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1st Book Review

A friend of mine was recently in the hospital and is now home recovering for a few weeks. She posted a request on Facebook for some suggested reads while she recovers and this got me thinking about some of my favorite books. 480 more words


Friday Five #5

Friday Five is a random assortment of tips, thoughts or ideas. They may be connected, they may not. But they will be brief and leave you either informed, entertained, or with a smile on your face. 266 more words

Fat Bottom Fifties Get Fierce

A Girl Named Zippy... and She Got Up Off the Couch... by Haven Kimmel

Nietzsche writes that ‘it is possible to shape the picture of a man out of three anecdotes’; in a similar vein, Roland Barthes demanded that any recalled narrative constitutes ‘juxtaposing iterative and mobile fragments … a series of bits and pieces, a baroque fabric of odds and ends’. 515 more words

Book Reviews

Book #15: A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel

I’m struck by how many memoirs I’ve read so far in this 50 book adventure. If you had asked me if I read a lot of memoirs before, I would probably have said no, which is clearly not true (4 of the 16 books I’ve read so far have been memoirs). 461 more words

50 Books In 52 Weeks

A Girl Named Zippy: Recap

Thank you so much to everyone who joined us for our discussion of

“A Girl Named Zippy!!”

(not pictured: me. the photographer. :D)

Zippy was full of laughs, so we enjoyed reading some of our favorite bits and pieces aloud. 150 more words

Discussion Recap

Don't judge a book by its movie.

Now, granted I haven’t seen the movie Gone With The Wind. But… after hearing the general consensus of the group, I won’t.

The book, on the other hand, was highly rated by our gathering of 10 ladies. 236 more words

Book Introduction