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Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities
Nigella Lawson, Lis Parsons
Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause
Judy Norsigian, Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Vivian Pinn
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Judy Norsigian, Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Vivian Pinn
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Well, this would have kept me inside a library for quite a while (assuming we would have had something like that). So beautif...
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reviewed: Tehanu (The Earthsea Cycle, Book 4)
4th book in the Earthsea trilogy. A masterpiece, of course. What Le Guin isn't? This one gives us a clearer picture of Ged as...
Tehanu  - Ursula K. Le Guin
reviewed: The Giving Tree 40th Anniversary Edition Book with CD
I adore Uncle Shelby. He wrote some of my favorite light verse ever and some hilarious songs ('Polly in a Porny with a Pony',...
The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein
reviewed: The Shadow in the North (Sally Lockhart Trilogy, Book 2)
The sucker punch concealed within this book spoiled it entirely for me.
The Shadow in the North - Philip Pullman
reviewed: Tiger in the Well (Sally Lockhart Quartet)
I read it hoping for some redemption after the debacle which was Book the Second. I think I felt so betrayed by Pullman that ...
The Tiger In The Well  - Philip Pullman
reviewed: Skinny Legs and All
I tried. I failed.
Skinny Legs and All - Tom Robbins
reviewed: The Wind's Twelve Quarters: Stories
Probably my favorite Le Guin short story collection. The Darkness Box and most especially The Direction of the Road which had...
The Wind's Twelve Quarters - Ursula K. Le Guin
reviewed: Year of the Griffin (Gollancz Sf S.)
I found this book to be extraordinarily formulaic and trite.
Year of the Griffin - Diana Wynne Jones
reviewed: The Big Rumpus: A Mother's Tale from the Trenches (Live Girls)
I've long been a fan of The East Village Inky and was happy to stumble across Halliday's memoir. Her voice is an original and...
The Big Rumpus: A Mother's Tale from the Trenches (Live Girls) - Ayun Halliday
reviewed: "Could Be Worse!"
I adore Stevenson's Gramps. This entire series is just delightful!
Could Be Worse! - James Stevenson
reviewed: A Pair of Red Clogs
This is the first book I remember choosing for myself at the library. It was on the flat shelves by the fireplace, and I was ...
A Pair of Red Clogs - Masako Matsuno
reviewed: Between Mom and Jo
Compelling story of the dissolution of a marriage from the POV of Nick, a 14-year-old boy. His moms' relationship has come ap...
Between Mom and Jo - Julie Anne Peters
reviewed: Ladies in Hades: A Story of Hell's Smart Set and Gentlemen in Hades: The Story of a Damned Debutante
Probably far more risqué when it was new, this is still a lot of fun. The most notorious women who ever lived are presumed to...
Ladies in Hades: A Story of Hell's Smart Set & Gentlemen in Hades: The Story of a Damned Debutante - Frederic Arnold Kummer
reviewed: My Thirteenth Winter: A Memoir
This memoir by a young woman who has a disorder called dyscalculia felt claustrophobic to me. It taught me some things about ...
My Thirteenth Winter: A Memoir - Samantha Abeel
reviewed: The Lost Cities: A Drift House Voyage
I was so disappointed by this book. I loved the first one so much that it was in my top 5 of 2005. I've been waiting for this...
The Lost Cities: A Drift House Voyage - Dale Peck