Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me Author: Ellen Forney Published: 2012; Pages: 256 Genre: Memoir/Graphic Rating: Devoured On Amazon | On Indiebound | On Goodreads In Short: A young woman comes to terms with her Bipolar diagnosis and what it means to her as a creative artist. Why I Read Marbles: Marbles was recommended to me during Nonfiction November. I can’t remember if it was already on my radar or not, but I’m […]

Posted 5 December, 2014 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 13 Comments
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Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer

Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer

Title: Under the Banner of Heaven Author: Jon Krakauer Published: 2003; Pages: 365 Genre: Nonfiction/Religious History Rating: Holy Freakin Cow On Amazon | On Indiebound | On Goodreads | On Audible In Short: A look at some of the extreme Fundamentalist Mormon sects and the early history of the Mormon church Why I Read Under the Banner of Heaven: I was first aware of this one after reading and loving Into Thin Air and Into the Wild. […]

Posted 28 November, 2014 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 21 Comments
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Crimes of Paris by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler

Crimes of Paris by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler

Title: Crimes of Paris: A True Story of Murder, Theft, and Detection Authors: Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler Published: 2009 Pages: 320 Genre: Nonfiction (Historical) Rating: Lots of great “Did you Know…?!” On Amazon | On Indiebound | On Goodreads In Short: In 1911 the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre resulting in a crime mystery that was not solved for two years (and is still partially unsolved!). Why I Read: I won this in […]

Posted 18 November, 2014 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 12 Comments
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Drood. The Dudalong

Drood. The Dudalong

Droooooooooooooooooood! And this is the moment when I confess that I had to give up on Drood halfway through the book after spending three weeks of disliking the experience. Ok, so I’ve already mentioned this on twitter and told some of you on various blogs, but if you haven’t heard: the DroodAlong was the pits and even though I felt all of the guilt for abandoning this readalong, I had to keep my sanity. Title: […]

Posted 15 November, 2014 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 15 Comments
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Night Film – Marisha Pessl

Night Film – Marisha Pessl

Title: Night Film Author: Marisha Pessl Published: 2013 Pages: 587 Genre: Fiction/Mystery Rating: Good then boring then good again On Amazon | On Indiebound | On Goodreads | On Audible In Short: When a horror film director’s daughter is found dead from apparent suicide, reporter Scott McGrath digs deep into the seedy underworld to try to put meaning to Ashley Cordova’s death. Why I Read It: Because other book bloggers raved and raved about it. I […]

Posted 28 October, 2014 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 21 Comments
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