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Le Conflit : la femme et la mère
Before reading this book, I had read an interview in a Quebec newspaper where Elisabeth Badinter outlined the book's main ideas. I found her incredibl ...more
Jun 29, 2010
Jun 19, 2010
Hotel du Lac
How to talk about a book you've loved so much? It is the most difficult task. How to transmit to others the froth of pleasure in which you sank while ...more
Aug 31, 2010
Jul 08, 2010
A Room Swept White (Spilling CID, #5)
When it comes to thrillers, misteries, murders and the rest, I prefer to stay on the other side of the Atlantic, over there in Europe. I discovered So ...more
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Nov 14, 2011
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
There is a reason I don't read memoirs: I can't stand it when someone tells the world how they overcame problems that everyone else has to overcome bu ...more
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Oct 10, 2012
Presumed Innocent (Kindle County Legal Thriller, #1)
Ah, the beach... the worst place to run out of things to read. Fortunately there are still books left behind in hostels and B&B and most are beach ...more
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Mar 10, 2012
Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
I couldn't read her first one. I think I read the first chapter and I hated the woman. I hated her in a very 'feminine' visceral way. Like if I were t ...more
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Oct 12, 2010
Broken Harbour (Dublin Murder Squad, #4)
One doesn't read Tana French for her plots. In the thriller genre, or what is more, in the European thriller one has to be aware that there are no sup ...more
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Sep 18, 2012
Written on the Body
Why did I read this? Why did I go up the stairs into the most counter-intuitive library in eastern Canada (won't say which one, but it's a University) ...more
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Nov 04, 2010
Quill and Quire mentioned it as one of the best books of 2012 and I didn't wait two seconds before borrowing it from the library. I was one of the inf ...more
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Dec 29, 2012
The Private Patient (Adam Dalgliesh, #14)
My Public Libraries professor said, try to read books outside your preferred genre.
I stopped reading detective misteries earlier in life and I've nev
Jul 30, 2010
Jul 27, 2010
The Glass Castle
It is very rare that I read memoirs. It seems to me that they are never telling the whole truth, or that they embelish, exaggerate or lie about the ev ...more
Sep 16, 2010
Sep 11, 2010
The Post-Office Girl
Once I let go of the shame of letting go of unfinished books and once I let go of the adolescent snobism in my choice of reading, I've been exploring ...more
Mar 18, 2009
Mar 13, 2009
Poser: My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses
Memoirs annoy me a bit, especially those self-exploratory, I-had-a-breakthrough type.

This book came into my hands by chance. I went to drop off a boo
Nov 19, 2011
Nov 16, 2011
Loving Frank
It is very difficult to read a book by a woman and not immediately categorize it as women's fiction; worse yet, if it is a love story, it might even b ...more
Aug 09, 2010
Jul 30, 2010
In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
I picked up this book on impulse when visiting The Strand in New York. It was just there on the table by the cashier machine and I was already a pile ...more
Jun 06, 2010
May 25, 2010
Little Brother (Little Brother, #1)
It is interesting to see that this book is earning prizes in 2010 when it was written in 2007.

It has been only a year since privacy issues, fear of b
Jun 19, 2010
Jun 07, 2010
Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace
This was a well written, objective, thorough and non-melodramatic biography. I really appreciated that there was no speculation about why his life end ...more
Oct 22, 2012
Oct 10, 2012
April & Oliver
Lately I have been trying to read many of the New York Times review of books and I keep giving up on them. Today in my favorite literary blogger final ...more
Dec 02, 2009
Nov 18, 2009
Seducing the Demon: Writing for My Life
I've read enough books by writers on writing. I used to read them avidly, like most of us who write sensless, looking for a clue. Some look for the ma ...more
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Feb 01, 2009
Dread & Superficiality: Woody Allen as Comic Strip
This heavy, hardcover book, helped me develop my biceps while lying in bed.
I read it in the evenings before turning off the light and going to sleep
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Mar 20, 2012
This Will Be Difficult To Explain
As I plough through Canadian Literature, opting for the most logical authors seemed a good idea. But when you don't know anything about the literary h ...more
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Apr 01, 2012
A Misalliance
At one point I wanted to grab the main character and slap her. But in a moment, I felt such compassion.
I love Anita.. her beautiful writing just wrap
Dec 15, 2010
Sep 11, 2010
The Goldfinch
This book does not need another review. Donna Tartt says that it's the writer's responsibility to entertain. I agree. Having read too many books that ...more
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Apr 09, 2014
The Sweet Dove Died
I read this book in three days. I can't get enough British Literature.
This book was first published in England in 1978. The topics would have surely
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Jul 24, 2013
Case Histories (Jackson Brodie, #1)
Wonderful, intricate, entertaining mystery. I went into a Mystery only bookshop in NY and I asked the book seller to recommend me something similar to ...more
May 16, 2011
May 16, 2011
The Likeness (Dublin Murder Squad, #2)
There is nothing worse than to like a character in one book and hating her in the next.
Tana French knows good suspense and good story telling and I g
Jul 27, 2010
Jul 01, 2010
Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #3)
**spoiler alert** Her first book, In the Woods, was a breakthrough novel in the genre. It might even be fair to tag it with the "literary" label, rese ...more
Sep 09, 2010
Jul 27, 2010
Nine Months
I was looking forward to this novel. Since the moment Paula Bomer announced it, I had it on my wish list. I loved her collection Baby and other storie ...more
Dec 13, 2012
Oct 18, 2012
My Soul To Take
I chose this book because the writer is Icelandic. I'm on a European author streak. I'm choosing to read a book by an author of each european country ...more
Aug 18, 2010
Aug 09, 2010
Something Blue
I like chick-lit, I'm not embarassed to be seen with a book with a pink cover. I read a chick lit book when I know I have a stretch of time under the ...more
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Sep 20, 2010
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