Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Awakening

Author: Kate Chopin Pages: 190 Publisher: Herbert S. Stone & Company (1899) Rating: 4 stars Imagine you were married to a man (or woman) who treated you like a piece of property, like you were a house that had to … Continue reading

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I want to reread

The Broke and the Bookish does a Top Ten Tuesday blog every week. I absolutely love the topic this week: REreading! So here the ten books I would most like to read again: Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger Gone … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

Author: Maggie O’Farrell Pages: 245 Publisher: Harcourt (2007) Rating: 4.5 stars Iris Lockhart, a 20-something owner of a secondhand shop, receives a phone-call about her great-aunt Esme Lennox. The mental hospital where Esme has lived for the past 60 years … Continue reading

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Author: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (pen name: “Lewis Carroll”) Pages: 100 Publisher: Macmillan (1865) Rating: 4 stars Lewis Carroll’s nearly 150 year old story has never gone out of print. It has been translated into over 120 languages, and there are … Continue reading

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In the Heart of the Sea

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick Pages: 238 Publisher: Penguin Rating: 3 stars This is the tragedy of the whaleship Essex. The same tragedy that inspired Herman Melville’s very famous novel, Moby Dick. Philbrick’s In the Heart of the Sea situates the tale … Continue reading

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Heated Rush

Author: Leslie Kelly Pages: 224 (or like 3,000 iPhone pages) Publisher: Harlequin (duh), 2008 Rating: 3.5 stars Romance novel sales have significantly increased in the Kindle/eReader age. Can you guess why? Because people on the bus can’t see the steamy … Continue reading

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Middlesex

Author: Jeffrey Eugenides Pages: 529 Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux Rating: 4 stars Fall is in the air, so it was time to put an end to exclusively reading books under two hundred pages. Middlesex is the longest book I’ve … Continue reading

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The Optimist’s Daughter

Author: Eudora Welty Pages: 178 Publisher: Random House (1972) Rating: 3 stars This has been a bit of a hectic week. Hurricane Irene hit on Sunday and knocked out my power, I started graduate school on Monday (my class was … Continue reading

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