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#496 ~ The Wives: The Women Behind Russia’s Literary Giants

The Wives by Alexandra Popoff Published by: Pegasus Published on: August 1, 2012 Page Count: 400 Genre: Non-Fiction, Biography My Reading Format: eGalley sent to me by the publicist for consideration Available Formats: Hardcover and eBook My Review Last year I read a great deal of historical fiction set in Russian. I loved it. It […]

#360 ~ In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote Published by: Random House Published on: March 2002 (reprint) Page Count: 343 Genre: True Crime My Reading Format: Audiobook borrowed from my local public library Audiobook Published by: Random House Audio Narrator: Scott Brick Audiobook Length: 14 hours 27 minutes Available Formats: Hardcover, paperback, eBook and Audiobook My Review […]

#340 ~ Ever By My Side

Ever By My Side: A Memoir in Eight [Acts] Pets by Dr. Nick Trout Published by: Broadway Published on: February 2011 Page Count: 320 Genre: Memoir My Reading Format: Audiobook purchased using a monthly Audible credit Audiobook Published by: Tantor Audio Narrator: Simon Vance Audiobook Length: 9 hours Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook My Review […]

#337 ~ The King’s Speech

The King’s Speech by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi Published by: Sterling Publishing Published on: November 2010 Page Count: 256 Genre: Non-Fiction My Reading Format: Audiobook purchased from Audible.com outside of my monthly credits Audiobook Published by: Tantor Audio Narrator: Simon Vance Audiobook Length: 7 hours Available Formats: paperback, eBook, audiobook Background It has been […]

#303 ~ The Heroine’s Bookshelf

The Heroine’s Bookshelf: Life Lessons, from Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder by Erin Blakemore Published by: HarperCollins Published on: October 2010 Page Count: 200 Genre: Non-Fiction My Reading Format: ARC sent to me by the publisher Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook (Kindle only, not currently available for Nook) My Review Erin Blakemore had a wonderful […]

#295 ~ Zeitoun

Zeitoun by Dave Eggers Published by: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group Published on: June 2009 Page Count: 368 Genre: Non-Fiction My Reading Format: Audiobook rented from my local library Narrator: Firdous Bamji Audiobook Length: 10 hours, 28 minutes Available Formats: Hardcover, paperback, eBook, audiobook Summary from the Publisher When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Abdulrahman Zeitoun, […]

#285 ~ Columbine

Columbine by Dave Cullen Published by: Grand Central Publishing Published on: April 2009 Page Count: 443 Genre: non-fiction My Reading Format: audiobook rented from my local public library Available Formats: Hardcover, paperback, eBook, audiobook My Review As did most Americans, I followed the events of the Columbine massacre intently. I was shocked that anything on […]

Thoughts on My Reading ~ Columbine

Author’s Note: I wrote this quite a while ago when I was reading Columbine by Dave Cullen. I was very passionate about this entire book, but the Klebold family really took a hold of me. I am not sure exactly why I didn’t publish it at the time. Things got haywire toward the end of […]

A Parenting Book that Makes Me Happy to be a Mom – Finally!

About  a week ago, I received a copy of comedian Elizabeth Beckwith’s spoof  on parenting book Raising the Perfect Child Through Guilt and Manipulation from HarperCollins. I normally don’t read parenting books because I’ve been burnt by them in the past, but I burst out laughing just at the title and cover alone.  It reminded me so […]

#178 ~ First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria

First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria: How a Peace Corps Poster Boy Won My Heart and a Third World Adventure Changed My Life by Eve Brown-Waite I enjoy reading memoirs from time to time.  It’s a nice break from the norm and, typically, the person writing the memoir has had an eventful, if not sad, […]