Archive for January 2013

Book Review: "Motherland"

Book Review: "Motherland"
Here’s one for all the mommy bloggers and the moms who read them—get your read freak on with Amy Sohn’s “Motherland.” Take a few scenes out of context and one would think that Sophie Kinsella and Gillian Flynn made a demon-seed book baby together. Mid-life crisis guy having sex with his own daughter? Father with... Read more »

New Spring Book Review: "Love, Water, Memory"

New Spring Book Review: "Love, Water, Memory"
On the heels of 2011′s “Before I Go to Sleep” comes the next amnesiac-with-a-stranger-that-is-or-is-not-the-love-of-her-life book, “Love, Water, Memory” by Jennie Shortridge. Bibliophiles, take note—add this to your spring book reviews. I don’t know about you, but I think in some cases, without a proper frame of reference, it can be hard to “get” a character.... Read more »

Calling Bullsh*t on "Minimalism"

Calling Bullsh*t on "Minimalism"
You know what would be a great “minimalist” move? Not reading books on minimalism. It’s the New Year, everyone’s got their own set of resolutions, and for a lot of people, that includes cutting back, dieting, and not focusing on the material world. Just before the holidays, I got this book—“Minimalism: Live a Meaningful Life”—by... Read more »
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Read This: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Read This: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Another “debut” novel that is the shit. Rachel Joyce is the author of a number of BBC Radio plays and an actress, too—one of those people who actually could go for the almighty EGOT (tm Tracy Jordan) if she set her mind to it. This, “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” is her first novel... Read more »

Litzy's 2012 Book Roundup

Litzy's 2012 Book Roundup
Has Kimye’s pregnancy and the fiscal cliff have you turning off the TV? Resolve to read more in 2013? We could all do better with more books on the bedside table. This is how my blog started—as a list I emailed to all my friends of all the books I read the previous year on... Read more »