Book Review, Fiction, Women's Fiction

Book Review: The Overnight Socialite by Bridie Clark

In this modern-day retelling of the classic My Fair Lady, Bridie Clark makes poor Lucy Jo, a sweet yet clumsy young lady from Minnesota, jump through all the hoops that Wyatt Hayes IV (a brilliant yet bored anthropologist and, as the “IV” in his name might have clued you in on, whose family is insanely… Read More Book Review: The Overnight Socialite by Bridie Clark

Book Review, Fiction, Review, Young Adult

Book Review: ‘Sovereignty’, by Anjenique Hugues

About The Author With master’s degrees in education, special education, and counseling, Anjenique “Jen” Hughes is a high school English and math teacher who loves teaching and mentoring young people. She enjoys traveling and has worked with youth on five continents. Saying she is “young at heart” is an understatement; she is fluent in sarcasm,… Read More Book Review: ‘Sovereignty’, by Anjenique Hugues

Book Review, Non Fiction, Psychology, Self-Help

Book Review: Toxic Friends by Susan Shapiro Barash

The premise is simple: you can’t change your friends, but you can change the way you deal with them. A toxic friendship can be dealt with once you understand what is going on and your contribution to it. Once you figure out your part in starting and sustaining it, you will be able to take… Read More Book Review: Toxic Friends by Susan Shapiro Barash

Book Review, Education, Parenting, Psychology

Book Review: The We Generation: Raising Social Responsible Kids by Michael Ungar

The world has the potential to be amazing, but apart from glimmerings of awesomeness here and there, the overwhelming conditions are pretty terrible (sorry, Mother Earth). One of the reasons behind such a terrible state of affairs is the pervasive effects of both individualism and consumerism, which has led us away from what human nature… Read More Book Review: The We Generation: Raising Social Responsible Kids by Michael Ungar

Book Recommendation, Fiction, Young Adult

Book Recommendation: ‘Dear Opl’, by Shelley Sackier

Happy Sunday! As you ready yourself for another great week, are you wondering what to take along with you on your commute? Take a peek at this week’s recommended commute companion! ‘Dear Opl’, by Shelley Sackier Review here. Purchase here. Author website here. Synopsis: ‘ There are three things Opl never expected to do during… Read More Book Recommendation: ‘Dear Opl’, by Shelley Sackier

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Book Review: The Michael Jackson Tapes by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

He was a genius when it came to music and entertainment, but he was also human, like we all are. Unfortunately for him, Michael Jackson didn’t have the privacy or the space to work on his flaws and subsequently to grow with each lesson learned. Throughout the years, we have seen and read countless interviews… Read More Book Review: The Michael Jackson Tapes by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

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Book Review: The Art of Overeating by Leslie Landis

Food. Love it or hate it, you need it. Unfortunately, too many people have an unhealthy relationship with food, which should be a pleasure from beginning to… Well, to end. If you don’t mind, I won’t speak too much about the end part, OK? Unfortunately, the relationship with food has become yet another victim of… Read More Book Review: The Art of Overeating by Leslie Landis

Book Review, Fiction, Women's Fiction

Book Recommendation: ‘Pear Shaped’, by Stella Newman

Happy Sunday! As you ready yourself for another great week, are you wondering what to take along with you on your commute? Take a peek at this week’s recommended commute companion! ‘Pear Shaped’, by Stella Newman Review here. Purchase here. Synopsis: ‘A fabulous first novel by a British writer…Her writing is witty and snappy and… Read More Book Recommendation: ‘Pear Shaped’, by Stella Newman

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Book Review: The Recipe Club: A Tale of Food and Friendship by Andrea Israel & Nancy Garfinkel

My friend (and fellow Blogcritic writer, Chelsea) and I were recently talking about how chick lit nowadays seems to equate with a lot of fluffiness and little substance. Yes it was amusing following Becky Bloomwood (of Shopaholic fame) while she figured out how to put her life back together after nearly burying herself in debt,… Read More Book Review: The Recipe Club: A Tale of Food and Friendship by Andrea Israel & Nancy Garfinkel

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Book Review: Superfreakonomics, by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner

Did I sleep write this book or something? I had heard about both Superfreakonomics and it’s prequel, Freakonomics; their titles alone had piqued my curiosity. But life being life, and my pile of ‘to read’ books already very high, I decided to add them to my ‘to buy’ list. And I have to admit, I… Read More Book Review: Superfreakonomics, by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner