Category Archives: Posts by Molly

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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Review: White Teeth

Book Title: White Teeth Author: Zadie Smith Original Publication Date: 2000 Edition Read: 2001 Vintage Total Pages: 448 Genre: Fiction Reason Read: Borrowed from my sister-in-law who promised laughs. Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars “You mean your wife’s not … Continue reading

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What We Did Last Summer – The Classic Bribe Wrap-Up

Image Credit Faster than Usain Bolt in the 100 Meters, the summer season has passed us by. Which is always a real bummer for me. I love the pretty foliage here in New England and I can’t wait for my … Continue reading

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Review: Marlow and the Monster – Giveaway Too!!!

Book Title: Marlow and the Monster Author: Sharon Cramer (illustrator as well) Original Publication Date: 2012 Edition Read: 2012 B&F Publishing Total Pages: 22 Genre: Kid Lit Reason Read: To participate in the blog tour that provided me with a … 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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How to Get Paid Peanuts to Review Books You Don’t Want to Read

A few months ago, I shared a post about a job listing I came across willing to pay for book reviews. While my post garnered a lot of interest and chatter, my inquiry about the job did not result in … Continue reading

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Review: Suite Francaise

Book Title: Suite Francaise Author: Irene Nemirovsky Original Publication Date: 2004 (written in 1942) Edition Read: 2006 Knopf Total Pages: 395 Genre: Classic Historical Fiction Reason Read: Found on Amazon as a gift for my mother; she gave thumbs up … Continue reading

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Classics Are Beach Reads Too…

Have you jumped into a Classic yet for your summer reading? No? There’s still plenty of time – through Labor Day weekend – to join The Classic Bribe challenge and giveaway. But don’t let that sneak up on you. We’re … Continue reading

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