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The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
I loved this book. I couldn't stop talking about it and I feel like it has greatly influenced me. This is one I'm actually purchasing my own copy of b...more
Feb 05, 2012
Feb 02, 2012
Heaven Is Here: An Incredible Story of Hope, Triumph, and Everyday Joy
I wasn't sure how much I'd like this (I gave up reading her blog a year or more ago), but I zipped through this in one afternoon. It is really moving...more
Apr 26, 2012
Apr 27, 2012
French Kids Eat Everything: How Our Family Moved to France, Cured Picky Eating, Banned Snacking, and Discovered 10 Simple Rules for Raising Happy, Healthy Eaters
Really interesting and more useful/practical than something like Bringing Up Bebe because after the year in France, they move back to North America an...more
Apr 23, 2012
Apr 27, 2012
My Story
I didn't really love the writing of this book, but the story was super fascinating and despite the horrifying circumstances, amazingly hopeful. I sobb...more
Jan 31, 2014
Feb 02, 2014
Things A Little Bird Told Me
I ended up reading probably a quarter of this book aloud to Bart. It was fascinating, inspiring, and funny. Full review here: http://www.everyday-read...more
May 18, 2014
May 17, 2014
Sleeping Naked is Green: How an Eco-Cynic Unplugged Her Fridge, Sold Her Car, and Found Love in 366 Days
This book had some really good ideas and discussion about being environmentally savvy, but also too much sleeping around and swearing for my taste. So...more
Nov 10, 2009
Nov 11, 2009
SO not my kind of book. I mean, I see why people like it, but not a book I'd particularly recommend. Definitely not my vote for the National Book Awar...more
Oct 22, 2009
Oct 23, 2009
Delancey: A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage
So fascinating and real. Highly recommend. Full review here:
Jun 14, 2014
Jun 25, 2014
Catch Me If You Can: The True Story Of A Real Fake
I totally loved every second of this book (the movie is one of my favorites) up until the very end. When it ended, I seriously thought, "is that it?"
Oct 08, 2013
Oct 09, 2013
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
I thought this was absolutely fascinating. Full review here:
May 19, 2013
May 23, 2013
The Rules of Inheritance
I actively disliked the first 2/3rds of this book. And then the end somehow redeemed it for me. It is very sad and dark for the most part, but really...more
Feb 21, 2012
Feb 13, 2012
Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son's First Son
I just think Anne Lamott is not for me. I couldn't get through her Operating Instructions (granted, I didn't have a child when I read it) and this one...more
Apr 08, 2012
Mar 31, 2012
The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared
It was fine, but I have to admit, her dad was kind of an unlikable fellow.
Feb 17, 2014
Feb 19, 2014
365 Thank Yous: The Year a Simple Act of Daily Gratitude Changed My Life
Meh, I'm kind of tired of these types of memoirs.
Nov 22, 2011
Nov 22, 2011
The Middle Place
Heartbreaking but joyful, too.
Nov 24, 2009
Nov 23, 2009
Slow Love: How I Lost My Job, Put on My Pajamas, and Found Happiness
Pretty good. MUCH better than Eat, Pray, Love.
Sep 15, 2011
Sep 13, 2011
Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting
Fascinating over all. A few parts that dragged a bit, but all in all excellent. Full review (including some of the things I've implemented) here: http...more
Feb 22, 2012
Feb 06, 2012
Dinner, A Love Story: It all begins at the family table
I LOVED this memoir/cookbook. Full Review to come.
Jul 07, 2012
Jul 06, 2012
Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously
Despite claims to the contrary, I admit I didn't find it all that hilarious. There were definitely amusing parts, but nothing that I can even really r...more
Jan 2007
Jan 26, 2008
The Year of Learning Dangerously: Adventures in Homeschooling
I liked it less and less the more I read, but the last chapter semi redeemed it.
Aug 22, 2012
Aug 14, 2012
A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland Indiana
Okay, but not a favorite.
Apr 07, 2010
Apr 19, 2010
Knucklehead: Tall Tales and Almost True Stories of Growing up Scieszka
Amusing, but not as hilarious as I hoped.
Apr 06, 2009
Mar 24, 2009
French Twist: An American Mom's Experiment in Parisian Parenting
I liked Bringing Up Bebe better, but this was fairly interesting.
Mar 22, 2013
Feb 26, 2013
Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table, with Recipes
Oh my word, I loved this book so much. Full review here:
Apr 08, 2014
Apr 06, 2014
Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
I loved this book and blazed through it in two days. Full review here:
Dec 22, 2011
Mar 11, 2011
Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris
Interesting story about a woman who spends over a decade living and working in Paris with her boyfriend/husband.
Nov 2007
Feb 02, 2008
Service Included: Four-Star Secrets of an Eavesdropping Waiter
Jan 2008
Jan 18, 2008
A Spoonful of Sugar: A Nanny's Story
Not the VERY best book I've ever read, but definitely interesting and engaging.
Dec 28, 2012
Dec 30, 2012
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
This was just delightful. . .I can't help but love Molly Wizenberg.
Jun 13, 2009
Apr 09, 2009
The Prize Winner Of Defiance, Ohio: How My Mother Raised 10 Kids On 25 Words Or Less
I liked it, but it's no Cheaper by the Dozen.
Jun 15, 2014
Nov 04, 2008
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