Consuming Culture: Southern Reading 2009 Challenge

Pages about reviews contact Monday, August 3, 2009 Southern Reading 2009 Challenge Posted by Kari at 6:51 PM | The Southern Reading 2009 Challenge is hosted by Maggie over at Maggie Reads. The deal is to read three fiction or non-fiction southern books between May 15th and August 15th, 2009. I’m starting late and only […]

Consuming Culture: Reading Roundup: Not What I Expected, Part 2

Pages about reviews contact Monday, December 12, 2011 Reading Roundup: Not What I Expected, Part 2 Posted by Kari at 5:44 PM | As I mentioned last week, I’ve recently read a couple of books that ended up a complete 180 than what they had begun. The first was Edward P. Jones’ The Known World, […]

The Five Borough Book Review: April 2009

Pages Home About Us The Books Contact Us Thursday, April 30, 2009 Review: Klosterman Attempts a Narrative Chuck Klosterman cannot stop writing like Chuck Klosterman even when he shifts away from pop-culture philosophy to novel writing. Downtown Owl is so saturated with references to 80s films, fads, and trends that the story (arguably the most […]

The Five Borough Book Review: June 2009

Pages Home About Us The Books Contact Us Tuesday, June 30, 2009 Everything Austen Challenge Stephanie of Stephanie’s Written Word has started a reading challenge with the simple theme of Jane Austen. Between July 1st and January 1st, all you need to do is complete six Austen-themed pieces. They can be Jane Austen books, books […]

The Five Borough Book Review: August 2009

Pages Home About Us The Books Contact Us Monday, August 31, 2009 Review: The Debut of an Amateur Sleuth What to say about Alan Bradley’s The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie besides I absolutely loved it? I had to get through 260-something people on the New York Public Library hold list before it […]

Consuming Culture: Westward Ho!: A Reading Project

Pages about reviews contact Tuesday, January 17, 2012 Westward Ho!: A Reading Project Posted by Kari at 12:34 PM | Several months ago, I wrote about certain topics that I’d like to explore through books. The biggest of those is a topic I’ve found to be even bigger and broader than expected, and to sum […]

The Five Borough Book Review: Reading Roundup: Mysteries, Of Sorts

Pages Home About Us The Books Contact Us Tuesday, November 5, 2013 Reading Roundup: Mysteries, Of Sorts The Potter’s Field by Andrea Camilleri is a fun book I picked up at a library conference last year. Since it has been sitting on my shelf, I’ve continuously forgotten it’s a mystery. It’s one in a series […]

Consuming Culture: Joint Reading: Lions of the West, Chapter 3

Pages about reviews contact Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Joint Reading: Lions of the West, Chapter 3 Posted by Kari at 10:38 PM | Continuing on Aarti’s and my joint reading of Robert Morgan’s Lions of the West: Heroes and Villains of the Westward Expansion, we’ve moved on to the early 1800s and the man you […]

Consuming Culture: Reading Roundup: YA Multicultural Picks

Pages about reviews contact Monday, May 14, 2012 Reading Roundup: YA Multicultural Picks Posted by Kari at 11:58 AM | I’ve mentioned a couple of times that I am reading a ton of children’s books for one of my library school classes, and I’m really enjoying these nice, easy breaks from my own, often heavier, […]