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reviewed Shopgirl: A Novella. March 10, 2011
Shopgirl: A Novella
I recently finished rereading Shopgirl, by Steve Martin (yes, he of King Tut fame). I'd first read it years ago and had found it depressing. This time I felt differently.      …
reviewed Martin Chuzzlewit. September 25, 2010
Martin Chuzzlewit
Martin Chuzzlewit is one of Dickens's least-liked books by both readers and critics.  It is also hard to characterize in a single thesis.  In the introduction to the Everyman's Library …
reviewed Ragged Dick and Struggling Upward (Pe.... September 06, 2010
Ragged Dick and Struggling Upward (Penguin
New York in the Gilded Age. Isabel Archer was setting sail for Europe. In the family box at the opera, Newland Archer and the Countess Olenska were exchanging furtive glances. Meanwhile, out in the streets, …
reviewed Arson. August 16, 2010
Arson
Arson Gable is not a normal guy. There's something inside of him that sets him apart from everyone else. It isolates him and sometimes makes him hate himself because Arson can create fire from his very …
reviewed The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. August 05, 2010
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
Edgar Sawtelle is a young boy growing up on a farm who's parents raise a special breed of dog - Sawtelle dogs - and the losses and love that occur in his life and his parents' lives. What I found …
reviewed The Summer I Turned Pretty. August 04, 2010
The Summer I Turned Pretty
From reading the synopsis to this book you can't help but think that this is a fluff read - but that was not the case.    Belly looks forward to her summers. Ever since she can remember …
reviewed Great Expectations (book). August 01, 2010
Great Expectations Charles Dickens
When I first read this book many years ago, it was for a piece of english coursework, the books tell the story of Pip who helps a stranger by giving him a pork pie and some wine, the stranger had just …
reviewed The Perks of Being a Wallflower. July 29, 2010
Stephen Chbosky Perks of Being a Wallflower
   The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a gripping story of growing up and of finding out what it even means to grow up. In this tale a young boy struggles to fit in, experiments with drugs and …
reviewed The Perks of Being a Wallflower. July 23, 2010
Stephen Chbosky Perks of Being a Wallflower
  This book is a must-read for teens and adults alike. Striking chords similar in tone to that of "The Catcher in the Rye", "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" follows an impressionable …
posted a Quick Tip about Great Expectations (book). July 17, 2010
Great Expectations Charles Dickens
If you are new to the world of Dickens, DO NOT begin with this book. While insightful at points, every character is unlikeable and anger provoking.
reviewed Lost It. July 17, 2010
Lost It
I was surprised how hilarious this small book was but I definitely remember almost losing it ( from laughing so hard) while I read it very late one night, page fifty had me in fits of giggles so hard …
reviewed Great Expectations (book). July 14, 2010
Great Expectations Charles Dickens
Warning: this review contains spoilers.       When I read this for school in 9th grade I was pretty solidly convinced that Charles Dickens was paid by the word.  I heard …
posted a Quick Tip about Great Expectations (book). July 13, 2010
Great Expectations Charles Dickens
Dickens writing literally transported me to this timeframe and the lives of these characters. Great read!
reviewed The Perks of Being a Wallflower. July 12, 2010
Stephen Chbosky Perks of Being a Wallflower
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower is recommended to any and every teen. It a continually engaging fast read.  The Perks of Being a Wallflower is for boys and girls alike.  …
posted a Quick Tip about Great Expectations (book). July 11, 2010
Great Expectations Charles Dickens
This is a very nice story, and I really enjoyed it, but the plot sometimes moves a bit slow.
posted a Quick Tip about Great Expectations (book). July 09, 2010
Great Expectations Charles Dickens
I was assigned, as are many, this book to read in a ninth grade English class. The creative use of plots and story in herein cemented my desire to be a writer.
posted a Quick Tip about White Oleander. July 06, 2010
White Oleander
good novel. worth reading
posted a Quick Tip about Great Expectations (book). July 05, 2010
Great Expectations Charles Dickens
Pip and Miss Haversham, and the decaying wedding luncheon--unforgettable.
reviewed The Perks of Being a Wallflower. July 04, 2010
Stephen Chbosky Perks of Being a Wallflower
If you have ever known someone, or been someone, who says all the wrong things to all of the wrong people, but with all of the right feelings in your heart, than you can relate to this book.  You …
posted a Quick Tip about The Perks of Being a Wallflower. July 04, 2010
Stephen Chbosky Perks of Being a Wallflower
Definitely up there as one of the best coming of age novels.
posted a Quick Tip about The Perks of Being a Wallflower. July 04, 2010
Stephen Chbosky Perks of Being a Wallflower
great youth novel!
posted a Quick Tip about White Oleander. July 04, 2010
White Oleander
I love the poetry in this book. Well-written!
posted a Quick Tip about Great Expectations (book). July 04, 2010
Great Expectations Charles Dickens
good story
posted a Quick Tip about Great Expectations (book). July 03, 2010
Great Expectations Charles Dickens
Dickens' best novel
posted a Quick Tip about Great Expectations (book). July 02, 2010
Great Expectations Charles Dickens
Not Dickens' best, but still enjoyable.
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