I don't know what I was expecting - but a contemporary novel involving a Jewish family prepping for Pesach! I wanted to read it.
This is a stereotype-rI don't know what I was expecting - but a contemporary novel involving a Jewish family prepping for Pesach! I wanted to read it.
This is a stereotype-ridden romance novel, lazily written. Spoiled rich boy who can't manage as an adult; social climbing mother who spurns the loving partner of one daughter solely b/c he's not of the tribe; handsome older doctor who only loves the nurse who's too busy for him; and on. Even with 15 minutes of my lunch break left, I went back to work rather than read more. If you know me, that says a lot . . .
Apologies to readers who love this book, and to Janowitz who surely put work into it. it's just not for me. I might soldier on, given the season. If later chapters win me over, I'll recant.
Toast points at the seder table? And the whole thing about the 4 questions - The youngest recites the 4 questions. So, it's not big deal that the big sister would prefer not to. This whole book feels like the 1950s, despite its contemporary setting. The timing is incongruent - The mother wouldn't have marched with MLK if she's about 50 now and has kids in their 20s. I know it's a heartwarming story about resolving family relationships. Enjoy it if it's for you. it's not for me....more
Very useful. The kid read it and discovered schools she might have have heard of that correspond with her interests and wishes for the next four yearsVery useful. The kid read it and discovered schools she might have have heard of that correspond with her interests and wishes for the next four years. I read it and learned some more about those places. Especially useful are the quotes from students at each school and the information on school culture and whether classes are taught by professors or TAs. Includes lists of SAT-optional colleges, colleges strong in particular majors, number of applicants & acceptance rates, and a guide to general costliness. An excellent tool for helping you decide where to visit....more
A surprising and affecting murder mystery. What happens to those among us whom we ignore, deride, discount? How does being treated as different and 'lA surprising and affecting murder mystery. What happens to those among us whom we ignore, deride, discount? How does being treated as different and 'less-than' alter a person's decisions and sense of self? Intentionally or not, Fukuda exposes the riskiness of relying on circumstantial evidence and provides a powerful argument against the death penalty....more
This book is utterly, completely adorable! What's not to love about a comic book that introduces readers to databases, catalogs, advanced search termsThis book is utterly, completely adorable! What's not to love about a comic book that introduces readers to databases, catalogs, advanced search terms, and proper citation? It's aimed at beginning undergraduates, and I hope it becomes assigned reading. The activities at the end of each chapter bring to life the concepts introduced and look tailor-made for a class exercise. (Also, though it's not a difficult read, it's a stretch to imagine kids reading this outside of a requirement.) Upson writes clearly and engagingly - Recommended for anyone in the library world looking for a concise and easy way to explain the uses of google and database searches to patrons. I would love to see all new library hires read something like this. The only drawback is, despite being a comic book, the pages are heavy with text and there is little white space. ...more