I read a random group of books this month. In order of preference: The Rocks by Peter Nichols – The Rocks was great. A page-turner. A romance, mystery and family saga that moves back and forth between the past and present (takes a little while to orient yourself as the time shifts and all the characters… Continue reading My March Reads
I didn’t plan on abruptly stopping my blogging…but after having my now 3-year old and 1.5-year old, I quickly realized there was little time left to read, let alone blog! I’ve rounded up a list of the books I can remember reading in the past three years (thanks to my Kindle and staring at my bookshelves), and categorized them… Continue reading 3 years, 2 kids and 20 or so books later.
Title: The Girl Below Author: Bianca Zander Published: Early Reviewer Copy provided by William Morrow Paperbacks, 2012 Genre: Literature/Mystery Length: 352 pages Rating: 7/10 I was excited to receive a copy of The Girl Below through LibraryThing’s Early Reviewer Program. I easily read it in a weekend–partially because it was fairly fast-paced and easy to read and partially because I enjoyed… Continue reading The Girl Below…add it to your summer reading list
Title: Jamrach’s Menagerie Author: Carol Birch Published: Doubleday/2011 Genre: Literature Length: 304 pages Rating: 7/10 You could say I read Jamrach’s Menagerie because of how beautiful the cover is and because of how fun it is to say the title out loud! But it was also shortlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize and available to borrow… Continue reading Jamrach’s Menagerie…a rich, intricate tale of survival and friendship
Title: Winter’s Bone Author: Daniel Woodrell Published: Back Bay Books/2007 Genre: Literature Length: 224 pages Rating: 7.5/10 I actually heard of Daniel Woodrell’s newest book, a collection of short stories called The Outlaw Album, before I realized he was also the author of Winter’s Bone. After a little more research, I discovered that Woodrell is the author of a number of books,… Continue reading Winter’s Bone…gritty, dark and beautifully written
Borders is almost gone…it’s advertising discounts of 50-70% off. I live in McCandless, a suburb of Pittsburgh, and as much as I love visiting independent bookstores in other cities when I’m traveling, I must say that Pittsburgh doesn’t have a great selection of bookstores. Borders was only 2 miles from my house…there’s also Half Price Books nearby (which… Continue reading Goodbye Borders (hello great discounts). I guess it’s time to find other bookstores in Pittsburgh.
Title: Free Food for Millionaires Author: Min Jin Lee Published: Warner Books/2007 Genre: Literature/Chick Lit/Fun read Length: 560 pages Rating: 7.5/10 Free Food for Millionaires was recommended to me by Sara S., a friend I made during a work trip to CA this past April. I finally nabbed it at the Carnegie Library last week and now… Continue reading Free Food for Millionaires…a smart, ambitious and fun read