Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom. Read this for Nov. 2012 Saddleback Scholars. Susan's pic. Books Fict, Books Worms, Quotes Books, Architects Books, 2012 Books, Books Movies Mus
Still Alice, finished August 2015. This was such an eye opening read. It scared me, but at the same time made me so much more aware of Alzheimers. An important read for those who aren't hypochondriacs.
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Still Alice (2014) : Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested. Movie Still Alice (2014) Download Free, filmikz, latest movies, free movies, watch online movies, download movies, watch films, online streaming
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Still Alice (2014) Directed by Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland. With Kristen Stewart, Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth. Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested. IMDb 7.8
Still Alice (February 20, 2015) a drama about Alice Howland, happily married, three grown children, a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested. Directed by Richard Glatzer, Wash Wetmoreland, and written by Lisa Genova (novel), Richard Glatzer (screenplay). Stars: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Shane McRae, Hunter Parrish, Seth Gillam, and others.
Delicious! by Ruth Reichl, finished July 2015. This book completely lived up to it's name, and I devoured every bite! Best part: zero calories. ;)
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Armchair gourmands and devotees of Ruth Reichl's memoir Tender at the Bone will savor the food writer's debut novel, Delicious!. Protagonist Billie Breslin, with the help of her aunt, has cultivated a perfect palate that helps her land a job with America's most influential food magazine, Delicious! Billie, who can detect the presence of a fresh curry leaf at a thousand paces, thrives under the tutelage of the magazine's wildly sophisticated Svengali, Sammy, who introduces her to New York City's luscious gastronomical underbelly. Then Delicious! is abruptly shuttered by corporate bean counters after more than a century in print (much like Gourmet, where Reichl reigned as editor in chief for ten years). Moved into a glorified customer service role, Billie becomes the last employee standing—and the sole occupant of the magnificent mansion that once housed the magazine. There, she and the now unpaid Sammy, with little else to occupy them, stumble upon a portal to a magical yet tragic time: Deep in the library, they unearth a stash of letters from the 1940s written by a young Ohio girl named Lulu to the father of modern American cuisine, James Beard. Their unfolding friendship is chronicled in the correspondence, and the 12-year-old's words ignite Billie's imagination. In Lulu, Billie finds an unlikely muse and life coach, a teacher who schools her in something more important than the culinary arts. Reichl's compulsively readable novel is a treat for anyone who loves a warm, character-packed tale—a delectable mix of flavor, fantasy, and emotional comfort food.
The Beginner's Goodbye, finished July 2015. Hmm... for being on the NYT best seller's last and for winning a Pulitzer, I feel as though I missed something. I liked the story, but I guess I didn't find it outstanding. A decent summer read, but that was it for me.
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Anne Tyler gives us a wise, haunting, and deeply moving new novel in which she explores how a middle-aged man, ripped apart by the death of his wife, is gradually restored by her frequent appearances--in their house, on the roadway, in the market. Gradually he discovers, as he works in the family's vanity-publishing business, turning out titles that presume to guide beginners through the trials of life, that maybe for this beginner there is a way of saying goodbye.From Worldcat.org.
Station Eleven, finished July 2015. I wasn't sure if I'd like another post apocalyptic novel, but I finished this in one weekend and was very entertained.
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Book Review: Book Review: Station Eleven: A Novel by Emily St John Mandel - a solid novel that didn't quite live up to the hype. Worth reading, but won't be on my list of best novels of the year. It seem to be relegated to the Science Fiction category, but I don't think should be. Good general fiction novel.
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THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN by Paula Hawkins, finished July 2015 -- A great psychological thriller that I couldn't put down.
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The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins. Marital deceit and its murderous effects are told through the eyes of various and unreliable narrator/characters in this thriller. Gone Girl was a far superior read in this genre but this was mildly entertaining. Read May 2015.
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Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson. Finished June 2015. A delightfully easy read set in the UK and told from the perspective of a retired Major.
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Cute story set in England.
This was a sweet story! Great "beach" reading.
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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel Brown. Finished June 2015. I'm a big fan of rowing, and got a chance to do so through a local rowing club. This book well captures the oars men spirit, while simultaneously telling an important story about WWII. I couldn't put it down.
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The Boston Girl: A Novel by Anita Diamant, finished June 2015. An easy read. I didn't find there to be much of an arc in this story, put I enjoyed the telling of one woman's life.
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The Boston Girl: A Novel by Anita Diamant. My book club's January pick...fast, engaging read.
The Boston Girl: A Novel by Anita Diamant From the New York Times bestselling author of The Red Tent and Day After Night, comes an unforgettable novel about family ties and values, friendship and feminism told through the eyes of a young Jewish woman growing up in Boston in the early twentieth century.
A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff, finished May 2015. Read this for book club and enjoyed it. Loved the vintage clothing mentioned throughout.
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Story about a women who owns a vintage clothing store- a great beach read
Inspires me to move to England and start a vintage shop...
Recommended by Elizabeth. I just finished the ebook version of A Vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff. I thoroughly enjoyed this moving story of Phoebe Swift and her journey beyond the tragic loss of her best friend. I also liked learning about vintage couture, the process of wine-making, and additional personal experiences of the Holocaust - yet another moving subplot.
