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Wishlist Wednesday #1: Wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey Now by Maya Angelou

Wishlist Wednesday #1: Wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey Now by Maya Angelou

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’m taking this loosely and sharing books that I can’t wait to read. I’ve been reading a lot of Maya Angelou recently and want to delve more into the autobiographies she wrote, so this week, I’m featuring Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now by Maya Angelou: Title: Wouldn’t Take…

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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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Book Review: Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker

Book Review: Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker

Title: Cork Dork Author: Bianca Bosker Publisher: Penguin Books Paperback: 352 pages Source: NetGalley Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Like many of us, tech reporter Bianca Bosker saw wine as a way to unwind at the end of a long day, or a nice thing to have with dinner and that was about it. Until she stumbled on an alternate universe where taste reigned supreme, a world in which people could, after a single sip of wine, identify the grape it was made from, in what…

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Book Review: My Bridges of Hope by Livia Bitton-Jackson

Book Review: My Bridges of Hope by Livia Bitton-Jackson

Title: My Bridges of Hope Author: Livia Bitton-Jackson Publisher: Simon & Schuster Paperback: 378 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) In 1945, after surviving a harrowing year in Auschwitz, fourteen-year-old Elli returns, along with her mother and brother, to the family home, now part of Slovakia, where they try to find a way to rebuild their shattered lives. Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 I went into this book not really knowing what to expect — I’m not sure how it ended…

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Book Review: Shrill by Lindy West

Book Review: Shrill by Lindy West

Title: Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman Author: Lindy West Publisher: Hachette Hardcover: 272 pages Source: BookCon 2016 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Coming of age in a culture that demands women be as small, quiet, and compliant as possible–like a porcelain dove that will also have sex with you–writer and humorist Lindy West quickly discovered that she was anything but. From a painfully shy childhood in which she tried, unsuccessfully, to hide her big body and even bigger opinions; to…

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Book Review: Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby

Book Review: Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby

Title: Fever Pitch Author: Nick Hornby Publisher: Riverhead Books Paperback: 272 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) In America, it is soccer. But in Great Britain, it is the real football. No pads, no prayers, no prisoners. And that’s before the players even take the field. Nick Hornby has been a football fan since the moment he was conceived. Call it predestiny. Or call it preschool. Fever Pitch is his tribute to a lifelong obsession. Part autobiography, part comedy, part incisive analysis…

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Book Review: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

Book Review: Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

Title: Me Talk Pretty One Day Author: David Sedaris Publisher: LittleBrown and Company Paperback: 272 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Overdrive Summary: (taken from Goodreads) David Sedaris’ move to Paris from New York inspired these hilarious pieces, including the title essay, about his attempts to learn French from a sadistic teacher who declares that “every day spent with you is like having a caesarean section”. His family is another inspiration. You Can’t Kill the Rooster is a portrait of his…

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Book Review: A Slip of the Keyboard – Collected Nonfiction by Terry Pratchett

Book Review: A Slip of the Keyboard – Collected Nonfiction by Terry Pratchett

Title: A Slip of the Keyboard – Collected Nonfiction Author: Terry Pratchett Publisher: Doubleday Hardcover: 323 pages Source: Chicago OverDrive Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Terry Pratchett has earned a place in the hearts of readers the world over with his bestselling Discworld series — but in recent years he has become equally well-known and respected as an outspoken campaigner for causes including Alzheimer’s research and animal rights. A Slip of the Keyboard brings together for the first time the…

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Audiobook Review: Most Talkative by Andy Cohen

Audiobook Review: Most Talkative by Andy Cohen

Title: Most Talkative Author: Andy Cohen Narrator: Andy Cohen Publisher: MacMillan Audio Edition: Unabridged Duration: 9 hours Summary: (taken from Goodreads) The man behind The Real Housewives writes about his lifelong love affair with pop culture that brought him from the suburbs of St. Louis to his own television show.  From a young age, Andy Cohen knew one thing: He loved television. Not in the way that most kids do, but in an irrepressible, all-consuming, I-want-to-climb-inside-the-tube kind of way. And…

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