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The Paris Journal: Book One
it was amazing
As with an excellent wine or a decadent French pastry, The Paris Journal is a treat to be savored! Start with the wonderful matte cover and lovely, ta ...more
not set
Jun 20, 2014
I'd Rather Be Reading: A Library of Art for Book Lovers
really liked it
Beautiful illustrations and photography, excellent advice, fun anecdotes and quizzes -- all about books!
Sep 18, 2017
Sep 01, 2017
Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool's Guide to Surviving with Grace
really liked it
Orbiting the Giant Hairball is an insightful and entertaining book about avoiding the loss of one's creativity and vision by getting sucked into the " ...more
Jan 23, 2014
Jan 20, 2014
The Swans of Fifth Avenue
it was ok
2.5 stars: I love 20th Century historical fiction and enjoyed learning more about these society matrons of 1960s New York. I have read Capote's opus, ...more
Oct 30, 2017
Oct 25, 2017
Forever Paris: 25 Walks in the Footsteps of the City's Most Illustrious Figures
really liked it
I've walked in the footsteps of many of the "illustrious figures" featured in this book. Yet I also discovered many future additions to my strolls as ...more
Dec 07, 2018
Dec 07, 2018
Le petit prince
it was amazing
From its whimsical watercolor illustrations to its ironic view of adults, from its social criticism to its touching advice about relationships, this u ...more
May 02, 2017
Mar 17, 2017
The Art of Racing in the Rain
really liked it
I really enjoyed Garth Stein's heartwarming and heart-wrenching novel about Enzo, one man's amazing best friend. Enzo narrates the story about his fam ...more
May 28, 2013
May 21, 2013
To Kill a Mockingbird (To Kill a Mockingbird, #1)
it was amazing
This timeless story is written from the perspective of Scout Finch, a six-year old girl growing up in the Deep South of Alabama during the Depression. ...more
Jan 08, 2014
Oct 08, 2012
Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers Who Helped Win World War II
it was ok
I really wanted to like this book. It had all of the elements that usually add up to a great read for me...except a plot. Unfortunately this read more ...more
Jan 24, 2018
Jan 16, 2018
Circling the Sun
liked it
The scenery and description of British colonial Africa is captivating. I enjoy Paula McLain's writing, but preferred The Paris Wife. Beryl Markham's l ...more
Feb 09, 2017
Jan 25, 2017
Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two
liked it
Although the main character is fiction, the events are real. Although the intended audience is young adults, the novel is engaging and inspiring to re ...more
Jan 30, 2018
Jan 24, 2018
When Paris Sizzled: The 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and Their Friends
liked it
I have always been fascinated by Paris in the 1920s and have read a lot about Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Chanel, etc.; however, this book helped me make c ...more
Dec 15, 2017
Jul 28, 2017
The Fault in Our Stars
liked it
Hazel & Gus are brilliant, sarcastic, literature-loving teenagers with terminal cancer...I'm sure you know where this is leading. Still, there is ...more
Jun 02, 2013
May 31, 2013
LIFE Audrey: 25 Years Later
really liked it
Told from the photographer's point of view and new photos that I hadn't seen before, this issue left me wanting more.
Feb 03, 2018
Feb 03, 2018
The Little Prince
it was amazing
Voila mon secret: Ce qui est important est invisible pour les yeux. On ne voit bien qu'avec le coeur.
not set
Feb 04, 2009
If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript
really liked it
When your geekiest dreams come true:
Mar 18, 2016
Mar 15, 2016
Paris Letters
really liked it
Inspiring, practical advice about following your dream
Jan 10, 2017
Jan 09, 2017
Hemingway in Love: His Own Story
really liked it
This book was sad and beautiful and lovingly written by someone who recognized Hemingway's shortcomings and loved him despite of them.
Mar 02, 2018
Feb 27, 2018
The Nightingale
it was amazing
Compelling, heartbreaking, uplifting
May 10, 2018
May 07, 2018
Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark Chocolate)
liked it
A bit self-indulgent at times, but isn't that the point?
Feb 14, 2018
Feb 05, 2018
The Sun Also Rises
it was amazing
The Sun Also Rises was the 2013 ACADEC lit book. Hemingway's roman à clef vividly illustrates the experience of "The Lost Generation" of the 1920's, a ...more
Oct 2013
Feb 04, 2009
Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be
did not like it
Predictable advice from a self-absorbed, preachy cheerleader.
Jan 2019
Dec 19, 2018
The Great Gatsby
it was amazing
In 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald declared his intention to write "something new--something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterne ...more
Jan 1985
Feb 04, 2009
My Salinger Year
it was ok
This book was such a disappointment. I tried to read it through several lenses, but like the unnamed characters ("my boss," "my ex-boyfriend," "The Ot ...more
Jul 05, 2018
Jan 05, 2018
Hemingway's Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost
it was ok
**spoiler alert** Having read most of Hemingway's novels and many Hemingway biographies, and being a fellow lover of the water, I was eager to read He ...more
Jan 15, 2018
not set
Oct 08, 2012
The Bones of Paris (Harris Stuyvesant, #2)
it was ok
Although I am attracted to anything about 1920's Paris, this book took too many liberties with historical artists and writers as peripheral and suppor ...more
Mar 31, 2017
Feb 06, 2017
Mastering the Art of French Eating: Lessons in Food and Love from a Year in Paris
liked it
Although at times a bit of a pity party (How sad to be alone in Paris in a lovely apartment with time to explore?!), I enjoyed the culinary tour of Fr ...more
Jan 28, 2018
Mar 16, 2016
The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus: A Novel About Marriage, Motherhood, and Mayhem
liked it
The poetry format is fun and the life stages were extremely relatable.
Sep 14, 2018
Aug 13, 2018
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
liked it
The epistolary structure of the novel is engaging (makes me wonder to who the letter are written). I plan to use excerpts from this book and scenes fr ...more
Mar 03, 2014
Oct 08, 2012
Chasing Sylvia Beach
it was ok
I wanted to love this book because it encompasses so many of my interests: Paris, Shakespeare and Company, the American expat writers of the 1920's; b ...more
Mar 03, 2014
Nov 12, 2012
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