Monthly Archives: May 2012

Beyond Heaving Bosoms: The Smart Bitches’ Guide to Romance Novels

Title: Beyond Heaving Bosoms: The Smart Bitches’ Guide to Romance Novels Author: Sarah Wendell & Candy Tan Publisher: Fireside (2009) Pages: 304 Rating: 4 stars We’re here to throw a party for the genre—to celebrate its soaring successes as well … Continue reading

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Fashion Friday: Wearing THE CHAPERONE

The Chaperone by natalieeramm featuring floral print handbags The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty Riverhead Books, ISBN 978-1594487019 Hardcover $26.95 Publication date June 5, 2012 384 pgs, 3.5 stars Click here to enter a book giveaway for The Chaperone  SUMMARY: It’s 1922 … Continue reading

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FIfty Shades of Grey

Title: Fifty Shades of Grey Author: E L James Publisher: Vintage, 2012 Pages: 528 Rating: 2 stars This book has been getting mad press lately. By “mad” I mean a crazy lot and also angry press. Lots of people think … Continue reading

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Fashion Friday: Wearing SWAMPLANDIA!

Swamplandia! by natalieeramm featuring beauty products Swamplandia! by Karen Russell Vintage Books (division of Random House, 2011) 416 pgs, 4 stars SUMMARY: See my post Swamplandia! FASHION: You live in a swamp theme park off the coast of Florida with … Continue reading

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THE CHAPERONE book giveaway! Win a signed copy!!

You. Guys. I’m hosting my first book giveaway! Laura Moriarty is going to sign a copy of The Chaperone and it could be yours. The giveaway will be open from now until May 30th, so you can enter today or … Continue reading

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Title: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Author: Jonathan Safran Foer Publisher: Mariner Books Pages: 368 Rating: 5 stars I just finished this book on the bus this morning. It is incredible! The story is told through a 9-year-old boy’s point … Continue reading

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Fashion Friday: Wearing THE CATCHER IN THE RYE

Catcher in the Rye inspired by natalieeramm featuring hats The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger Little, Brown and Co., 1951 214 pgs, 5 stars SUMMARY: The Catcher in the Rye is my favorite book. If you don’t know, … Continue reading

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The Sense of an Ending

Title: The Sense of an Ending Author: Julian Barnes Publisher: Knopf, 2011 Pages: 163 Rating: 2 stars The Sense of an Ending begins with Tony looking back on his prep school years. He and a small group of boys decide … Continue reading

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Fashion Friday: Wearing SARAH’S KEY

Sara’s Key by natalieeramm featuring gold charms pendants Sarah’s Key by Tatian De Rosnay St. Martin’s Press, 2007 304 pgs, 4 stars SUMMARY: In Sarah’s Key, an American journalist, Julia, comes across a shameful, seldom talked about history. The city … Continue reading

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Romance Roundup

Title: Flashpoint Author: Jill Shalvis Publisher: Harlequin, 2008 Pages: 224 Rating: 3 stars Brooke O’Brien has been a drifter all her life. Until she takes a new job in Cali as an EMT at a fire department and the sexy-surfer-boy-firefighter, … Continue reading

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