READ | Delightfully nerdy booklist
READ | Delightfully nerdy booklist
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I read this because I loved Tina Fey's book, "Bossy Pants." This can not hold a candle to the humor of Fey. It is light and fluffy and a quick read. I like learning about Mindy Kaling's life because I think she is interesting. However, it isn't laugh out loud funny. It is more, "I've-been-there-funny." #2014
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Mindy Kaling shares observations on favorite male archetypes, the haphazard creative process in The Office writers' room, and more
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling. Something fun for my reading list.
"Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns)?" by Mindy Kaling @Cassie Townsend this would be such a good book club book
Book Review: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me By Mindy Kaling - RWP
A heartbreaking read that uncovers the seedy underbelly of what seems like the beautiful world of ballet in Paris. The story follows three sisters following the death of their father and their mother's downward spiral into the absinthe bottle. The story focuses on the relationships of the sisters and the dangers of growing up in Paris during this time. #2014
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A possibility for book club? Cathy Marie Buchanan's second novel, The Painted Girls, is a compelling look at the lives of ballerinas in 19th century Paris told from the perspective of a young girl who posed for one of Degas' statues. Check out the blog for more books about the lives behind famous works of art.
The Painted Girls. Worth reading if you love Paris and Degas Dancers
The Painted Girls
Not one of my favorite of Giffin's books. The story of two best friends is complicated when one falls for the other's recently widowed father. Twists and turns of her career and pulling together a life are lack luster and the relationships are fairly artificial. The best part of the book is Alabama losing the national championship football game. #2014
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Read the first chapter of The One & Only by Emily Giffin! #TheOneandOnly #EmilyGiffin
#EmilyGiffin's latest novel, The One Only is an emotionally challenging read that will send you on a roller coaster of emotions. #books #fiction
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Started reading this for a class, but I finished it because it was so intriguing. While our decisions may seem irrational, this books explains how they may in fact be very rational when we look over time (and particularly across evolutionary periods of mankind). #2014
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The Rational Animal: How Evolution Made Us Smarter Than We Think by Douglas T. Kenrick,http://www.amazon.com/dp/0465032427/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_1o5Fsb0JS3G0M5M3
Didn't realize until recently I hadn't finished this. It was a fun, quick read told from a dog's point of view about his life with a race car driver and his family. The dog desperately wants to be a human and suffers with his own struggle of being unable to speak and express his emotions the way people can. Very sweet. #2014
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Must read/ and if you Have the chance listen to the audio book - one od the best books on audio Ive heard: Bestseller books online The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel Garth Stein http://www.ebooknetworking.net/books_detail-0061537969.html
Amazing book. Dog owners must read.
a book told in the dog's perspective
Loved it! Garth Stein's innovative novel told form the perspective of the family dog.
The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel by Garth Stein -**A MUST READ (This is narrarated by the dog Enzo, ANIMAL LOVER MUST READ)
my absolute favorite book in the whole entire world.
For any dog lover. A great read
This was a case where the cover was more provocative than the content. An inside look at the "magazine industry" is what it promised, but if you didn't already know about airbrushing models, you have been living under a rock. The only interesting thing I really gleaned from this was that Lysol was originally advertised as a household and feminine cleaner (#yuck). She did mention Amanda Hinnant! Not really worth your time if you know anything about magazines. #2013
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Airbrushed Nation by Jennifer Nelson (design: Erin Seaward-Hiatt)
"AIRBRUSHED NATION: The Lure & Loathing of Women's Magazines." | An Inside Look At Women’s Magazines: Q With Author Jennifer Nelson | #naturalbeauty #getreal
Examines the women's magazine business, wonders how it is thriving amid the failing print journalism industry, and asks if the unrealistic body image it portrays is intentional or not.
While Bernadette Fox is clearly crazy and simultaneously a genius, this book about a Seattle mom who disappears before a trip to Antarctica is a fun adventure into how a seemingly normal family can be rocked by personal insecurities that take them to the edge of civilization. #2013
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Loved this Book. Made me laugh out loud! Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple When Bernadette Fox, a fearless mother and opinionated wife, goes missing, her daughter Bee must gather all the clues she can find to get her mother back... | #FallReading #BookClub
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Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple Book Club - Book #2
March book review - Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple. Found it on a summer reading list. It was a story alright. Turned out to be ridiculous in the end tho.
