Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
#thebibliophage2022
review
BarbaraTheBibliophage
post image
Pickpick

Woolf‘s marriage wasn‘t perfect, but they stayed together. Then doctors diagnose her husband with stage 4 terminal cancer. What follows is as much about the death as how she reconciles her conflicting emotions. Empowering not tearful.

Wonderful choice if you love woman-centered memoirs that dive deep into emotions and aren‘t afraid to test boundaries of “correctness.”

Full review https://www.TheBibliophage.com #thebibliophage2022 #thxnetgalley

74 likes2 stack adds
review
BarbaraTheBibliophage
Woman of Light: A Novel | Kali Fajardo-Anstine
post image
Mehso-so

I love the idea of what Fajarso-Anstine attempted here. Just didn‘t love the actual execution, unfortunately. Multiple generations of women in the early years of colonized Colorado and surrounding territory. I wanted more of one character who wasn‘t the center. And wasn‘t as drawn to the main character, although the social issues of her time period are compelling. Too much meh.

Full review https://www.TheBibliophage.com #thebibliophage2022

review
BarbaraTheBibliophage
post image
Pickpick

The author blends real-life situations, scientific knowledge, and analysis. Ending with 15 antidotes helps parents and mentors counter the toxicity of girls‘ everyday lives. Divided into 3 sections it explains the situation, explores the science, and offers achievable options. And she uses the lives of three young women to illustrate her points and balance science with reality.

Full review https://www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2022

60 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
BarbaraTheBibliophage
post image
Pickpick

I read Gilbert‘s first memoir as an ebook and listened to the second. All in two weeks. Full disclosure, we‘re the same age. So I loved her pop culture references. Yes, her privilege is vast, but she also tries to do good in the world. And she‘s dealt with addiction, chronic pain, and some really shitty husbands too. So it‘s not all sunshine and Half Pint.

My full and combined review is at https://www.TheBibliophage.com

#thebibliophage2022

Ruthiella I‘m her/your age too. It‘s funny how we think of these celebrities we‘ve grown up with as somehow acquaintances. Brooke Shields and Phoebe Cates are also my “friends”. 😂 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Ruthiella For sure. Definitely felt this for Brooke and all of the Brat Pack folks. I have a bunch of their memoirs but have been holding some for when I need a “comfort read.” 1w
71 likes1 stack add2 comments
review
BarbaraTheBibliophage
Dandelion Wine | Ray Bradbury
post image
Pickpick

This is a masterwork in the art of connected stories or vignettes. In the hands of Ray Bradbury, small-town America in the summer of 1928 comes alive. Kids run free and adults sip glasses of dandelion wine on their porches. But there‘s also an unsettling undercurrent of both evil and the inevitable passage of time.

Full review https://www.TheBibliophage.com #thebibliophage2022 #classicAmericanLit

sprainedbrain I love this book so much. 💛 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @sprainedbrain 🌼🌞 The essence of summer … with a twist or two! 2w
58 likes2 stack adds2 comments
review
BarbaraTheBibliophage
post image
Pickpick

Oh my, this is a rough read. But every word is important. We need to understand how militia groups are empowered and growing. This explains some history, but also more immediate info of concern, like how people are radicalized. It‘s very timely considering the Jan 6th Committee Hearings happening now. Highly recommend, but full of scary stuff.

Full review https://www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2022 #nonfictionchallenge2022 #imadisaster

Susanita Mark Levin says the J6 hearings are nothing but “false evidence.” 🤦🏻‍♀️ 4w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Susanita Of course he does. 🙇🏼‍♀️ 4w
60 likes3 stack adds2 comments
review
BarbaraTheBibliophage
post image
Pickpick

This was a great listen! The authors‘ share correspondence from a year late in her life. It‘s vulnerable and sweet. But there are also lovely tributes to life in Manhattan and the value of parental involvement. I also appreciated their discussion of how we look at life—whether planning for the worst or hoping for the rainbow.

Full review https://www.TheBibliophage.com #thebibliophage2022 #booked2022 #weathertermintitle

Cinfhen Clever 🌈🙌🏻❣️I‘ve been meaning to listen to this one 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen It‘s so good on audio! And all the NYC revenues are fab. 💗 1mo
Cinfhen Moving it up my #ListenersList 💕🎧 1mo
64 likes3 comments
review
BarbaraTheBibliophage
Wild Seed | Octavia E Butler
post image
Pickpick

Two weeks ago was Octavia Butler‘s birthday. Had cancer not taken her too soon, surely she‘d still be writing today at 75. It‘s a terrible loss for SFF readers everywhere. This book is a unique take on modifying human DNA to include supernatural qualities over the course of centuries. Incredible pair to read alongside Upgrade by Blake Crouch. Same topic, vastly different executions.

Full review https://www.TheBibliophage.com #thebibliophage2022

Ruthiella She was definitely taken from us too soon. I know she had to have had many, many more stories to tell. 😢 1mo
70 likes3 stack adds1 comment
review
BarbaraTheBibliophage
Upgrade: A Novel | Blake Crouch
post image
Pickpick

This focuses on using genetics for good or evil. Main character Logan Ramsay experiences both in the course of the story. It‘s heavy on science and the perfect read for a genetics nerd like me. Modifying DNA, more or less on the fly, is a scary and topical thriller plot line. Still, prepare yourself for extended sequences that read like an Intro to Genetics course. 🧬

Full review https://www.TheBibliophage.com #thebibliophage2022
#thxnetgalley

Megabooks So excited for this! 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Megabooks It‘s really good. My only regret is that I finished it one or two pages at a time, instead of in a few long and intense sessions. I think the latter would‘ve made it perfect! 1mo
69 likes3 stack adds2 comments
review
BarbaraTheBibliophage
post image
Pickpick

This was my #rememberingJenny choice to commemorate the lovely @ReadingEnvy . She was re-reading it when she passed away unexpectedly.

First, I also plan to reread this. It‘s just chock full of great suggestions to improve our communication skills. But fundamentally it‘s about how we think and allow ourselves to rethink our beliefs. One read is not enough to absorb everything.

Full review https://www.TheBibliophage.com #thebibliophage2022

BkClubCare Agreed. I will reread this and keep for reference. 1mo
Centique Thank you for participating Barbara and remembering Jenny 😘 I have been listening to a podcast called “You are not so smart” about psychology and he interviewed Adam Grant about this book - an absolute must read for me too. 1mo
Centique The podcast writer has a book on a similar theme publishing soon too 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Centique I‘m glad we had the opportunity to collectively remember her. And thanks for the heads up about the podcast. 1mo
64 likes4 comments