Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Warning: Just in case you thought this would be an interesting family book, you should know that there is a lot about s-e-x in here. I don't think it was inappropriate for adults (it was clinical, not lascivious), but it would be a bit much for kids and even younger teens.
Side note: my reading habits have changed quite a bit recently. I've mostly been listening to non-fiction, on 2x speed, checked out of the library through Overdrive, while I do needlework.
Posted by Julie M. Smith at Sunday, June 24, 2012
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Monday, June 18, 2012
So here's a story: I've had this book forever (as a review copy), but just couldn't get into it because the intro made it seem like it was going to be a self-help book, and there's nothing I dislike as much as a self-help book. So I set it aside.
Then, one by one, all of my friends started raving about this book. Just raving. So I gave it another try. And . . . it is one of my all-time favorite books. Seriously, I've never thought a book described me as well as this one did--I kept wanting to shout out "Yes!" and "Yeah!" as I was reading. It wasn't self-help-y after all--it was far more philosophical and psychological. It was also excellent social criticism.
If you are an introvert, or if you have to live with one, you really need to read this.
Review copy provided by publisher.
Posted by Julie M. Smith at Monday, June 18, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Friday, June 08, 2012
I read this for book group. I find it virtually impossible to express an opinion on a book that was so wide-ranging. Some of it was profound, some shallow. Some innovative, some obvious. Some I agreed with, some I didn't. Lots of good anecdotes. I do think it would be a great primer for someone who is completely clueless about current events. (And I also think they are pretty naive about possible solutions.)
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Posted by Julie M. Smith at Tuesday, June 05, 2012
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