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Audiobook Review: How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran

Title : How to be a woman Author : Caitlin Moran Narrators : Caitlin Moran Genre : Feminist Publisher : HarperAudio Listening Length : 8 hours 45 minutes Rating : 4.5/5 Narrator Rating : 4.5/5 Caitlin Moran talks of many “female” topics in this book : sexism, kids, relationships, expectations, feminism etc. Chapter by chapter […]

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Audiobook Review : Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

Title : Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand Author : Helen Simonson Narrator : Peter Altschuler Genre : Romance Publisher : Random House Audio Listening Length : 13 hours 8 minutes Rating : 4.5/5 I came upon this very interesting audiobook on my library’s website. I thought it interesting because this is a romance, a mature romance […]

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Audiobook Review : Everything Changes by Jonathan Tropper

Title : Everything Changes Author : Jonathan Tropper Genre : Contemporary Narrators : Scott Brick Publisher : Books on Tape Listening Length : 10 hrs 8 min Source : Library Rating : 4/5 Everything Changes is told in the first person by our hero, Zachary King, a young executive in a supply chain company. Zach […]

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Audiobook Review : Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple

Title : Where’s You Go Bernadette Author : Maria Semple Genre : Contemporary Narrators : Kathleen Wilhoite Publisher : Hachette Audio Listening Length : 9 hrs 39 min Source : Library Rating : 4/5 Where’d You Go Bernadette (WYGB here onwards) is an epistolary novel – i.e.; instead of following the regular narrative structure, it […]

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Book Review : Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Title : Me Before You Author : Jojo Moyes Genre : Contemporary Publisher : Pamela Dorman Books (Penguin) Pages : 369 Source : Publisher Rating : 4.2/5 Louisa Clark lives in a small English village and works at a local café. When she loses her job she must find another since her family depends on […]

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Audiobook Review : Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

Title : Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? Author : Mindy Kaling Narrator : Mindy Kaling Publisher : Random House Audio Rating : 4.5/5 After I discovered that I liked audiobooks because they make my walk/commute more interesting, I’ve listened to quite a few. “Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me” is one of the very […]

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Book Review : Midnight in Austenland

Title : Midnight in Austenland Author : Shannon Hale Genre : Romance/Mystery Publisher : Bloomsbury Source : NetGalley/Publisher ARC Rating : 3/5 I decided to read this book, because my daughter has read a number of Hale’s YA books and recommended her, when I asked her about the author. Also this book has an Austen-ian […]

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Book Review : How It All Began

Title : How It All Began Author : Penelope Lively Genre : Contemporary Fiction Publisher : Viking Pages : 229 Source : Publisher ARC Rating : 4.5/5 Dame Penelope Lively’s “How it all began” starts off with a violent mugging. A frail old schoolteacher Charlotte Rainsford is pushed to the pavement, while her assailant makes […]

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Words to remember: The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party

I’ve finished reading the most recent book of the “No. 1 ladies Detective” series. Of course, it is no secret that I am a super huge fan of Smith’s work and Mma Precious Ramotswe is my favorite female fictional character. Smith weaves truly interesting tales around his main characters : Mma Ramotswe, her assistant Mma […]

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Summer reading for antsy little boys

Summer is here, and schools are about to close, giving us parents the opportunity to be the sole entertainers for our little bundles of joy for a whole three months. Yippee-ki-yay! as someone would say. Needless to say I am on the lookout for wonderful things for them to do (read fun for them and […]

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