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Janice rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Love Song of Jonny Valentine by Teddy Wayne
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Loved it and was totally engrossed. The music-business details were used perfectly to make us believe we are insiders. Plus the author maintains a pitch-perfect voice (like his protagonist)—pre-teen peppered with weird marketing lingo. A well-shaped...more
Janice rated a book 5 of 5 stars
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
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highly recommended. Loved the modern colloquial language. This is the kind of book it is: If you read it on the subway, a stranger may come up to you and say, "What part are you on? Isn't it so great?"
Janice rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
The Corrections
by Jonathan Franzen
read in January, 2013
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Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
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I keep reviewing books too long after I've read them, but here goes...This was mostly charming and adorable. The Anne character is a delightful classic and I loved her antics. The style of writing—beautiful descriptions of the bucolic Prince Edward I...more
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"C and I are into the Boynton books too. She really digs "Doggies: A Counting and Barking Book" "
Janice rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
The Pillars of the Earth (The Pillars of the Earth, #1)
by Ken Follett (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2008
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So I've been meaning to write this for weeks, but didn't so now the book has faded in my mind a little. Anyway, here goes: Yes, it was recommended by Oprah and I confess that. But I did peel the Oprah Book Club sticker off. I choose it because I have...more
Gang Leader for a Day by Sudhir Venkatesh
" Very compelling pop-sociology book. Sudhir, a grad student at the University of Chicago manages to befriend a gang dealer in South side Chicago during the late 1980s and early 1990s at the height of the crack epidemic. The book explores the "commu... " Read more of this review »
Janice rated a book 3 of 5 stars
Gang Leader for a Day by Sudhir Venkatesh
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I got pretty into it. Loved learning the insider stuff--specifics of the crack economy, gang structure, daily life in the largest housing project in the world. I think if I had watched the Sopranos I may have been able to compare how that drama and t...more
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"Kissing at your own risk!!!??? Outrageous! That's what toddler's need most of all...Thanks for the review. Very even-handed. "
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