Review, Sort Of: Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace

September 10, 2011 | Reviews, Thoughts

Review: Home To Woefield by Susan Juby

June 15, 2011

Title: Home To Woefield Author: Susan Juby Genre: General fiction Year: 2011 Acquired: Sony Reader store Rating: One Sentence Summary: When Prudence Burns, a young environmentalist from Brooklyn, inherits a scraggly farm in Canada she decides to move there and have a go at country life along with the help of some unlikely characters. One Sentence [...]

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Infinite Jest In A Summer Challenge

June 1, 2011

Despite the fact that Im expecting a baby on July 20 and I read a book a month for book club plus Bible studies, Ive decided to take on the challenge hosted by Ashley at Writing to Reach You to read Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace in a summer. I didnt know much about [...]

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Recently Read Roundup

May 30, 2011

Even though I havent been quite keeping up with this blog, I have been reading. Here are a few books Ive finished recently and some thoughts. Title: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Author: Rebecca Skloot Genre: Nonfiction Rating: Thoughts: I read this for book club, and several people had told me that it was [...]

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Thoughts on Operating Instructions by Anne Lamott

May 9, 2011

As I near the birth of my first child Ive been really drawn to memoirs of pregnancy and early parenthood. Ive always admired Anne Lamotts writing so this one was an obvious pick for me. The best thing about this book is how perfectly honest it is. I know that Ill be able to relate [...]

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Review: The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown

May 6, 2011

Title: The Weird Sisters Author: Eleanor Brown Genre: General fiction Year: 2011 Acquired: Sony Reader Library Rating: One Sentence Summary: Three very different sisters, raised by a father obsessed with Shakespeare, all return home with their own secrets upon finding out that their mother has breast cancer. One Sentence Review: Although ultimately forgettable, I found [...]

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Reading Update

May 1, 2011

Okay, so how terrible have I been at posting regular reviews since I started this blog? Extremely. In fact, I probably havent read more than 50 pages in the last week. I promise Im not in a slump I really WANT to be reading, but just havent had the time. Hopefully things will settle [...]

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Ten On Tuesday

April 19, 2011

My friend Chelsea hosts Ten on Tuesday, and since the questions (from Erin) are all about books and reading this week I had to post my answers here as well as on my personal blog. 1. When someone asks you for a book recommendation, what is your go-to book? It depends on the person, so [...]

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TGIF: Fictional Places

April 15, 2011

TGIF is a weekly feature hosted by Ginger at GReads to recap the weeks reading and answer a question! Visit her blog to participate. Recap: I did better making time for reading this week. I finished my book club book, The Weird Sisters, and am over halfway through Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Sons [...]

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Thoughts on the Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan

April 11, 2011

I dont read a ton of young adult books, but I find that theyre the best kind to listen to on audio. I especially like YA fantasy books, and the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series was recommended to me by my brother-in-law whose taste I trust. The basic premise is that the Greek gods [...]

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TGIF: Book Tears

April 8, 2011

Every Friday Ginger at GReads (recently added to my blogrollcheck her out!) hosts TGIF, where she recaps the week and asks a question for her readers to answer. Im taking part today, and probably will in the future too if I have a good answer for her question! Recap Its been a slow reading week [...]

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