Posts tagged "books"

Oprah and her Bad Advice for Book Club

Oprah and her Bad Advice for Book Club
God, how I love/hate Oprah. I love love love that she single-handedly saved the publishing industry with her book clubs, right? And she’s a doll to offer up some pretty kick-ass book club reading. (I’m being for real, here. Loved “Wild” and “Hattie” was depressing, but beautifully written.) So there’s nothing like waking up to... Read more »

Summer Reading: 5 Books for Bad Moms

Summer Reading: 5 Books for Bad Moms
Chances are, if you see evidence of my bad mom-ness, there’s a book to blame. Summer is the season of outdoor reading. At the pool, on the deck, in the bleachers at the kids’ ballgame … there’s no better time to lose yourself in someone else’s story. It’s also the season I am supposed to... Read more »

Bieber 2.0: A Book Review for The Love Song of Jonny Valentine

Bieber 2.0: A Book Review for The Love Song of Jonny Valentine
Creepy, voyeuristic and entertaining. That’s what you get with Teddy Wayne’s “The Love Song of Jonny Valentine”—the somewhat sad, cynical tale of an 11-year-old bubblegum pop star with a meddling mother-manager and no dad anywhere to be found, except just maybe on Internet fan forum message boards. Readers join our pipsqueak protagonist on tour for... Read more »
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Book Review: Time to Laugh with David Sedaris

Book Review: Time to Laugh with David Sedaris
There’s nothing like a David Sedaris book to turn that frown upside down. His latest, “Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls,” is a collection of life’s observations and alternate-personality essays—and on par with “When You Are Engulfed in Flames” and “Me Talk Pretty One Day.” Beginning with the upside of socialized dentistry and quickly followed with... Read more »

Get Your Butt to the Library Now and Thank Me Later

Get Your Butt to the Library Now and Thank Me Later
Wha? It’s National Library Week? I can’t believe I almost missed this opportunity to shout this from the blogger mountaintop—”Libraries are full of awesome!” Libraries were some of my first babysitters and books some of my best friends. My family moved from state to state every few years or so in my elementary years, and... Read more »

Is Bigger Better for Books?

Is Bigger Better for Books?
I love big books and I cannot lie … Have you ever been scared to pick up a big fat book because you’re knee-jerk reaction is going to be, “I’ll never finish this?” It’s time for an intervention. Look, there’s nothing wrong with a quickie with a paperback from time to time. Sometimes you need... Read more »
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LitzyDitz's Besties for 2012

LitzyDitz's Besties for 2012
I always face the end of year with trepidation. Will I get my Christmas cards done? (Answer: No.) Should I get the mint M&Ms even though I will suck back the entire bag and get a stomachache (Answer: Yes.) Will I have read anything on the year-end “Best Of” book lists? (Answer: Meh.) Everyone’s got... Read more »