Category: Review


In a Sunburned Country – Bill Bryson

In a Sunburned Country – Bill Bryson

Title: In a Sunburned Country Author/Narrator: Bill Bryson Published: 2001; Pages: 352 Audio Duration: 11 hrs, 54 min Genre: Memoir/Travelogue Rating: Can we go to Australia now? In Short: Bryson takes us on a tour of Australia while imparting trivia, history, commentary, and other random randomness about the land down under. Why I Listened: I enjoyed Bryson’s narration of At Home and thought that a roadtrip would be a perfect time to listen to his […]

Posted 26 June, 2014 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 15 Comments
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Tell the Wolves I’m Home – Carol Rifka Brunt

Tell the Wolves I’m Home – Carol Rifka Brunt

Title: Tell the Wolves I’m Home Author: Carol Rifka Brunt Published: 2012; Pages: 360 Genre: Fiction Rating: Oh my heart On Amazon | On Indiebound | On Goodreads | On Audible In Short: Fourteen year old June learns to navigate through her life after the loss of her uncle, godfather, and best friend Finn. That sounds lame. Tell the Wolves I’m Home is a beautiful and heart-wrenching coming of age story. Why I Read It: […]

Posted 15 May, 2014 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 23 Comments
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The Unfinished Child – Theresa Shea

The Unfinished Child – Theresa Shea

Title: The Unfinished ChildAuthor: Theresa SheaPublished: 2013 Pages: 312Genre: FictionRating: I wish I had read this with my book club The Unfinished Child in Short: Three women, three different struggles with pregnancy and motherhood (or lack thereof), three stories woven into one. Why I Read It: Lisa from TLC Book Tours asked if I would like to be part of the tour for this one. Premise sounded interesting enough so I agreed. Thoughts in General: Confession. I […]

Posted 9 May, 2014 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 11 Comments
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A Few Good Book Club Picks

A Few Good Book Club Picks

I’ve been meeting with my face to face book club for two years and every month I look forward to meeting with the ladies to discuss the book we’ve picked for the month. We’ve had some great discussions and some mediocre discussions over the years, but it’s always fun to see what the others thought of the book we read together as a group. Oddly enough, the books that I read with my book club […]

Posted 17 April, 2014 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 10 Comments
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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry – Gabrielle Zevin

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry – Gabrielle Zevin

Title: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry Author: Gabrielle Zevin Published: 2014;  Pages: 258 Genre: Fiction Rating: A Booklover’s Delight On Amazon | On Indiebound | On Goodreads | On Audible In Short: A.J. Fikry, owner of the independent bookstore Island Books, is headed on a downward path when everything in his life seems to be going wrong. All this changes when he receives an unexpected package in his bookstore that will change his world. Why […]

Posted 8 April, 2014 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 23 Comments
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Graphic Novels Galore – SMonday Salon 80

Graphic Novels Galore – SMonday Salon 80

What? It’s Monday? I had planned to get this posted all drafted on Saturday to schedule for yesterday, but the naps didn’t quite align and that evening I went out with some ladies from a moms group. I was way way overdue for some social time (with margaritas involved), so here we are on Monday. I didn’t want to wait another week to post these minis, so let’s just pretend it’s still Sunday, ok? Ok! […]

Posted 10 March, 2014 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 19 Comments
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Possession – A. S. Byatt

Possession – A. S. Byatt

Title: PossessionAuthor: A. S. ByattPublished: 1990; Pages: 555Genre: FictionRating: Wow that made my head hurt! In Short: Two literary scholars (Maud and Roland) of 19th century poets (LaMotte and Ash) make a major breakthrough that will change the shape of their scholarship. Possession is told through intertwining present with diary entries, letters, poetry, and scholarly articles. Why I Read It: I bought Possession in my earlier days of blogging because I kept hearing a lot […]

Posted 6 March, 2014 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 22 Comments
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French Milk with Relish – Lucy Knisley

French Milk with Relish – Lucy Knisley

Title: French MilkAuthor: Lucy KnisleyPublished: 2008 Pages: 208Genre: Memoir (graphic)Rating: Meh In Short: When Lucy was 22 she and her mother spent six weeks in Paris. French Milk is her journal of the trip in drawings (and the occasional photograph). Thoughts in General: French Milk is a fun look into Lucy and her mother’s stay in Paris–we get to see the sights that they saw and drool over the elaborate meals they devoured. From that […]

Posted 28 February, 2014 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 29 Comments
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Are You My Mother? Alison Bechdel

Are You My Mother? Alison Bechdel

Title: Are You My Mother?Author: Alison BechdelPublished: 2012; Pages: 288Genre: Graphic MemoirRating: Will my kids feel this way about me?! In Short: Bechdel examines her relationship with her mother using the framing of Donald Winnicott’s psychoanalytical theories. Why I Read It: I read Fun Home several years ago (twice!) and really loved it. Sadly I could never formulate a proper post. When looking for books for Comics February, I knew I had to read this […]

Posted 20 February, 2014 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 15 Comments
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American Born Chinese | Boxers and Saints – Gene Luen Yang

American Born Chinese | Boxers and Saints – Gene Luen Yang

Well, we’re officially halfway through February! I was making my two week meal plan yesterday and was shocked when I realized that two Saturdays from tomorrow will be March. How did this happen? This month my reading has been focused on Graphic Novels and it’s going swimmingly well. I’ve finished five so far and have at least half a dozen others sitting on my kitchen counter waiting patiently for me.  Title: American Born ChineseAuthor: Gene […]

Posted 14 February, 2014 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 17 Comments
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