Consuming Culture: The Good, the Bad, and the Really Cheap Books

Pages about reviews contact Thursday, November 5, 2009 The Good, the Bad, and the Really Cheap Books Posted by Kari at 7:00 AM | I recently heard a segment on NPR about some pretty ugly price wars on upcoming best-sellers by three huge online retailers: Amazon, Walmart, and Target. Here’s the deal: Walmart, in an […]

Consuming Culture: Review: Life Isn’t This Bad

Pages about reviews contact Tuesday, July 7, 2009 Review: Life Isn’t This Bad Posted by Nihal Parthasarathi at 8:59 PM | I have to say, I opened Jhumpa Lahiri’s Unaccustomed Earth with quite a bit of excitement. Interpreter of Maladies, her first short story collection is perhaps my favorite short story collection of all time […]

Consuming Culture: Review: A real bildungsroman in Harlem

Pages about reviews contact Monday, October 19, 2009 Review: A real bildungsroman in Harlem Posted by Salvatore at 10:00 AM | When someone points a gun in your direction but doesn’t want to shoot you in particular you shouldA. run into the nearest building.B. yell and scream while you run away.C. stand still.D. hit the […]

Consuming Culture: Review: A Comic’s Life in Book Form

Pages about reviews contact Monday, April 20, 2009 Review: A Comic’s Life in Book Form Posted by colin at 12:55 AM | As I grew up I didn’t know Steve Martin as stand-up comedian; I did know him as the Father of the Bride; and I wish I didn’t know him from the unfortunate Pink […]

Consuming Culture: A Little, Monumental Bit of Real Life

Pages about reviews contact Tuesday, June 18, 2013 A Little, Monumental Bit of Real Life Posted by Kari at 2:20 PM | This little blog has seen its days of drought on occasion—those days/weeks/months when posting frequency drops nearly to non-existent. Usually my excuse is just “ehh, busy,” and though I’ve been keeping it up […]

Consuming Culture: Review: What makes life perfect?

Pages about reviews contact Monday, June 22, 2009 Review: What makes life perfect? Posted by Kari at 10:07 AM | Jessica Shattuck’s new novel, Perfect Life, covers a lot of ground and mixes a lot of familiar themes. Take one part The Big Chill, one part Jodi Picoult, and blend it with women’s fiction, and […]

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 […]