Posts Tagged ‘book review’

Do you know that I haven’t updated this blog in a long time?  Of course you do — if you’re one of my four readers.  My apologies.  We’ve been cooking and posting on Saucy and Bossy and that has taken all the blogging life out of me — well, that and the insane amount of […]


I do intend to review Meghan Daum’s novel, The Quality of Life Report, but I do realize that the title is apt for this posting, especially since it’s been a bit since I’ve written anything on my blog.  Marc and I have been keeping super busy, blogging about food and meals, on our combined blog, […]


**Before I begin, let me just tell you that Job and I just had the most awesome snuggle.  It was a long snuggle, and he’s totally the best dog in the world.** I read Ann Hood’s Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine on Wednesday, in one sitting, which is extraordinarily rare for me.  (I can […]


I started Alicia Erian’s novel Towelhead on Sunday morning and finished it on Tuesday afternoon.  This might be a decent indicator of how much I liked this book, and how incredibly powerful it was.  I have had a hard time figuring out what to say about this book at least to start off with.  I […]


The Good Wife

14Mar09

I just finished Stewart O’Nan’s novel, The Good Wife, which we are discussing for March’s book club.  I haven’t read any of Stewart O’Nan’s novels, but he’s quite prolific, and very well regarded. The Good Wife begins with a crime.  Tommy Dickerson and his friend Gary commit an arson and a murder — though we […]


I can be a book snob…that is definitely a fact known to most everyone. However, sometime recently, I rationalized that even book snobs need a break every now and again.  As a result of this rationalization, I picked up The Starter Wife by Gigi Levangie Grazer through paperbackswap.com, figuring, I didn’t have to feel guilty about […]


Mail

14Feb09

Mameve Medwed’s novel, Mail is a funny little book.  Written in 1998, it might technically be an early precursor to the whole chick lit genre that is now prevalent (is this true?  Or am I just making wild claims?).   The story’s heroine is Katinka O’Toole, a 30-something-year-old writer, living in Cambridge, Mass.  She is highly […]


Ruby

22Jan09

I have GOT to stop reading tragic books about spousal deaths.  Inadvertently, I picked up Ruby by Ann Hood, right after reading A Hole in the Heart by Christopher Marquis, and while the stories do surround the loss of a spouse and rebuilding, the books are extraordinarily different. In Ruby, Olivia, a 37 year old […]


Christopher Marquis’ A Hole in the Heart is the story of loss and rebuilding.  Bean, the main character, is an Alaskan elementary school teacher.  After a painful childhood filled with a cold and distant mother and an absentee father, Bean strikes out on her own, falls in love with Mick and gets married. After Mick […]


A little personal disclosure for you:  I really really loved The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series. Because I had such great faith in Ann Brashares ability, I decided to read The Last Summer (of You and Me) as my “fun book”, for around the holidays and as a break between some heavy book club […]