Vintage by Susan Gloss, finished May 2015. A fun read about friendship, relationships, and vintage fashions. Set in Madison, WI, which is where I live. Loved all the mentions of nearby landmarks and businesses. A great summer vacation read.
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Vintage, by Susan Gloss. Story centered around a vintage clothing store in Madison, WI, and a group of women who eventually transform the store and each others' lives.
Vintage is Susan Gloss's sparkling debut novel in the vein of The Friday Night Knitting Club, centered around a Midwestern vintage clothing shop and and a group of women who eventually transform the store and each others' lives. At Hourglass Vintage in Madison, Wisconsin, every item in the boutique has a story to tell . . . and so do the women who are drawn there.
The Bungalow: A Novel by Sarah Jio, finished May 2015. Such a touching and heartfelt love story set in the South Pacific during WWII.
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"The Bungalow" by Sarah Jio. Newly engaged Anne Calloway travels to Bora Bora to fulfill her new role as a WWII army nurse, leaving her boring fiance a million miles away. Romance blossoms with a new man until they witness a grisly crime.
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The One and Only - Emily Giffin, finished May 2015. I'm not usually big I love stories, but add in football and I'm all in. I did through the second half of the book. Perfect summer read (even if I read it in spring).
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The book's subtitle explains the main events of the painfully true story (The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban), but there are other compelling—and illuminating—reasons to pick up the book, such as the complex history of Pakistan, as lived by a seemingly ordinary family, and the relationship between a father and a daughter, both heroes for education and freedom in their own right. #awardwinningbooks
I Am Malala, finished April 2015. A fascinating story of courage and activism made even more compelling by her young age.
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"I don't mind if I have to sit on the floor at school. All I want is an education. I'm afraid of no one" Malala Yousafzai - Co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize
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All the Light we Cannot See, finished March 2015. Couldn't put it down, loved every bit of this book.
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Our book & movie club starts 1/17/15 with a new format - select a book of your choice to discuss. Join us on Ravelry for the discussion or on Pinterest. Would love to hear from you. The above is a fabulous read!!!
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion, finished February 2015. A sweet romantic comedy that is based in science. An easy and entertaining read.
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A light hearted book that will make you laugh out loud! Quick & easy read.
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion Laughed out loud book :)
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion - Absolutely brilliant! Loved this book so much!!!
Yes Please, by Amy Poehler. Finished February 2015. This book isn't quite what I expected, but I almost love it more for that very reason. I expected to be laughing a lot, and there were some good laughs. However, I found that it was her advice that overtook the book. And it was good advice, delivered in a way I would expect to get it from a good friend. The structure of the book was a little wonky, but I take away such a good vibe from her words that I could care less about those details.
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My wonderful sister got me Amy Poehler's new book "Yes Please" which I've been looking forward to reading!
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Image from Amazon. I've liked Amy Poehler ever since I first saw her on the Upright Citizens Brigade show on Comedy Central. Her book is definitely worth reading. I hope she writes more. I really like her career advice: "Your career will never marry you," and "Success is filled with MSG."
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What Alice Forgot by Lian Moriarty, finished February 2015. I read Big Little Secrets first, and this book reminded me very much of that style. Lots of funny, sad, and heart-touching moments. I ready enjoyed the memory-loss concept. It made for not only an interesting story, but for some great pondering when I wasn't reading. I would definitely recommend this title to others.
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Started and finished this book today. So good!
great book with a great ending! wasn't as cliche as i thought it would be :) good book for those wanting to do a book club shindig haha
Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout, finished February 2015. I'm still trying to figure out if I liked this book or not. The story held my attention and I looked forward to reading it, but I found the characters interesting but hard to connect with. Overall, I would recommend it, but it's not on the top of my list.
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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, finished January 2015. I got completely wrapped up in this story. I laughed, dreamed, and cried throughout. So many good life lessons are waiting in this story. A must read.
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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, on my 'to read' list
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The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen. Finished January 2015. I love this author so much, and this book doesn't disappoint. She has a wonderful way of weaving in a magical element into her stories that I can't just get enough of. This title combines suspense, friendship, and romance and makes for a well-told story.
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Looking for Alaska, John Green, finished January 2015. It was an interesting YA read, but I didn't like it nearly as much as The Fault in Our Stars or Paper Towns. I think I never really clicked with the characters, and the story felt a little forced. I still liked Just not my fave.
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Looking for Alaska, John Green. I think this is my favourite John Green book, so blown away.
Looking for Alaska | John Green - Liberty Bay Books - John Green does it again with this fabulous book about the effervescent Alaska Young and her friends at her boarding school. Such a great read, couldn't put it down.
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Big Little Lies, finished January 2015. Just joined a new book club for 2015, and this was the first book assigned. It loved the mystery element to it and the characters were so easy to connect with. I couldn't put this down and I look forward to the author's other titles.
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My Salinger Year, by Joanna Rakoff. Finished December 2014. A quick read that combined my love of JD Salinger with my obsession for book publishing and being an editor in NYC. An interesting read and a well-to-do memoir.