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Panty-throwing, book-loving wild woman behind The Book Lady's Blog. Reader, critic, lover of indie bookstores, National Book Critics Circle member.

reviewed The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an.... December 16, 2010
The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment
   After reading the entire Encyclopedia Brittanica and living by all of the rules in the Bible, A. J. Jacobs found himself addicted to “experience journalism.” He couldn’t …
reviewed The Good Good Pig. December 16, 2010
The Good Good Pig
   When Sy Montgomery and her husband adopted a piglet they named Christopher Hogwood, a piglet who “was a runt among runts,” they had no idea what they were getting into. Christopher …
reviewed The Gargoyle. December 16, 2010
The Gargoyle
   When I received The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson, I really had no idea what to expect. This book has been getting a lot of buzz, and that’s not always a good indicator of its actual …
reviewed Down Around Midnight: A Memoir of Cra.... December 16, 2010
Down Around Midnight: A Memoir of Crash and
   When Geoffrey Jennings of Rainy Day Books handsells Down Around Midnight, he says, Down Around Midnight is a book about a plane crash on Cape Cod…if Midnight in the Garden of Good …
reviewed The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biogra.... December 10, 2010
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
   Screw the suspense, I’m just going to start with this: If you are going to read one work of nonfiction this year (or in the next five years), make it The Emperor of All Maladies, Siddhartha …
reviewed The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales .... December 10, 2010
The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder,
   David Grann’s The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession is exactly what it says it is. A collection of twelve essays, nine of which appeared previously …
reviewed Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: A Novel. December 10, 2010
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter: A Novel
   In 1979, Larry Ott took a girl on a date to the drive-in, and she was never seen again.  Despite the fact that no evidence connecting Larry to the disappearance—which was quickly …
reviewed Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists. December 10, 2010
Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists
   Seeking inspiration for a novel she was writing a few years ago, J. Courtney Sullivan sent an email to several friends asking them, “What was the moment that made you a feminist? Was …
reviewed Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous H.... December 10, 2010
Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the
   Chronicling the almost unbelievable game of cat-and-mouse between John R. Brinkley, a “doctor” who settled in Milford, Kansas and made a fortune performing sham surgeries—implanting …
reviewed Bright-Sided. December 10, 2010
   I’ll just go ahead and say it: my love for Barbara Ehrenreich knows no bounds. In Bright-Sided, Ehrenreich, in her typically no-nonsense voice of reason, attacks the “relentless …
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