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Book Review: Wherever You Go, There They Are by Annabelle Gurwitch

Book Review: Wherever You Go, There They Are by Annabelle Gurwitch

Title: Wherever You Go, There They Are: Stories about My Family You Might Relate To Author: Annabelle Gurwitch Publisher: Blue Rider Press Hardcover: 304 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) A hysterically funny and slyly insightful new collection of essays from New York Times bestselling author Annabelle Gurwitch, about her own family of scam artists and hucksters, as well as the sisterhoods, temporary tribes, communities, and cults who have become surrogates along the way. When Annabelle Gurwitch was a child, surrounded by a cast…

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Wishlist Wednesday #19: Self-Loathing for Beginners by Lynn Phillips

Wishlist Wednesday #19: Self-Loathing for Beginners by Lynn Phillips

This meme was created by Pen to Paper. Each week we will share a book that has been recently added to our wishlist or has been on it for ages. I still haven’t completely gone over the books my husband brought with him to this relationship, so I browse our shelves periodically and see if anything strikes me. The title of this book got a little giggle from me and the premise just sort of vibes with me, so I’m…

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Wishlist Wednesday #18: On the Bright Side, I’m Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God by Louise Rennison

Wishlist Wednesday #18: On the Bright Side, I’m Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God by Louise Rennison

This meme was created by Pen to Paper. Each week we will share a book that has been recently added to our wishlist or has been on it for ages. I recently finished Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging (the first book of this series) after having it on my to-read list for well over a decade. (It’s hard being a book addict, guys!) I’m hoping it doesn’t take me nearly as long to get to the sequel, because it was…

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Wishlist Wednesday #17: Parodies – An Anthology from Chaucer to Beerbohm — And After by Dwight Macdonald

Wishlist Wednesday #17: Parodies – An Anthology from Chaucer to Beerbohm — And After by Dwight Macdonald

This meme was created by Pen to Paper. Each week we will share a book that has been recently added to our wishlist or has been on it for ages. My husband and I found this on a trip to the Newberry Library’s Book Fair sale, which takes place in Chicago on the last week of July every year. We’re literature nerds, so we thought having an anthology of parodies sounded perfect. Can’t wait to read this! Title: Parodies – An…

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Book Review: Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

Book Review: Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

Title: Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging Author: Louise Rennison Series: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, Book 1 Publisher: Harper Teen Hardcover: 247 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository There are six things very wrong with my life: 1. I have one of those under-the-skin spots that will never come to a head but lurk in a red way for the next two years. 2. It is on my nose 3. I have a three-year-old sister who may have peed…

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Wishlist Wednesday #15: Fruits Basket, Vol 2 by Natsuki Takaya

Wishlist Wednesday #15: Fruits Basket, Vol 2 by Natsuki Takaya

This meme was created by Pen to Paper. Each week we will share a book that has been recently added to our wishlist or has been on it for ages. A lot of my friends in high school and college were obsessed with this show, so when I needed a new manga to read, I decided to check out the first volume of Fruits Basket. (The fact that my library had all the volumes was also a factor.) I found…

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Book Review: The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo by Judy Blume

Book Review: The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo by Judy Blume

Title: The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo Author: Judy Blume Illustrator: Amy Aitken Publisher: Yearling Paperback: 48 pages Source: Chicago Overdrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Second grader Freddy Dissel has that left-out kind of feeling. Life seems lonely when you’re the middle kid in the family. Freddy feels like “the peanut butter part of a sandwich,” squeezed between an older brother and little sister. But now for the first time it’s Freddy’s chance to show everyone, including himself, just how special he…

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Book Review: Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Book Review: Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Title: Yes Please Author: Amy Poehler Publisher: Dey Street Books Hardcover: 329 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) In Amy Poehler’s highly anticipated first book, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice (some useful, some not so much), like when to be funny and when to be serious. Powered by Amy’s charming and hilarious, biting yet wise voice, Yes Please is a book…

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Book Review: I Love My Computer Because My Friends Live in It by Jess Kimball Leslie

Book Review: I Love My Computer Because My Friends Live in It by Jess Kimball Leslie

Title: I Love My Computer Because My Friends Live in It Author: Jess Kimball Leslie Publisher: Running Press Paperback: 240 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Love My Computer Because My Friends Live in It is tech analyst Jess Kimball Leslie’s hilarious, frank homage to the technology that contributed so significantly to the person she is today. From accounts of the lawless chat rooms of early AOL to the perpetual high school reunions that are modern-day Facebook and Instagram, her essays paint a…

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Review: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Review: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Title: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Author: Sherman Alexie Illustrator: Ellen Forney Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Hardcover: 230 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only…

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