Consuming Culture: Back to School: No more school!

Pages about reviews contact Tuesday, October 13, 2009 Back to School: No more school! Posted by Salvatore at 7:27 AM | I watched Douglas McGrath’s 2002 adaptation of Dickens’s Nicholas Nickleby on a whim and, besides the lead actor’s flat acting, enjoyed it tremendously. Thus I decided to change my ‘Back to School’ reading list […]

Consuming Culture: Back to School: A Victorian faerytale

Pages about reviews contact Wednesday, November 4, 2009 Back to School: A Victorian faerytale Posted by Salvatore at 8:34 AM | I had debated whether or not I should count this towards my Back to School challenge, since I’ve already read one Dickens, but in the end I thought it best to tack it on […]

Consuming Culture: Back to School: Idealism in the slums

Pages about reviews contact Monday, November 16, 2009 Back to School: Idealism in the slums Posted by Kari at 11:20 AM | I last read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn back in the 11th grade. I remember absolutely loving it, to the point that it immediately and has subsequently held the top position on my […]

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 […]

The Five Borough Book Review: August 2012

Pages Home About Us The Books Contact Us Thursday, August 23, 2012 Fiction | Rosamunde Pilcher Is Beach Reading At Its Finest Last summer when I was on vacation, I read Rosamunde Pilcher’s Coming Home. The cover really looks like it’s a romance novel, but I assure you that it is not! Not that I […]

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 […]