Blogger Rachel Held Evans embarks on a year of living as a Biblically-defined woman. She learns what you expect, there is no catchall for biblical womanhood, but it is a fun journey. #2013
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A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband "Master" by Rachel Held Evans ~ 5 out of 5
Book Review: A Year of Living Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans - it is on sale for $1.99 on Kindle right now. Not a perfect book, but worth reading, especially for $1.99 - click through for a full review http://bookwi.se/a-year-of-biblical-womanhood-by-rachel-held-evans/
I listened to this book on CD on my way back to Missouri. I know this has not been considered one of John Grisham's best books, but I really enjoyed it (note: this is the first book by him I have read/listened too). Though I was left feeling a bit angry. Overall, it kept me company while I drove, so I give it a thumbs up. #2013
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Book Club Reads: The Confession by John Grisham
The Confession by John Grisham - March 2012. Another good book! Love Jogn Grisham.
In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, Travis Boyette abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row. Now nine years have passed. Travis has just been paroled in Kansas for a different crime; Donté is four days away from his execution.
A MUST READ!
Dream more with Dolly. Based on the 2009 graduation speech she did at UT that I was lucky enough to hear, she expands on four life principles she wishes for everyone. I loved this little book, which only took about 2 hours to read because it was just unapologetically Dolly. #2013
DREAM MORE: Celebrate the Dreamer in You by Dolly Parton, on sale November 27, 2012! #DreamMore #DollyParton
Gone Girl neither paints a pretty picture of Missouri nor marriage when Amy Dunne goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary to Nick. This book is filled with twists and turns and a host of insane characters, but it will keep you reading. #2013
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LOVED... but a bit weird
Post Apocalyptic read.
Awesome book. I got through it in 2 days even with a toddler to look after.
interesting book but not for book club.
Perhaps a good summer read?
Gone Girl (read)
Emily's Dress is a YA novel about a high school senior facing a dark past through the security of another more famous person with a pension for darkness - Emily Dickinson. I really enjoyed use of flashbacks mingled with the reality of the dialogue.
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If you are looking for a laugh, this is the book for you! It is short and fun, and you can hear Tina Fey in your head as you read it. -AH
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May the Fey be with you!: Finally getting to Bossypants by Tina Fey http://thewhirlinggirlish.com #feminism #feminists #activism #cause #empowerment #tinafey #comedy #literature #bossypants #memoirs
Any women out there need a positive yet hilarious view of being female in today's world or in the workplace? Tina Fey in Bossypants will have you laughing from cover to cover. Click on the picture to check out our thoughts on the book! #booknerd #bookreview #read #tinafey #bossypants
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Beautiful Ruins is a fiction novel that reads like a mix between a movie and real-life as an Italian innkeeper searches for the dying Italian movie star he met in 1962 while a modern-day movie producer seeks a comeback as another is just starting out. This was a fun read but also has a lot depth. -AH
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Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter - a sweep your off your feet tale of a Hollywood love affair set amongst a beautiful Italian coast in 1962. #messadventures #momreads #bookclub
I've heard that if you are not going to Italy this summer, this is the book to read that takes you there. @Christie #bookclub
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I know. Another Emily Giffin book. I'm a sucker for her heartwarming plot lines. This one follows a women whose past comes back to possibly ruin what looks like a perfect life. But, of course, it's not a perfect life. One little secret turns her world around and shows her what she has been missing out on - being honest.
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Emily Grifin's Book list
I love reading books by Emily Giffin!
Where We Belong - August 2012 double whammy book club pick
Where We Belong Emily Giffin book review
Favorite Things Friday: "Where We Belong" (Book Review)
Good summer read.
Where We Belong, Emily Giffin's new book
If the mirrors of the Magic Room could speak, they would have compelling tales to tell about love, life, parenting and marriage. Instead, Wall Street Journal columnist and author Jeffrey Zaslow has given them voice in his engaging new book, The Magic Room: A Story about the Love We Wish for our Daughters.
