Category Archives: memoir

What I’ve Been Reading: Non-Fiction

Before I let things get away from me (again), here are some quick thoughts about some non-fiction books I’ve read in the last month: Breaking the Chain:  How I Banned Chain Restaurants from My Diet and Went from Full to … Continue reading

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Finding Me in France

Finding Me in France by Bobbi French Published:  2012 by Creative Publishers Source:  Purchased Reading Challenge:  Books on France 2013 Reading Challenge Bobbi French is leading a good life on the surface:  she is a successful psychiatrist, married to a … Continue reading

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TLC Book Tour: Confessions of Joan the Tall

Confessions of Joan the Tall:  A Memoir by Joan Cusack Handler Published:  2012 by CavanKerry Press Source:  Received from the publisher for review   I was not brought up in a religious household, so rituals and traditions of the Catholic … Continue reading

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The End of Your Life Book Club

The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe Published:  2012 by Alfred A. Knopf Source:  Received Advance Reader’s Edition at Booktopia   This book has an interesting premise that made me put it on my to-read list the … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Library

Going to the library for me is as bad as going into a bookstore – worse, because it doesn’t cost me a thing. On the way home from work tonight I stopped by my local library to pick up a … Continue reading

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Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman

Unorthodox:  The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman Published:  2012 by Simon & Schuster Source:  Purchased (e-book) I’ve always been interested in other cultures, but since I read Anne Frank:  The Diary of a Young Girl when … Continue reading

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Howard’s End is on the Landing

Howard’s End is on the Landing:  A year of reading from home by Susan Hill Published:  2010 by Profile Books Source:  Purchased   When browsing the site of the Major Online Bookseller in search of items to purchase with a … Continue reading

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Paris in July — Life as an Expat

Paris My Sweet:  A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate) by Amy Thomas Published:  2012 by Sourcebooks Source:  Purchased Paris, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down by Rosecrans Baldwin Published:  2012 by Farrar, Straus and … Continue reading

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The Voluntourist

The Voluntourist:  A Six-Country Tale of Love, Loss, Fatherhood, Fate, and Singing Bon Jovi in Bethlehem by Ken Budd Published:  2012 by William Morrow Source:  Received ARC from publisher for review Barely a year into his retirement, Ken Budd’s father … Continue reading

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A Blogger Recommended: Raised Right

Raised Right:  How I Untangled My Faith from Politics by Alisa Harris Published:  2011 by WaterBrook Press Source:  Borrowed from the library Recommended by:  Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness The political system in the United States is broken – the extreme … Continue reading

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