THE JANE AUSTEN HANDBOOK By Margaret C. Sullivan [Review]

The Jane Austen Handbook

Some people find it surprising that I am a huge fan of Jane Austen. I guess considering a lot of my reading material Jane does fit oddly in the mix, and yet she still holds a place of honor on the shelves and in my heart. With the surge of “Jane Austen” books, I have settled in to enjoy, laugh and shudder in absolute horror […]

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CAKE BOSS by Buddy Valastro [Review]

| Nov 23 | 1 Comment

Buddy Valastro, star of the TLC show Cake Boss, tells the story of his family and their Hoboken, New Jersey bake shop in Cake Boss: Stories and Recipes from Mia Famiglia. In the first two-thirds of the book, Buddy recounts how his father and grandparents came to America from Italy to find a better life. His father, Buddy Sr., bought Carlo’s Bake Shop in 1964 […]

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THE WORD MADE FLESH: LITERARY TATTOOS FROM BOOKWORMS WORLDWIDE by Eva Talmadge and Justin Taylor [Review]

| Nov 2 | 0 Comments

  I knew I wanted to read The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide the second I heard about it. A collection of 150 color photos of bookish tattoos? I was sold. Maybe it’s because I’m nosy (I actually prefer the term “curious”) or because I’ve never been brave enough to get inked myself, but I love looking at other people’s tattoos. Not […]

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EAT PRAY LOVE by Elizabeth Gilbert [Review]

| Aug 24 | 0 Comments

Excited by the interesting looking movie trailer for Eat Pray Love I decided to first read the book, adhering to the old rule that the book tends to be better than the movie. Eat Pray Love:One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia is a true story that chronicles Gilbert’s recovery from a very nasty and drawn out divorce. One night, while she’s […]

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