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Jennifer Helinek
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Book lover and reviewer
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How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
( Note : this was the first book I finished in April, and when I tried to include it in my regular book drop I found that I had too much to say about it to stuff it in with the others.  Stay tuned later this week for quick hits of the rest of my April reads...
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The 2016 Baileys Women's Prize Shortlist
It's finally here - the shortlist for the Baileys Women's Prize for fiction!  This is the first year I'll have time to read all six before the winner is announced (on June 8th), and I'm SO excited about it.  Finally, I get to have a strong opinion about thi...
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March Book Drop
Matilda   by Roald Dahl  The classic story of how a brilliant little girl triumphs over her small-minded parents and her murderous headmistress.  I read this years ago, and this video from the 2013 Tony Awards made me want to pick it up again.   Negatives :...
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February Book Drop
I've decided to make this a monthly thing because I've been leaning towards writing shorter reviews for a while now.  (Although I'll still post long reviews sometimes, when the spirit moves me.)  So check back at the end of each month (yeah, this one is lat...
February Book Drop
February Book Drop
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January Book Drop
       I read a bunch of books in January and didn't review a single one.  My bad, people.  Here are mini-reviews of all of them, in case you're looking for your next book! After Birth  by Elisa Albert I loved this novel about a woman with severe, long-term...
January Book Drop
January Book Drop
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2016 Reading List!
        Which goals did I actually accomplish from my 2015 book list ?  And what have I learned from looking back on those goals?         First, the failures.  For one thing, classics didn't even take a backseat last year - they got stuffed in the trunk.  T...
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My Top Ten Books of 2015
       Hi again.  I'm sitting in an airport with 24 hours of traveling ahead of me, and I figure that making a pointless list will help keep depression at bay.  On a more positive note, 2015 was probably my best year for reading yet - so many good books!  I...
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Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth
       I loved Forsyth's novel The Wild Girl , so I knew I'd eventually pick up Bitter Greens .  Ultimately, I liked Bitter Greens even more than The Wild Girl , although both books have similar problems.         Bitter Greens  is the story of three women: ...
Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth
Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth
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Top Ten Tuesday: Debut Authors
       This week's topic (brought to us by The Broke and The Bookish ) is "Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward to Their Sophomore Novel."  I haven't read that many new authors (and I wouldn't recommend all the ones that I have read), so I'm br...
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The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
       Ick yuck no stop why.  I would use rage caps, but I just don't care enough.        Those are my feelings about this book.          Oh, you want a more legit review?  Ok then.         The Virgin Suicides  is pretension incarnate.  It's what non-reader...
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