East to the Dawn by Susan Butler

October 30, 2009

Book Summary: East to the Dawn by Susan Butler is a comprehensive biography of Amelia Earhart, the first woman to cross the Atlantic in an aircraft. As with most biographies, this book is laid out in chronological order, giving readers a detailed account of Amelia’s life from her earliest childhood in Kansas to her days […]


Back When We Were Grownups

October 28, 2009

Plot summary (with spoilers): Rebecca Davitch is a 53-year-old woman who wakes up one morning only to wonder how she ended up with the life she has. She can’t help feeling that she took a wrong turn somewhere along the line, and should be in a completely different place — literally and metaphorically — right […]


Kindle Stand?

October 27, 2009

This is going to sound like a weird question, but does anyone sell a stand for the Kindle? I know they do for regular books, but I need something that can hold my Kindle because there are some occasions where I’d like to read without having to hold the device the entire time. Plus, sometimes […]


Books or Google?

October 26, 2009

Before the Internet, anytime you wanted to do any research at all, you probably had to go to the library. I’m not only talking about research for school projects; I’m also talking about when you wanted to find out such things as what beauty experts consider the best eye wrinkle cream to be or which […]


Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

October 25, 2009

Plot summary (with spoilers): While home on leave from the Army, 23-year-old John Tyree meets the girl of his dreams. Her name is Savannah, and she’s a 21-year-old college student at the University of North Carolina. The two meet on the beach at Wilmington, where John was riding some waves as Savannah hung out on […]


Cost of Books

October 24, 2009

Sometimes I am just completely shocked by the cost of books. I know recent price wars between Wal-Mart and Amazon have been highlighted in the news and show that in some cases consumers are paying a lot less now than they were a few years ago. Getting the latest hardcover for just $9? That’s quite […]


Absolute Certainty by Rose Connors

October 23, 2009

Plot summary (with spoilers): Marty Nickerson is a prosecutor in the District Attorney’s office in Chatham on Cape Cod, MA. As the novel opens, she’s in the process of putting Manuel Rodriguez away for the brutal murder of 20-year-old Michael Scott. Scott had his skull bashed in, his throat slashed from ear to ear, and […]


Daisy Miller by Henry James

October 22, 2009

Plot summary (with spoilers): Winterbourne is a rich American expatriate who spends most of his time “studying” in Switzerland or traveling around the continent. This really means that he goes to parties, drinks too much Scotch, and smokes too many Black and Mild cigars. While at Vevey, he meets a fellow American, a young woman […]


Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner

October 19, 2009

Plot summary (with spoilers): Candace “Cannie” Shapiro is a Philadelphia-based entertainment writer whose world is turned upside down when she reads a magazine column penned by ex-boyfriend Bruce. It’s about “loving a larger woman”, and is part of his “Good in Bed” series. Cannie is absolutely horrified by what Bruce wrote about her, as she […]


Heartsick by Chelsea Cain

October 17, 2009

Plot summary (with spoilers): Archie Sheridan is damaged through and through. A Portland detective, he spent the first 10 years of his career tracking down a notorious female serial killer dubbed the “Beauty Killer” by local media. Then, he almost became a victim himself, as he fell into killer Gretchen Lowell’s clutches. He was subsequently […]