Tag Archives: Friday Reads

Friday Reads: A House In The Sky

A House in the SkyI was (almost entirely) wrong about Amanda Lindhout.

It’s probably not a very popular opinion to express, but back in 2008 when I learned that Amanda had been kidnapped while working as a freelance journalist in Somalia, my first thought was, “That poor girl – but what did she think would happen?”

Amanda didn’t deserve to be kidnapped, tortured, and raped – no one in the world does – but I couldn’t help but feel her naivety had led her into an impossible situation, one that would cause suffering to the people who would have to bail her out. Continue reading

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Friday Reads: Eat Pray Love

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Well, I would also argue that you shouldn’t judge a book by its movie, based on my recent reading of Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.  Continue reading

Friday Reads: The Rosie Project

The Rosie ProjectI’ve always wanted to be part of a book club – one night a month where I can get together with some girlfriends, drink wine, eat nibblies, and talk books. And while we definitely gossip more than we talk books, I can say with a degree of completely biased certainty that the group club we pulled together on a whim through Twitter is the best kind of book club there is. Continue reading

Friday Reads: Dead Until Dark

I never thought I’d read the Southern Vampire Mysteries (or, as I call it, the Sookie Stackhouse series) by Charlaine Harris. I always suspected it was brain candy: junk reading with no real substance to it (coming from the girl who almost exclusively reads fantasy novels). Even after I got into True Blood on TV, I didn’t seek these books out.  Continue reading