Category Archives: Nonfiction

Review: The Beautiful Cigar Girl

Title: The Beautiful Cigar Girl: Mary Rogers, Edgar Allan Poe, and the Invention of Murder Author: Daniel Stashower Original Publication Date: 2006 Edition Read: 2006, Dutton/Penguin Group Total Pages: 326 Genre: Non-Fiction Reason Read: Intended as a nice Halloween theme … Continue reading

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Review: My Life as a Furry Red Monster

Title: My Life as a Furry Red Monster – What Being Elmo Has Taught Me About Life, Love, and Laughing Out Loud Author: Kevin Clash with Gary Brozek Original Publication Date: 2006 Edition Read: 2006, Broadway Books Total Pages: 210 … Continue reading

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Review: Travels With Charley: In Search of America

Title: Travels With Charley: In Search of America Author: John Steinbeck Original Publication Date: 1962 Edition Read: 2007, Library of America (a collection of Steinbeck novels, including the non-fiction Travels With Charley) Total Pages: 184 Genre: Classic Travel, Memoir Reason … Continue reading

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Book Review: Off Balance

Name of Book: Off Balance: A Memoir By: Dominique Moceanu, Paul and Teri Williams Publisher: Touchstone Copyright Date: June 12, 2012 Format: nonfiction, memoir Reason for Reading: I ❤ gymnastics, I ❤ the Olympics, I ❤ the ‘Magnificent Seven’ Source: … Continue reading

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Review: Operating Instructions

Book Title: Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year Author: Anne Lamott Original Publication Date: 1993 Edition Read: 1993, Pantheon Books Total Pages: 251 Genre: Memoir Reason Read: Author writes about her son, Sam’s, first year. My son, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert

Title: Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace With Marriage by: Elizabeth Gilbert Rating: 4.0 Number of Pages: 285 Format: nonfiction, memoir Reason for Reading: I loved Eat, Pray, Love Publisher’s Synopsis:At the end of her bestselling memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth … Continue reading

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First Paragraph Tuesday

“You told him to meet you at the bar. All the girls were going after volleyball practice. You don’t think he’ll come (he doesn’t like your friends). But you wear the yellow top you think he likes, just in case. … Continue reading

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