Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Fiction vs. Non-Fiction

 What's do you think?

Time is a goon...

I finally finished A Visit From the Goon Squad and I really can't tell if I liked it or not. I was supposed to finish it for my bookclub on Saturday, but of course I started it too late, because I was really into Dracula (which was surprisingly good considering it could have turned out to be like many dry classics I have forced myself to pick up along the years - I couldn't put it down!)
Anyway, I couldn't really get into everything with my fellow bookclub members since I was only halfway through it, but now that I've finished it, I think the word for what I'm feeling is: ambivalence. I enjoyed the book. It was not hard to get through. I loved some characters, I loathed some characters. But what was the point of it?  It is the perfect book for a book club though, because there is definitely a lot to talk about.

Grade: B-

Monday, June 27, 2011

It's That Time Again...

After much harassment from my friends and inspiration from a fellow book lover's blog I think I will come out of my dormant phase and share the books I've read since I fell off the face of the planet. I enjoyed most of the books, but I'll place a star beside the ones that I highly recommend. If you have any specific questions about a book, please leave a comment:

Belong to Me by Maria De Los Santos*

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris*
The Thieves of Manhattan by Adam Langer*
Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (Bookclub)*
Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani
Brava Valentina by Adriana Trigiani
The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff*
The Romantics by Galt Niederhoffer
The Recipe Club by Andrea Israel and Nancy Garfinkel (Bookclub)
Me Times Three by Alex Witchel
The Soldier's Wife by Margaret Leroy (Bookclub)
 Bossypants by Tina Fey*
 The Ask by Tom Lipsyte
 Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
The Shiksa Syndrome by Laurie Graff
 Room by Emma Donoghue*
 This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper*
 Dracula by Bram Stoker*

Books I started but have not finished (yet!):
Let The Great World Spin by Colum McCann
Decision Points by George W. Bush

Hope to share more with you soon!