Category Archives: Two Star

Stitches by Anne Lamott

  I first encountered Anne Lamott when a creative writing professor of mine asked the class to read Lamott’s “Bird by Bird.” I enjoyed that well enough, so when I saw “Stitches” on display at my local library I decided … Continue reading

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Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin

Before my trip to Portugal this August, I picked up some books for my kindle very last minute around 1am the night before my flight. Because I had spent the summer cruising through the rest of Emily Giffin’s novels, I … Continue reading

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Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

My anti-reading sister picked up “Something Borrowed” from the library saying that if she liked romantic comedy movies, she thought she could get herself to read a romantic comedy book. On a rainy day, I stole the book from her … Continue reading

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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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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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Good Girls Don’t Get Fat by Dr. Robyn J.A. Silverman, PhD

I picked up this book because I heard that it was “groundbreaking” in terms of addressing the weight issues of today and how society’s view of weight can psychologically affect children, especially girls, from a very young age. Written by … Continue reading

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