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Book Review: My Little Red Book, by Rachel Kauder Nalebuff


My Little Red BookThe Snapshot Review

What I Liked: The diverse range of women’s voices represented in this wonderful collection of stories about first periods.

First Line of First Essay: The chronology: I learn, I cry, I wish, I get, I divulge. (Louise Story, “Oh, Brother, 1993”)

Ms. Bookish’s Very Quick Take: This is the book that I wish someone had given me before I got my first period; it is most certainly one that I will gift the young girls in my life in celebration of the first period. And it’s one that boys and men might find very enlightening.

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Friday Finds – Lots of Fantasies


It’s time for Friday Finds again! Here are the books I’ve discovered this week, that I’d love to add to my TBR pile:

Fantasy/Young adult: Family Bones, by Kimberly Raiser (discovered at Marta’s Meanderings)

Young adult: Jellicoe Road, by Melina Marchetta (discovered at The Children’s Literature Book Club)

Children’s book: Indigo’s Star, by Hilary McKay (discovered at Book Nut)

Contemporary romance: Forbidden Fruit, by Eden Bradley (discovered at Alyssa’s Book Blog)

Nonfiction/Essays: Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries, by Neil deGrasse Tyson (discovered at S. Krishna’s Books)

Paranormal romance: The Bride Finder, by Susan Carroll (discovered at Musings of a Bibliophile)

Fantasy: Angels’ Blood, by Nalini Singh (discovered at Literary Escapism)

The following were discovered at Fantasy Book Critic:

Fantasy/Young adult: Tales from Outer Suburbia, by Shaun Tan

Fantasy/Young adult: Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side, by Beth Fantaskev

Fantasy: Counter Clockwise, by Jason Cockcroft

Fantasy/Anthology: Crime Spells, edited by Martin Greenberg

Fantasy/Children’s book: The Yggyssey, by Daniel Pinkwater

Fantasy: The Manual of Detection, by Jedediah Berry

I know, I know – that’s a whole lot of books. But wow – it’s going to be a great year for reading in 2009!

Friday Finds is hosted every Friday at Should Be Reading , and it’s a great way to check out other bloggers’ reading finds this week and discover some great books.