Archives for June 2010

Review: The Girls from Ames by Jeffrey Zaslow

Title: The Girls from Ames Author: Jeffrey Zaslow Genre/Pages: nonfiction/320 Publication: Gotham; April 21, 2009 Rating: 3  Bookmarks Source: Gotham Books “Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” – Anais Nin Nat’s 1-sentence synopsis: […]

Review: You Better Not Cry by Augusten Burroughs

Title: You Better Not Cry Author: Augusten Burroughs Genre/Pages: Memoir/224 Publication: St. Martin’s Press; October 27, 2009 Rating: 1.5  Bookmarks Source: Library A collection of bleak, holiday-themed essays, most that left me feeling like jabbing an icicle into my eye and skipping every Christmas until eternity. With a mere 183 days until Christmas, what better […]

Reading Groupies

As another school year winds to a close, I’m always reminded of my own school days.  I started kindergarten in September 1979–the heyday of reading groups–but it wasn’t until the following year that my classmates and I were divided into small groups for reading instruction. I always felt a bit of anxiety at the start […]