Mary’s Book Review: The Duff by Kody Keplinger

Mary’s Book Review: The Duff by Kody Keplinger

How Excited Was I To Read This Book? 7. I liked the title, The Duff, and the tone it set. How Excited Was I After I Read This Book? 8. I had an awesome double-feature day, reading two books in a row, all afternoon and evening. My splurge came to a very satisfying conclusion with [...]

Top Ten Tuesdays: Top Ten Books Written In The Past 10 Years That We Hope People Are Still Reading In 30 Years

This is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely folks over at The Broke and the Bookish. Earlier this month, Tom Vanderbilt wrote an article for the New Yorker Why Is Literary Fame So Unpredictable? that discussed how it’s really very difficult to predict what books will be popular in the future  – it’s a [...]

Mary’s Book Review: Take A Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg

Mary’s Book Review: Take A Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg

How Excited Was I To Read This Book? 5. Moderately excited. Not because I wasn’t already a fan of Elizabeth Eulberg – I totally enjoyed her previous books, Prom and Prejudice and The Lonely Hearts Club. But I’m not a drama person. And I knew that this book was set at a performing arts school. [...]

Elizabeth’s Book Review: My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger

Elizabeth’s Book Review: My Most Excellent Year by Steve Kluger

How Excited Were We to Read This?: 8. The subtitle is “A novel of love, Mary Poppins, & Fenway Park,” what more could you ask for? In other words, you had me at Mary Poppins. I once bought a book called How Nancy Drew Saved My Life based on the title alone. Unfortunately, I didn’t [...]

Mary’s Book Review: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Mary’s Book Review: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

How Excited Was I To Read This Book? 8. I had avoided Stiefvater’s Shiver series: The craziness of Twilight eliminated my interest in any book involving wolves, were- or otherwise. Now I think I should check those out. Also, I knew this book involved man-eating horses. How can you not be curious about that! Mary’s [...]