Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Justice Game by Randy Singer

The Justice Game An interesting book with a lame ending and tacked-on Christianity.

Kindle books are now lendable!

Here's a list of what I have that is lendable if anyone wants to trade:

Elizabeth Street

Between Here and April

So Brave, Young, and Handsome

In the Bleak Midwinter

Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot

Freedom from Fear

Freedom: A Novel

The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday



Mrs. Woolf and the Servants: An Intimate History of Domestic Life in Bloomsbury

One Second After

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Plastic by Susan Freinkel

Plastic: A Toxic Love Story Mildly interesting.

The publisher provided me with a digital review copy of this book.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption So between the battles, plane crashes, being lost at sea, and the POW camp, it wasn't exactly a pleasant read, but it was absolutely riveting. And lest you feel that I have given the entire story away, there were a few turns of event at the end that absolutely took my breath away. This is a must-read.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink

Caddie Woodlawn I read this to the boys. It was decent.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Room by Emma Donoghue

Room: A Novel Absolutely stunning. A must read.

Note: Despite rave reviews, I avoided this book because the premise (woman kept in room for years on end by a sicko with her five-year-old as narrator) was not something I wanted to read about. But then I noticed that many reviews said "it's not what you are thinking." And it isn't. It isn't graphic, it isn't dark, it isn't exploitive. It is horrifying, but it is also the most profound meditation on mothering that I have ever read. I want to say a lot more but I don't want to give any plot points away.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Thursday, December 09, 2010

The Wet Nurse's Tale by Erica Eisdorfer

The Wet Nurse's Tale I loved, loved, loved this book.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer Wow. Highly recommended.

SuperFreakonomics by Steven Levitt

SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance Hard to avoid comparing this--unfavorably--with Outliers.

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