Consuming Culture: Review: Asymmetrical

Pages about reviews contact Wednesday, October 14, 2009 Review: Asymmetrical Posted by Kari at 7:00 AM | Audrey Niffenegger’s Her Fearful Symmetry has probably been my most looked-forward-to book of the year. I (like everyone else) loved The Time Traveler’s Wife. What I liked about it: the love story, the supernatural, the fact that you […]

Consuming Culture: Review: Murder in the ‘Burbs

Pages about reviews contact Thursday, April 23, 2009 Review: Murder in the ‘Burbs Posted by Kari at 10:46 AM | When I read Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner a few months ago, I had needed a nice, fun read after a horrible book I’d just read. This pretty much hit the spot. It has all […]

Consuming Culture: June is Audiobook Month

Pages about reviews contact Tuesday, June 29, 2010 June is Audiobook Month Posted by Salvatore at 8:05 AM | I’ve been meaning to write about audiobooks and audiobook month for a while now, but as it’s still June I guess it’s still appropriate. (The World Cup is quite the distraction.) Until very recently I’ve had […]

Consuming Culture: GIVEAWAY Winners: Sex, Drugs, and Gefilte Fish

Pages about reviews contact Tuesday, November 10, 2009 GIVEAWAY Winners: Sex, Drugs, and Gefilte Fish Posted by Kari at 9:30 AM | Time to announce the winners of our first giveaway, Sex, Drugs, and Gefilte Fish. Many thanks to Hachette for offering five copies to our readers! The winners are: Dreamybee Sara Ms Jenna Comicspott Rebecca […]

Consuming Culture: Fiction | An Enticingly Meandering Mystery

Pages about reviews contact Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Fiction | An Enticingly Meandering Mystery Posted by Kari at 4:01 PM | If you’re having trouble choosing what to read next, if you just can’t seem to decide what kind of genre you’re in the mood for, CHOOSE THIS BOOK. Carlos Ruiz Zaf√≥n’s The Shadow of […]

Consuming Culture: Review: In the Epping Forest

Pages about reviews contact Tuesday, November 17, 2009 Review: In the Epping Forest Posted by Salvatore at 8:33 AM | I had Adam Foulds’s The Quickening Maze imported shortly after it was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize this year. Foulds’s book is the only one that hasn’t found an American publisher yet (to my knowledge). […]

Consuming Culture: Where was Betsy-Tacy during my childhood? Part 3

Pages about reviews contact Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Where was Betsy-Tacy during my childhood? Part 3 Posted by Kari at 10:04 PM | Moving right along in my little Betsy-Tacy project—I just finished the next two in the series, Betsy Was a Junior and Betsy and Joe (books 7 and 8, if you’re keeping track!). […]

Consuming Culture: MAY Book Events: New York

Pages about reviews contact Saturday, May 1, 2010 MAY Book Events: New York Posted by Kari at 3:41 PM | 5/3, Monday “Island Beneath the Sea” Isabel Allende, B&N Union Square, 7:00 pm “Alone With You” Marisa Silver, McNally Jackson, 7:00 pm “She Ain’t Heavy, She’s My Mother” Bryan Batt, B&N Lincoln Triangle, 7:30 pm […]

Consuming Culture: Fiction | The Quietest Most Eventful Summer

Pages about reviews contact Thursday, April 10, 2014 Fiction | The Quietest Most Eventful Summer Posted by Kari at 8:17 PM | Gail Godwin’s Flora is a quiet book. There’s no climactic plot line, no gut-wrenching relationships, nor any other real dramatic element. However, this is a book filled with tension simmering to the brim, […]