Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer

September 16, 2010

Plot summary (with spoilers): Theodore Boone is a precocious 13-year-old kid who wants to be a lawyer. Both his parents are lawyers, and in their small town of Strattenburg, that means Theo gets access to the courthouse, judges, and other personnel that your average Joe wouldn’t be able to meet with. Theo is a good […]


Happy Birthday, Agatha Christie!

September 15, 2010

I was fooling around on Google earlier this morning, mostly looking for epiduo reviews to see if that stuff would work for my skin, when I came across a blurb stating that today would have been Agatha Christie’s 120th birthday. To honor the occasion, has this awesome Christie tribute doodle on their homepage. One […]


Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang

September 14, 2010

Summary: Having read and enjoyed Chelsea Handler’s previous two books, Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea and My Horizontal Life, I was looking forward to getting some more crazy stories and laugh-out-loud antics in the comedienne’s third (and reportedly last) literary effort, Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang. This book pretty much follows the format of […]


Spoken from the Heart by Laura W. Bush

September 11, 2010

Summary: This is the official memoir of Laura Welch Bush, former first lady of Texas (1995-2000) and of the United States (2000-2008). Like all memoirs, it begins with some background information about her parents and her childhood, which was spent in the small town of Midland, Texas. Interestingly, George W. Bush also grew up in […]


The Art of Gift Giving

September 10, 2010

I don’t know about you, but I always have a lot of trouble figuring out what kinds of gifts to get for people for birthdays, Christmas, graduation, weddings, and similar occasions. That’s why having a book like The Art of Gift Giving on my shelf would be a big help. Whenever a special event comes […]


NY Times Bestsellers 9610

September 6, 2010

Here are the New York Times bestsellers in a handful of the more popular categories. Hardcover Fiction: 1. THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST, by Stieg Larsson 2. THE POSTCARD KILLERS, by James Patterson and Liza Marklund 3. SPIDER BONES, by Kathy Reichs 4. THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett 5. BEARERS OF THE BLACK […]


Hush by Kate White

September 3, 2010

Plot summary (with spoilers): Forty-something Lake Warren is going through some tough times. She is in the process of getting divorced from husband Jack, and is unsure of what this will mean for her and her two children. Moreover, Jack has now decided to sue for full custody of the kids, which wasn’t what they […]


Dead Man’s Folly by Agatha Christie

September 1, 2010

Plot summary (with spoilers): Mystery writer Ariadne Oliver (a caricature of Christie herself) phones retired Belgian detective Hercule Poirot one day to ask him to join her at the Nasse House estate in Devon. Ms. Oliver is there to stage a murder hunt game for a fair the owners of Nasse House, George and Hattie […]