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: Review: Catholicism and the English Aristocracy

Pages about reviews contact Friday, April 24, 2009 Review: Catholicism and the English Aristocracy Posted by Kari at 4:02 PM | Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh is an English novel written at the end of WWII. It tells the story of Captain Charles Ryder who, after stumbling upon the old mansion called Brideshead with his […]

Consuming Culture: Guest Post: Author Maryrose Wood

Pages about reviews contact Monday, March 19, 2012 Guest Post: Author Maryrose Wood Posted by Kari at 9:16 AM | I was delighted to be approached as a potential stop on Maryrose Wood’s blog tour for installment number three of the Incorrigible Children series. I loved the first two and had already put my name […]

Consuming Culture: Westward Ho!: A Reading Project

Pages about reviews contact Tuesday, January 17, 2012 Westward Ho!: A Reading Project Posted by Kari at 12:34 PM | Several months ago, I wrote about certain topics that I’d like to explore through books. The biggest of those is a topic I’ve found to be even bigger and broader than expected, and to sum […]

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: How To Indulge Your Naughty Book Love

Pages about reviews contact Thursday, April 29, 2010 How To Indulge Your Naughty Book Love Posted by Kari at 9:11 AM | These are my bookshelves. They are fairly unimpressive, but also overflowing. Ideally, ‘overflowing’ would be a welcome arrangement, but my 90 sq. ft. bedroom is not ideal (and despite me calling them unimpressive, […]

Consuming Culture: Review: Honeymooning

Pages about reviews contact Thursday, April 16, 2009 Review: Honeymooning Posted by Kari at 11:33 AM | Honeymoon with My Brother by Franz Wisner…loved it! It’s a memoir of Franz who got dumped five days before his wedding. With non-refundable honeymoon reservations, he decided to take his brother, which sparked the idea that, “Hey, maybe […]

Consuming Culture: Review: Honeymooning

Pages about reviews contact Thursday, April 16, 2009 Review: Honeymooning Posted by Kari at 11:33 AM | Honeymoon with My Brother by Franz Wisner…loved it! It’s a memoir of Franz who got dumped five days before his wedding. With non-refundable honeymoon reservations, he decided to take his brother, which sparked the idea that, “Hey, maybe […]

Consuming Culture: NEW BOOK! Review: The Dark Side of Hollywood

Pages about reviews contact Tuesday, June 8, 2010 NEW BOOK! Review: The Dark Side of Hollywood Posted by Kari at 9:17 AM | Everything Lovely, Effortless, Safe may be Jenny Hollowell’s debut novel, but the precision and grace with which she tells the story of Birdie Baker, an aspiring actress in Los Angeles, makes Hollowell […]