Category Archives: memoirs

Don’t miss this chance to read 3500: An Autistic Boy’s Ten-Year Romance With Snow White by Ron Miles

Some of you may remember this review I posted last spring. Yes, I know the author personally, but I also adored the book, and it’s gotten great reviews from other reviewers who are less biased than I am. The digital … Continue reading

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Book Review: Paperboy by Tony Macaulay

Title: Paperboy Author: Tony Macaulay Genre: Memoir Publisher: Harper Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Review copy from the publisher Number of pages: 285 First line: I was a paperboy. Goodreads blurb: It’s Belfast, 1975. The city lies under … Continue reading

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The “I’ve Always Meant to Read That Book!” Challenge: Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons

Title: Cold Comfort Farm Author: Stella Gibbons Genre: Classics, historical fiction Publisher: Penguin Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from the public library First line: The education bestowed on Flora Poste by her parents had been expensive, … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: Shades of Earth by Beth Revis; Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me by Ellen Forney; Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan; and The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman

Title: Shades of Earth Author: Beth Revis Genre: YA science fiction Publisher: Razorbill Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library First line: “Wait,” I say, my heart clenching. Goodreads blurb: Amy and Elder have … Continue reading

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Book Review: 3500: An Autistic Boy’s Ten-Year Romance With Snow White by Ron Miles

Title: 3500: An Autistic Boy’s Ten-Year Romance with Snow White Author: Ron Miles Genre: Non-fiction, memoir Publisher: Ron Miles Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Review copy from the author First line: Benjamin was a genuine Christmas gift, albeit … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio by Terry Ryan

~ Originally posted on my personal blog on February 1, 2006. ~ Title: The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids on 25 Words or Less Author: Terry Ryan Genre: Memoir Publisher: Simon & Schuster Rating: … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: The End of the Affair by Graham Greene; Anne’s House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery; and Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen

Title: The End of the Affair Author: Graham Greene Genre: Literary fiction Publisher: Penguin Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from the public library First line: A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection by A.J. Jacobs

Title: Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection Author: A.J. Jacobs Genre: Non-fiction, memoir Publisher: Simon and Schuster Audio, 2012 Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Review copy from the publisher for Audiobook Jukebox‘s reviewer program … Continue reading

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