Category: Review


Outlander – Diana Gabaldon

Outlander – Diana Gabaldon

Title: OutlanderAuthor: Diana GabaldonPublished: 1991  Pages: 850 (or a bajillion epages)Genre: Fiction (romance with a lowercase r)Rating: Ignore the whole world until book has been devoured Outlander in Short: In 1945 Claire Randall walks through a time portal in Scotland transporting her to 1743. Why I Read It: Because everyone kept saying how amazing it was. Sometimes I’m a sheep. Thoughts in General: I’m trying to think of a way to ease into my thoughts […]

Posted 11 February, 2014 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 28 Comments
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One Day – David Nicholls

One Day – David Nicholls

Title: One DayAuthor: David NichollsPublished: 2009; Pages: 435Genre: FictionRating: I cried then tossed the book across the room In Short: After a one night affair in 1988, One Day follows the evolving relationship of Emma and Dexter on the anniversary of that day for nearly twenty years. Why I Read It: Someone(s) said it was fantastic. Was it you? I honestly can’t remember. I thought it was Christina but when I re-read her review I […]

Posted 14 January, 2014 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 24 Comments
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The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan

The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan

Title: The Joy Luck ClubAuthor: Amy TanPublished: 1989 Pages: 332Genre: FictionRating: 4/5 In Short: Snapshots from the lives of four women born in China and their daughters who were born in the United States. Each chapter focuses on a different woman – more like short stories than a cohesive novel. Why I Read It: We read The Joy Luck Club for book club in November. I tried to read it in high school but didn’t finish […]

Posted 19 December, 2013 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 13 Comments
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Half World – Hiromi Goto #Diversiverse

Half World – Hiromi Goto #Diversiverse

Title: Half WorldAuthor: Hiromi GotoIllustrator: Jillian TamakiPublished: 2010; Pages: 225Genre: Fiction/Fantasy (Young Adult) Half World in Short: Melanie doesn’t quite fit into her world but what she never realized was that she wasn’t really from her world–instead she was born into the Realm of Flesh from parents of the Half World. When her mother is taken back to Half World, Melanie learns that she is part of a prophesy to fix the chasm between Realm of […]

Posted 16 November, 2013 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 5 Comments
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NOS4A2 – Joe Hill

NOS4A2 – Joe Hill

Title: NOS4A2Author: Joe HillPublished: 2013; Pages: 686Genre: Fiction (Horror/Thriller)Rating: 4/5 NOS4A2 In Short: Vic McQueen has a knack for finding lost things and looking for trouble, but when she crosses worlds and escapes from child abductor Charles Manx and the horror of Christmasland, she will enter into a game of cat and mouse that defies all laws of logic. Or something. It’s hard to sum up a 700 page book in a sentence. Why I Read […]

Posted 7 November, 2013 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 16 Comments
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Forgotten Books – Sunday Salon 75

Forgotten Books – Sunday Salon 75

Once upon a time I was so good about writing book posts. While I read I drafted my thoughts in my head and as soon as I finished reading the book I would type out a review post. Things started going downhill in 2010 when I actually failed to record the books that I had read that year. I’ve been marginally better since then, but even as I sat down to write this post I […]

Posted 20 October, 2013 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 15 Comments
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Stiff – Mary Roach [Audiobook]

Stiff – Mary Roach [Audiobook]

Title: Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human CadaversAuthor: Mary RoachNarrator: Shelly FrasierPublished: 2003 Pages: 304Audio Duration: 7 hrs; 59 minGenre: Non-Fiction/ScienceRating: 4/5 In Short: Everything you wanted to know about what happens to the body after death. Also a look at how cadavers and various parts of cadavers are used in science and research. Why I Listened: I don’t remember whose blog I first saw this on–maybe it was Chris’s? Anyway, let’s just chalk it […]

Posted 17 October, 2013 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 24 Comments
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The Talisman – Stephen King and Peter Straub

The Talisman – Stephen King and Peter Straub

Title: The TalismanAuthors: Stephen King and Peter StraubNarrator: Frank MullerPublished: 1984 Pages: 768Audio Duration: 28 hoursGenre: Fantasy/Horror (more fantasy) In Short: Twelve-year-old Jack Sawyer must journey through our world and a parallel world in search of The Talisman that will save his dying mother. Why I read The Talisman: For the #TalismanAlong! Paxton of Cavalcade of Awesome and I hosted an informal readalong of The Talisman in August. You can read more about the origins […]

Posted 4 September, 2013 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 13 Comments
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Unclutter Your Life in One Week – Erin Rooney Doland

Unclutter Your Life in One Week – Erin Rooney Doland

Title: Unclutter Your Life in One WeekAuthor: Erin Rooney DolandPublished: 2009 Pages: 256Genre: *mutters under breath: self help*Rating: Helpful but not Earth-shattering In Short: Doland provides helpful hints and strategies to clearing the clutter from your home and office by tackling one area each day. Why I Read It: Absolutely 100% random library selection thatI had to renew 3 times before actually finding the time to read it. Thoughts in General: Hi. My name is Trish […]

Posted 27 August, 2013 by Trish in Life, Reading Nook, Review / 16 Comments
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A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving

A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving

Title: A Prayer for Owen Meany Author: John Irving Narrator: Joe Barrett Published: 1989; Pages: 627 Audio Duration: 27 hrs; 20 min Genre: Fiction Rating: 4.5/5 In Short: Owen Meany is unusually small and has an unusual voice, but he will prove to his best friend, and narrator, Johnny Wheelwright that Owen is the INSTRUMENT OF GOD (caps are Owen’s, not mine). Why I Read It: This book has been on my shelf for years. […]

Posted 18 July, 2013 by Trish in Reading Nook, Review / 27 Comments
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