Consuming Culture: Westward Ho!: On Little House and childhood obsessions

Pages about reviews contact Monday, January 30, 2012 Westward Ho!: On Little House and childhood obsessions Posted by Kari at 1:23 PM | The kick-off novel in my Westward Ho! reading project isn’t exactly the gritty historical fiction or gripping non-fiction narrative that you may expect… Instead, it’s the memoir of one modern-day woman searching […]

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: 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 […]

Consuming Culture: Review: In the Epping Forest

Pages about reviews contact Tuesday, November 17, 2009 Review: In the Epping Forest Posted by Salvatore at 8:33 AM | I had Adam Foulds’s The Quickening Maze imported shortly after it was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize this year. Foulds’s book is the only one that hasn’t found an American publisher yet (to my knowledge). […]