Monthly Archives: May 2010

Book Review: Every Last One by Anna Quindlen

Title: Every Last One Author: Anna Quindlen Genre: Contemporary fiction Publisher: Random House Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: ARC from the Library Thing First line: This is my life: The alarm goes off at five-thirty with the murmuring … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Invictus

Invictus: The true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa’s rugby team, Francois Pienaar, to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake … Continue reading

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The Sunday Salon – May 30, 2010 (the “how does your mood affect your reading” edition)

Does your mood affect the kind of book you want to read? Has there ever been a book you thought you didn’t like and then picked up later, only to discover that you loved it? When I tried to read … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Wives of Henry Oades by Johanna Moran

Title: The Wives of Henry Oades Author: Johanna Moran Genre: Historical fiction Publisher: Ballantine Books Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: ARC from Library Thing First line: A common bat on the other side of the world elects to … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King

Title: A Monstrous Regiment of Women Author: Laurie R. King Genre: Mystery, historical fiction Publisher: Picador Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from the public library First line: I sat back in my chair, jabbed the cap … Continue reading

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Book Review: Get Lucky by Katherine Center

Title: Get Lucky Author: Katherine Center Genre: Contemporary fiction Publisher: Ballantine Books Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: ARC from Library Thing First line: First: I got fired. For emailing a website with hundreds of pictures of breasts to … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesdays – May 25, 2010

Get Lucky by Katherine Center On the way, I drove carefully, wearing a little maternity interview suit Mackie had mail-ordered, and it’s so funny to think back on that morning now, my five-months-pregnant, grumpy self in my pointy shoes and … Continue reading

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Book Review: One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Title: One Amazing Thing Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Genre: Contemporary fiction, multi-cultural fiction Publisher: Voice Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Source: ARC from Library Thing First line: When the first rumble came, no one in the visa office, down … Continue reading

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