Monthly Archives: August 2012

Empress of the World by Sara Ryan

I picked up this book from the “free summer paperbacks” shelf at my local library. I thought the cover art was cool and the idea of an illicit, teenage, lesbian encounter seemed like a topic that could make for a … Continue reading

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Finding Time to Read

  A lot of my friends ask me, “Do you read books for fun while you’re studying?” and “How do you find time to read so much?” It’s almost as if they can’t believe that reading one book per week … Continue reading

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What I Know Now About Success: Letters from Extraordinary Women to Their Younger Selves, Edited by Ellyn Spragins

    To Ellyn Spragins, I suppose success can only be achieved in the business world. Almost every single one of the women she interviewed and had contribute to her book, What I Know Now About Success: Letters from Extraordinary … Continue reading

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Wabi Sabi Love by Arielle Ford

Wabi Sabi is an ancient Japanese aesthetic that promotes finding beauty in imperfection. In Wabi Sabi Love, Arielle Ford applies the practice to romantic relationships. She gives statistics (did you know that 50% of first marriages, 67% of second marriages, … Continue reading

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Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo

        I like to consider myself spiritual, if not totally religious. I went to a Catholic school from Pre-K through eighth grade and was exposed to religion at a very young age. As I’ve grown older, I … Continue reading

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It Was Over When: Tales of Romantic Dead Ends (Capturing The Moment You Know Your Relationship Was Doomed) by Robert K. Elder

        I picked up this book from the new nonfiction shelf at my local library (what else is new). I liked the cover and I thought that the book would be relevant to my own life. I … Continue reading

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Hungry by Crystal Renn

In her autobiography/memoir, Hungry, Crystal Renn lets readers into her childhood and rise to fame as a top model. She writes candidly about growing up with her grandmother, going to grade school, and eventually high school. She talks about desiring … Continue reading

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Sugar in My Bowl: Real Women Write About Real Sex, Edited by Erica Jong

    I picked this book off of the new nonfiction shelf in my local library (one of my favorite shelves, obviously). I liked the cover and I liked the idea of reading about “real women” having “real sex” shortly … Continue reading

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Hilarity Ensues by Tucker Max

Hilarity¬†does ensue. I was super excited when I found this book on the new nonfiction shelf of my library. I read Tucker Max’s first “fratire” memoir, I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell, three years ago and his second, Assholes … Continue reading

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Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan, Illustrated by Maira Kalman

I found this book on the library shelf when I was picking up Good Girls Don’t Get Fat. I then moseyed over to the new nonfiction shelf and found a second, illustrated edition with paintings by Maira Kalman. It was … Continue reading

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