The Five Borough Book Review: February 2010

Pages Home About Us The Books Contact Us Friday, February 26, 2010 A Brief Conversation on EATING ANIMALS I read Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals a few months ago, but I was unable to put my thoughts into a coherent review. Foer and the topic of his book were things I’ve argued many times before […]

The Five Borough Book Review: March 2010

Pages Home About Us The Books Contact Us Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Wordless Wednesday: Brooklyn For more Wordless Wednesday fun, go here. Posted by Kari at 9:25 AM 3 comments: Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest Labels: wordless wednesday Tuesday, March 30, 2010 Review: Cradling insanity Patrick Somerville’s The Cradle I feel would […]

The Five Borough Book Review: June 2010

Pages Home About Us The Books Contact Us Wednesday, June 30, 2010 Notes from a Reading Slacker My reading has been slacking off lately. Seriously. I would normally tell you, “Summer is the BEST time for reading! Pools and beaches…I read so much in the summer!” But that, I am discovering, is a lie. A […]

Consuming Culture: For the rest of 2010, I shall read…

Pages about reviews contact Monday, November 1, 2010 For the rest of 2010, I shall read… Posted by Kari at 9:30 AM | Um, can you believe it’s already November? I am not ready for 5+ months of frigid cold in which my skin doesn’t see the sun. Last week was marvelously warm and now […]

The Five Borough Book Review: January 2010

Pages Home About Us The Books Contact Us Monday, January 25, 2010 Review: The best and worst of times at college I read Lorrie Moore’s A Gate at the Stairs because I enjoyed Self-Help enough that I thought that continuing on with this author might be amusing. It was – to a degree. As I thought […]

The Five Borough Book Review: July 2010

Pages Home About Us The Books Contact Us Tuesday, July 27, 2010 Concluding Thoughts on BAD MARIE Fundamentals of Writing 101: A novel can have an amazing premise, but if you don’t care about the characters, it’s a dud. Characters are what draw you into the story, make it relatable, humanize it. Love them or […]

The Five Borough Book Review: May 2010

Pages Home About Us The Books Contact Us Saturday, May 29, 2010 Reading Notes: When Everything Changed, Part 2 While Part One of Gail Collins’ When Everything Changed described what life was like for women in 1960 before liberation, Part Two is aptly titled “When Everything Changed.” This was a really long section, filled with […]

The Five Borough Book Review: November 2010

Pages Home About Us The Books Contact Us Monday, November 29, 2010 Reading Notes: A People’s History, Part II So I’m a couple days behind schedule…but it was a holiday weekend and my parents were visiting! Chapters 6 through 10 cover post-Revolutionary War to the post-Civil War era in American history. So many groups in […]

The Five Borough Book Review: December 2010

Pages Home About Us The Books Contact Us Sunday, December 12, 2010 Reading Notes: A People’s History, Part IV Chapters 16 – 20: World War II through the Seventies. What a turbulent thirty years. World War II–the fight against totalitarianism, racism, fascism, and militarism around the world, to “step forward as a defender of helpless […]

The Five Borough Book Review: August 2010

Pages Home About Us The Books Contact Us Thursday, August 26, 2010 In Conclusion: Can being run over by a truck make you a happier person? Remember when I was talking about memoirs and how they seem to fall into two categories: self-indulgent and…not as self-indulgent? Well after reading a pretty self-indulgent one, I found […]