Book Review: Following Atticus- Forty-eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship by Tom Ryan

The 2014 good book streak continues with Following Atticus, a story combining winter survival skills with an adorable dog that seems like he can handle just about anything life throws at him.

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Book Review: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Reading-wise, 2014 has started off on a strong note. I began my year by reading 2013’s best seller, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.

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Book Review: The Dinner by Herman Koch

Get ready for The Dinner by Herman Koch, a story that brings whole new meaning to the Friends theme song, “I’ll Be There for You.”

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Book Club in Session: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

Lauren: Between the genres of comic books and novels I’m most drawn to reading, it’s sometimes shocking to remember that not all books are a part of a series with hundreds and hundreds of pages building on the work that came before. It can become overwhelming, which is when it becomes pertinent to my psyche […]

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Book Club in Session: The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

I thought I’d heard of everything when it came to nonhuman significant others. There are inflatable sex dolls, and one step up, Lars’ life-sized anatomically correct doll-turned-girlfriend in Lars and the Real Girl. And if you can’t buy a girlfriend, you can make one from scratch, much like the robo-wife in Robopocolypse. Yet, a girlfriend […]

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Book Review: Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman

Orange is the New Black.  It was the Netflix phenomenon that caught me by surprise this past year.

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Book Review: The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks

There are really 2 camps of people in life.  Those who rip into Nicholas Sparks novels like a kid on Christmas morning, and those who literally cringe at the sight of his name.  

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Book Review: 1000 White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus

Remember how in 1875 the U.S. government traded 1000 white women to the Cheyenne Indian Tribe in exchange for 1000 horses to help the Cheyenne learn how to acclimate to the White man’s world?  No?  That’s because it didn’t happen.  But what if it did?

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Book Series Review: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

  Looking for a great young adult series?  Well keep looking, because you won’t find it with Delirium. 

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Book Review: The Next Time You See Me by Holly Goddard Jones

Murder, abuse, alienation, and tragedy galore.  If all small towns are like the one in Jones’ breakout novel, remind me to never live in one!  

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