Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week's theme was top ten things books have made me want to do or learn about after reading them, but I tweaked it slightly to include things I actually learned or did rather than things about which I got curious or still want … Continue reading Top Ten: Things Books Have Made Me Want to Do or Learn
I’ve been accidentally reading quite a bit of non-fiction in the past couple of months, so here are some thoughts on four newish real-life releases (and one not-so-new at all).
Jen Lancaster’s self-effacing wit and sardonic outlook on life might not be for everyone – but she’s pretty much my perfect kind of narrator. Lancaster’s written seven memoirs (with an eighth on the way), so start with Bitter Is the New Black: Confessions of a Condescending, Egomaniacal, Self-Centered Smartass, Or, Why You Should Never Carry a Prada Bag to the Unemployment Office before embarking on your reading binge. Either you’ll thank me for your new literary friend or hope I never give you a…
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In which I review A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal by Ben Macintyre and give it 2-2.5 stars because it was "interesting but not interesting enough," the narrative was slow and jumpy, and the ending was anticlimactic. Watch it below or check out my other videos at YouTube.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme was books on my fall to-be-read list. Let's just get this out of the way - I am probably not going to read all of these books. According to GoodReads, I only read an average of 1.2 books … Continue reading Top Ten: Books on my Fall TBR List