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Paris Letters
Have you ever wanted to leave your crappy job and just get away? That's the dream for many of us and Janice MacLeod's "Paris Letters" is not only a wa ...more
Feb 09, 2014
Feb 09, 2014
Christmas at Thornton Hall
You know that sinful feeling you get when you devour a book? I feel like that feeling is amplified in Winter and if the book you are reading is set du ...more
Dec 05, 2013
Dec 04, 2013
Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA
Who is the EPA really protecting? That terrifying notion is the focus of this book, written in the ongoing tradition of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. ...more
Mar 31, 2014
Mar 31, 2014
Vagina: A New Biography
A multidisciplinary look at the vagina that I think should be utilized in sex-ed courses (at least portions of it). From the lengthy history of attitu ...more
May 21, 2013
May 19, 2013
Thirteen Ways of Looking at Latino Art
Thirteen Ways of Looking at Latino Art takes individual pieces and analyzes them in the greater context of art, art history and what it even means to ...more
Dec 04, 2013
Nov 27, 2013
Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices
Interesting ideas on representation through mass communication, but reading this is 2013 makes me see the need for a major update.
Mar 02, 2013
Mar 02, 2013
Bad Feminist: Essays
Whether personal or global, the topics covered in this book had me captivated. Gay bounces between current events, life stories and a plethora of cruc ...more
Jan 2015
Dec 14, 2014
The Curvy Girls Club
A lot of chic lit takes on the weight issue, but in this book it actually takes center stage. The Curvy Girls Club is started when Katie, Pixie, Jane ...more
Jun 20, 2014
Jun 20, 2014
The Best American Magazine Writing 2013
Like any avid reader I am the first to admit that I don't have time to read as many articles as I would like, which means that many of the best storie ...more
Oct 12, 2013
Sep 13, 2013
Waistcoats & Weaponry (Finishing School, #3)
Gail Carriger is never a let down. I love how the books are paced, moving the plot along for Sophronia, but also giving up bits and bobs of the bigger ...more
Jan 22, 2015
Feb 28, 2013
Status Update: Celebrity, Publicity, and Branding in the Social Media Age
Marwick's ethnography of the tech scene in San Francisco is as addictive as the media she is talking about. Her findings confront the ideas surroundin ...more
Oct 29, 2013
Oct 19, 2013
The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks
Great intro to the online and IRL world of fangirls. I would recommend this for academics who are curious about the geek girl culture, young girls fir ...more
Jul 26, 2015
Jan 28, 2015
The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet
You watched the vlogs, kept up with the tweets and repinned Jane’s adorbs clothes, but that’s still not enough. The fantastic creators of The Lizzie B ...more
Jun 20, 2014
Jun 20, 2014
Reporting Under Fire: 16 Daring Women War Correspondents and Photojournalists
I wish this was required reading when I was in J-School. As a female journo I always felt camaraderie with the few ladies I did read about in textbook ...more
Jun 20, 2014
Jun 20, 2014
Honor Among Thieves (Star Wars: Empire and Rebellion, #2)
The Death Star may have been destroyed, but our heros must still try to strengthen the Rebel Alliance in the face of all the Empire's spider-like arms ...more
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Mar 23, 2014
The Forever Engine
Many of us dream of being taken back to a different era, but we often don't take into account the realities of leaving our comfortable modern lives be ...more
Nov 25, 2013
Nov 25, 2013
Advances in Visual Methodology
I read this in one day, the weekend after my final classes as a MA in Visual Anthropology, so I was looking for a book that would give me hope for the ...more
May 05, 2013
May 04, 2013
The Best American Travel Writing 2013
For many of us Fall means being cooped up in offices during the limited daylight hours, swaddling ourselves in layers of fabric and hunching over warm ...more
Oct 12, 2013
Oct 12, 2013
Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade
When it comes to environmental sustainability in America the three tenants taught in school are: reduce, reuse, recycle. The last of the three is the ...more
Nov 08, 2013
Nov 08, 2013
Dancing On Air
The thrill of a Victorian romance meets the drama of the ballet world in Dancing on Air. Lisette has known only the world her aunt has allowed her to ...more
Oct 14, 2013
Oct 14, 2013
Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey
This follow-up to the chronicle of Lady Almina is a stunner. In Lady Catherine, the Earl and the Real Downton Abbey the (current) Countess of Carnarvo ...more
Oct 19, 2013
Oct 19, 2013
Everybody's Jane: Austen in the Popular Imagination
A collection of analytical essays by Juliette Wells focused on Jane Austen as she has been imagined in modern popular culture. Highlighting the amateu ...more
Feb 02, 2013
Feb 01, 2013
The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris
I finished this book in a swirl of emotion. I wanted chocolate and tissues for my tears. I wanted love and a trip to Paris. I wanted it to keep going. ...more
Feb 24, 2014
Feb 24, 2014
The Scorpio Races
I liked it, but I didn't. I just wish the story had felt more fleshed out. The main character joins a dangerous race early on, but her initial reasons ...more
Jun 18, 2012
Jun 16, 2012
Maul: Lockdown (Star Wars)
Let's all admit that of all the new characters from Episode One Darth Maul was probably the most intriguing. Luckily this is just one of many books wr ...more
Jan 12, 2014
Jan 10, 2014
The Fear Institute (Johannes Cabal, #3)
Never for the faint of heart, the newest adventure in the necromancer’s vivid life is a dizzying tour of Dreamlands and beyond. Johannes Cabal (our fe ...more
Oct 03, 2013
Sep 29, 2013
Spectacular Wickedness: Sex, Race, and Memory in Storyville, New Orleans
Like Boomtown Saloons, we see the rich history brothel investigation can give us on gender, class and race relations. Exploring Storyville, the origin ...more
Jul 07, 2013
Jul 06, 2013
Last Chance Saloon
What sets Keyes apart from other chic lit authors is her ability to focus on real issues. Yes, there is probably going to be a cute wrap-up at the end ...more
Sep 06, 2013
Sep 06, 2013
Brewed Awakening: Behind the Beers and Brewers Leading the World's Craft Brewing Revolution
Ever passed by the beer aisle and been drawn to the little-known, but mystical sounding, names and labels? Too afraid to give it a try? Check this boo ...more
Jun 24, 2012
Jun 24, 2012
Northanger Abbey (The Austen Project, #2)
If you haven't been keeping up with The Austen Project then allow me to debrief you (dirty). The series is spearheaded by popular authors and features ...more
Feb 26, 2014
Feb 17, 2014
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