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: April 2013

Pages Home About Us The Books Contact Us Thursday, April 18, 2013 Book Tour: The Mermaid of Brooklyn If I was planning on having children anytime in the near future (disclaimer: I am not), Amy Shearn’s The Mermaid of Brooklyn would make me seriously rethink that decision. And, actually, is making me reconsider having children […]

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, […]

The Five Borough Book Review: February 2011

Pages Home About Us The Books Contact Us Tuesday, February 22, 2011 What is the internet?? The February pick for the Idlewild bookclub was Tom Rachman’s best-seller, The Imperfectionists—a welcome change of pace from last month’s philosophical textbook. This was an interesting book club choice. At first, I didn’t think there would be much to […]

Consuming Culture: Review: In Soviet Russia, joke ruins YOU!

Pages about reviews contact Tuesday, August 25, 2009 Review: In Soviet Russia, joke ruins YOU! Posted by Salvatore at 9:02 AM | Moscow, 1939 – Stalinist Russia. There’s no such thing as free speech any longer. In schools people are afraid of teaching Chekhov and Tolstoy because they’re not politically aware enough. They don’t emphasize […]

Consuming Culture: Review: A Pondering on Existentialism

Pages about reviews contact Wednesday, July 15, 2009 Review: A Pondering on Existentialism Posted by Kari at 2:34 PM | I’m not confident I can give a full review of Walker Percy’s The Moviegoer, the 1962 winner of the National Book Award, so this may look and sound more like a “pondering.” The best word […]

The Five Borough Book Review: Fiction | If Dogs Could Talk

Pages Home About Us The Books Contact Us Thursday, November 21, 2013 Fiction | If Dogs Could Talk On Goodreads, I rated Pete Nelson’s I Thought You Were Dead as a 5-star earner. That five star rating is rare, so I know you’re dying to read why I bestowed such an honor on this book. […]