Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Written in the same vein as Lauren Weisberger's The Devil Wears Prada or Erin Duffy's Bond Girl, The List tries hard to be as entertaining as either book, but falls short. Though I was interested in it enough to read it all the way through, it wasn't the attention grabbing, page turner I'd hoped it would be. Still, I can imagine that it will appeal to a lot of readers.
Monday, March 18, 2013
When Ronnie Eastman goes missing, no one seems to notice or care, except her sister, Susanna. Even then, it takes her two weeks to notice that she's not heard from Ronnie. Not that Susanna is entirely to blame. Ronnie is known for partying hard and doing her own thing, she's been like that since they were teens and not much has changed in adulthood.
Friday, March 15, 2013
What if a civil war broke out between you and people that looked just like you? Can you imagine turning against a friend you've known all of your life simply because they were born into the "wrong" group? For many Rwandans, this is the reality they lived with for decades, as the war between the Hutus and Tutsis raged.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Sudha and Anju aren't sisters by blood, yet in the true sense of the word, they're sisters and more. Raised in the same house by their widowed mothers, the girls grow up believing that they're cousins. To say that they cannot live without each other is an understatement and, by their actions, often prove that they love each other more than they love themselves.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Globetrotting journalist Raquel Cepeda takes readers around the world from New York to the Dominican Republic to Morocco and back again in Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina. If ever there was a book that meets the guidelines for the Books: Passports to the World challenge, this is it. There's a lot of information to digest within the pages, but it's well worth the read.