Monthly Archives: April 2011

Book v Movie: Soul Surfer

The Movie: Last weekend, I saw the movie Soul Surfer. I didn’t know it was based on a book until I read it in the credits. I remember when this story hit the news years ago, but I didn’t keep … Continue reading

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The 2011 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Whenever you see a book review from me (Margot) here on Quirky Girls Read it will always be about a book that has won an award. I love my book challenges and this is one I’ve happily set for myself. … Continue reading

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Blast From the Past: The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted

Jehara, being busy celebrating her birthday (happy birthday, my friend), asked if I’d fill in for her scheduled post.  Following her example, I turned to a book I reviewed in 2008 for my personal blog. Go find this book at … Continue reading

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Time For Some Teasers

Teaser Tuesday is sponsored by MizB at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Grab a book you are reading, open to a random page and pull two sentences. Post the book title, author, and page number. No spoilers, please. Each Quirky Girl … Continue reading

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Review: The Lying Game

Name of Book: The Lying Game By: Sara Shepard  Publisher: HarperCollins Copyright Date: 2010 Number of Pages: 207 (Nook edition) Format: YA Fiction  Reason for Reading: I have a fascination with lying. I lied incessantly as a kid, and still find myself … Continue reading

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Review (and a Giveaway!): Exit the Actress

  Name of Book: Exit the Actress By: Priya Parmar Publisher: Touchstone, Original Edition Copyright Date: 2011 Number of Pages: 464 (Trade Paperpack) Format: Adult Fiction Reason for Reading: Summary rocked! Rating: A+ If you ever took an Introduction to Theatre course … Continue reading

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Bookish Thoughts: Book Trailers

More Sarah Addison Allen love, although the Moon trailer is still my favorite. Until recently, I had never given book trailers much thought. I knew they existed and had seen a couple, but they weren’t really my thing. However, after reading … Continue reading

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Review: Eat Your Feelings: Recipes for Self-Loathing

Name of Book: Eat Your Feelings: Recipes for Self-Loathing By: Heather Whaley Publisher: Plume Books Copyright Date: 2011 Number of Pages: 240 Format: Non-fiction; cookbooks Reason for Reading: It was marked down to $2.50 at the going-out-of-business bookstore, and besides, how … Continue reading

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“Hotel On The Corner Of Bitter And Sweet” Discussion This Friday!

For anyone who has read this debut novel by Jamie Ford, or is participating in the group read of it this month that we organized, we will be gathering over at my personal blog this Friday evening at 8:30PM ET … Continue reading

Posted in Bookish Thoughts, Fiction, Posts by Molly | Tagged | 5 Comments

Review: The Sugar Queen

Name of Book: The Sugar Queen By: Sarah Addison Allen Publisher: Bantam Books Copyright Date: 2008 Number of Pages: 288 Format: fiction, magical realism Reason for Reading: working my way through her backlog Rating: A Josey Cirini has a sugar … Continue reading

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