This isn't a book about bridal gowns or marriage, it is about love and relationships between daughters and their parents/grandparents/loved ones as they prepare to embark on life as married women. The saddest part is reading the acknowledgements at the end and knowing the author died in a car accident and will never experience this with his own daughters.
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The magic room : a story about the love we wish for our daughters / Jeffrey Zaslow. Traces the cultural process through which American women become married as reflected by the experiences of patrons at a family-owned bridal shop in Michigan, offering insight into how the rite of passage reflects national views on marriage.
The Magic Room: A Story About the Love We Wish for Our Daughters by Jeffrey Nov '13 Book Club
The names of the characters in "The Art of Fielding" are almost as complicated as their internal battles as Skrimshander faces a life-altering game, the Affenlights learn to love and the other characters, Starblind, Sooty and Loonie, make up a good supporting cast. The end was a little bit disappointing because it felt like Harbach got tired of writing (I got a bit tired of reading, too) and just wrapped it up in two chapters.
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The Art of Fielding: A Novel: Chad Harbach (Work Book Club Choice)
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Book worth reading.
If you can't be in Paris, why not read about it! This is a fun, quirky memoir from a historical romance writer about the year she spends with her family in Paris discovering great food, dealing with new family dynamics and, of course, finding great lingerie. It is written in short entries that were taken from Facebook status updates during her trip with some expanded essays. www.goodreads.com...
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Basic Black is a "guide" written by former president of Hearst Magazines, Cathie Black, about to succeed in life and business (the 360 degree life, as she calls it). Black uses personal experiences from her many years in the publishing industry. I think this book was enjoyable because I am studying the magazine industry, so I was interested in her field. For those outside of publishing, this could be a very dry/predictable read. #summerreading
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Basic Black: The Essential Guide for Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life) by Cathie Black. $10.35. http://yourdailydream.org/show/dpttf/Bt0t0f0vWi9h3yCySjGi.html. Author: Cathie Black. Publisher: Crown Business (October 23, 2007). 306 pages. Cathie Black is the wise, funny mentor that every woman dreams of having. She was a pioneer in advertising sales at a time when women didn’t sell; served as president and publisher of the fledgling USA Today; and, i...
When two 90s teens discover Facebook a decade too early, they become obsessed with their future (and the future lives of others) instead of living in the moment - a lesson we could probably all take to heart in this fun YA novel.
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...Jay Asher's new YA book. Worth reading??
The Future of Us by Jay Asher. Receiving her first computer and an America Online CD-ROM in 1996, student Emma and her best friend, Josh, log on and discover themselves on Facebook, 15 years in the future, and learn astonishing things about their adult selves. --Larry at Central Library
The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler. It's 1996 and Josh and Emma log onto Facebook and see what their lives are like 15 years into the future. What would you do?
Book review: The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler
"Something Borrowed" and "Something Blue" follow two childhood friends who weather an unthinkable betrayal and break the code of women - sleeping with your best friend's man/fiance. I enjoyed these although I disapprove of the idea of having relations with your friend's love - ex or not.
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Summer Reading List 2012 #7 Something Blue by Emily Giffin
Something borrowed, something blue- these are my absolute favorite books, by my favorite author!
Something Blue by Emily Griffin. Sequel to Something Borrowed. I've read this. Good book.
Something borrowed, something blue- great books worth reading
This is the story of the day Alice fell off her bike during spinning class and forgot 10 years of her life. Filled with British humor and learning how relationships change as you grow up, "Forgot" is an enjoyable vacation read.
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Two worlds collide (and complete each other) when an American journalist in Paris begins researching the round-up of Jewish residents in France during the '40s and discovers a little girl she can't stop thinking about. Excellent read, albeit depressing at times,
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Sarah's Key by Tatiana deRosnay Grades 11 & 12 only. Sponsored by Madame Yelle.
Sarah's Key by Tatiana deRosnay Book Review
Just finished "Bringing home the Birkin." This bizarre biography reads so much like fiction you will have a hard time believing it happened!