Consuming Culture: Reading Roundup: Not What I Expected, Part 2

Pages about reviews contact Monday, December 12, 2011 Reading Roundup: Not What I Expected, Part 2 Posted by Kari at 5:44 PM | As I mentioned last week, I’ve recently read a couple of books that ended up a complete 180 than what they had begun. The first was Edward P. Jones’ The Known World, […]

The Five Borough Book Review: Reading Roundup: Mysteries, Of Sorts

Pages Home About Us The Books Contact Us Tuesday, November 5, 2013 Reading Roundup: Mysteries, Of Sorts The Potter’s Field by Andrea Camilleri is a fun book I picked up at a library conference last year. Since it has been sitting on my shelf, I’ve continuously forgotten it’s a mystery. It’s one in a series […]

Consuming Culture: Reading Roundup: YA Multicultural Picks

Pages about reviews contact Monday, May 14, 2012 Reading Roundup: YA Multicultural Picks Posted by Kari at 11:58 AM | I’ve mentioned a couple of times that I am reading a ton of children’s books for one of my library school classes, and I’m really enjoying these nice, easy breaks from my own, often heavier, […]

Consuming Culture: Reading Roundup: A Collection of So-So Characters

Pages about reviews contact Monday, January 9, 2012 Reading Roundup: A Collection of So-So Characters Posted by Kari at 11:51 AM | In a, once again, frantic attempt to catch up on all the books I’m reading, I’m posting a reading round-up. In this case, it is especially necessary because I found all these books […]

Consuming Culture: Reading Roundup: Historical Southern Fiction

Pages about reviews contact Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Reading Roundup: Historical Southern Fiction Posted by Kari at 1:47 PM | Robert Hicks’ The Widow of the South hits close to home, geographically speaking. Set in 1864 near the end of the Civil War, this novel takes one small part of that four year conflict and […]

Consuming Culture: Reading Roundup: Women’s Fiction

Pages about reviews contact Monday, April 21, 2014 Reading Roundup: Women’s Fiction Posted by Kari at 1:45 PM | I remember how huge Adriana Trigiani’s Big Stone Gap was when it first came out; this was a book that women came to Sunday School talking about, read during the week, and passed along to another […]

Consuming Culture: Reading Roundup: Adventures for Youth

Pages about reviews contact Tuesday, July 30, 2013 Reading Roundup: Adventures for Youth Posted by Kari at 3:07 PM | It’s been a good while since I read a graphic novel, so I decided to pick one from my list and request it from the library. The lucky chosen was Faith Erin Hicks’ Friends with […]

Consuming Culture: Reading Roundup: Sweeping Sagas

Pages about reviews contact Sunday, April 6, 2014 Reading Roundup: Sweeping Sagas Posted by Kari at 9:53 PM | Because it’s probably hard to keep track of my reading tastes from 4 years of random blog posts, I’m just gonna state as a fact that I love sweeping historical fiction sagas. Love ‘em. I will […]

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 […]