Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Natalie: What's in My Stack?

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Emily: What's in My Stack?

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Kari: What's in My Stack?

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Heather: What's in My Stack?

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Mindy: What's in My Stack?

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Summer Vacation (or is it?)

 The girls here at Reading For Sanity are taking
a much deserved summer vacation! 


Don't worry! 

To hold you over till our return on July 1st,
we will be posting a "What's in My Stack" series.  

Each reviewer has scheduled a post of five books that reside
somewhere near the top of their massive to-read stack
We've even linked them to Powells so you can read more.

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so stop by and see what's on our summer reading list!

Friday, June 17, 2011

The Collectibles - James J Kaufman

Summary:  Two men...one promise...six lives changed forever...

"Do what the other fella can't.  Be what the other fella ain't.  And then help the other fella."  Joe Hart has never let go of his uncle's words.  An orphan from the unspoiled Adirondack mountains, Joe leaves his humble beginnings and goes on to distinguish himself, first as a Navy submarine commander, then as an attorney unequaled in his field.  But Joe's world crashes with an unexpected tragedy.

A child of wealth and privilege from New York's Upper East Side, Preston Wilson harbors a fear of financial failure.  When that fear threatens to become reality, Preston tracks down the one attorney who might be able to save him.  Joe reluctantly decides to help--but only after extracting a promise that Preston will fulfill an unspecified condition when called upon.  Preston, desperate, agrees.

Too soon, Joe calls his unconventional IOU.  The self-absorbed Preston balks when Joe tells him he must meet, earn the trust of and care for several people.  Each of Joe's "collectibles"--none of whom Preston would ever want to know--has a serious personal challenge.  Can Preston find the integrity to make good on his promise to Joe?  Does he have a choice?  (Summary from back of the book and image from goodreads.com.  This book was given free for review.)

My Review:  Lately I've been declining most book review offers.  Work, my children, my life in general has been too stressful to add another book to my plate that I wasn't either dying to read or that I could count on to relax me at the end of a long day.  However, when I read the synopsis of The Collectibles there was something about the idea of a man having a positive influence on the lives of six people that lured me in.  I bit, and I'm definitely glad I did.

Kaufman builds characters that are flawed and real, but he also builds them to grow on you.  Many of the characters in this story have some issues, but there is the one tie and that is Joe Hart.  I've met people like Joe Hart: a little piece of heaven walking around on earth reminding us to be better, to work harder, to become something greater.  They're very few and far between, but they do exist.  I reckon there are probably people who would venture to say this book is far-fetched based on Joe's character, but I would disagree.  I lost one of these walking-angels just last year.  And she was lost quite suddenly just like Joe.  We can't take for granted those special few who make such a lasting impression simply by living a higher law and showing integrity past the point most of us conceptualize.

While there are a few rough edges to the writing (not many, but a few) the overall theme of the book and the storyline itself were comforting and heart-warming.  I'm not sure I'd recommend it to my mother because it does contain some swearing -- nothing on the level of the f-bomb, but swearing nonetheless. However, the language rings true to the situations in which its used -- army buddies seem to slip into this kind of vernacular without realizing it.  I think this is actually a book aimed at a male audience.  Not that a female audience couldn't enjoy it, but I'm fairly sure men of my father's generation would eat this up.  I think this would be a fantastic Father's Day gift or present for that hard-to-buy-for Dad or Father-in-law.

Rating: 4.5 stars 

For the sensitive reader: Some sections with milder swearing, but this is an adult book; read at your own discretion.

Sum it up:  A beautifully written story about an influential man and those he touched.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hourglass - Myra McEntire + GIVEAWAY

Summary:  Since the age of fourteen, Emerson Cole has seen strange things -- dead things -- swooning Southern Belles, soldiers, and other eerie apparitions of the past.  She's tried everything to get rid of the visions: medication, counseling, asylums.  Nothing's worked.

So when Emerson's well-meaning brother calls in yet another consultant from a mysterious organization called the Hourglass, Emerson's willing to give it one last try.

Michael Weaver is no ordinary consultant.  He's barely older than she is, he listens like no one she's ever met before, and he doesn't make her feel the least bit crazy.  As Emerson ventures deeper into the world of the Hourglass, she begins to learn the truth about her past, her future -- and her very life.

My Review:  I'm scared to say something this monumental, but I think Hourglass might be my new favorite YA paranormal romance. With nary a vampire or sex scene in sight, Myra McEntire delivers a steamy time-slip romance with a delightfully feisty, fearless, and charismatic heroine. Despite her tragic past and unexplained visions, Emerson Cole is a fascinating character, brimming with witty remarks, hidden talents, and fierce determination. Her personality is everything that I love in female characters: strong, candid, delightfully sarcastic, funny, and sincere. When fate teams Emerson with Michael Weaver, an undeniably attractive consultant hired to help her with her "vision problem," she receives answers that defy rational explanation.

Sometimes books about time travel or time distortion can feel unbelievable within the context of the story (see my review of The Hourglass Door by a different author). I don't want to give away much of the story, but was surprised by how easy it was to accept the paranormal aspects of this book. It helped that Emerson herself was skeptical and made all the objections that my mind was likely to raise.

Both Michael and Kaleb, his best friend, fill their roles as romantic interests ever so well. Seriously. At times I didn’t know who to root for, and contented myself with the thought that whoever Emerson ended up with, I would take the other one (in an alternate universe where I’m not married with children and way too old for them).

I read this book in around two days. It might have been faster if my children didn’t require such ridiculous things as food, attention, and rides to school. I finally had to put in a movie to distract them (don’t judge me!) and speed through the last third of the book because there was no way I was going to be able to function without knowing how it ended. While the conclusion felt rushed, I think that had less to do with the writing and more to do with the intense plot and the fact that I was frantic to find out what would happen before my girls came back upstairs.

Hourglass resolves its major conflict, but leaves the door open for more of Michael and Emerson and for development of other characters (Kaleb and Lily, please!?!). I will probably be buying my own hard copy of this book (my review copy had some typos) and will definitely be picking up the next book in the series.

My Rating: 4.5 Stars

For the sensitive reader: Some swearing of the biblical variety (Hey, donkeys are in the Bible)

Sum it up: If you like YA paranormal romance, especially the kind where people keep their clothes on, you’ll love Hourglass.
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Monday, June 13, 2011

In the Small Kitchen - Cara Eisenpress & Phoebe Lapine

Summary: It's hard to forget your first apartment-its cramped closets, one too many roommates, and oh-so-tiny kitchen-or the first entry-level job, vibrant but hectic social life, and newfound independence that comes with it.  For Cara Eisenpress and Phoebe Lapine, that first small kitchen was a blessing in disguise, a haven from adulthood's worries and thrills.  In the Small Kitchen, inspired by their popular website Big Girls, Small Kitchen, is their debut cookbook, filled with more than 100 delicious recipes for cooking and entertaining within the constraints of a twenty-something life.  Whether you're packing Pesto Chicken Salad Sandwiches for a cubicle picnic, staying in with a cup of Workweek Tomato Soup and Cara's Cassic Gooey Grilled Cheese, whipping up Three Onion Dip and Pimm's Cup for a cocktail party, or making Shrimp Risotto with Sweet Peas and Leeks to impress a special dinner date, Cara and Phoebe will show you how to stretch your imagination and your pocketbook to get the most out of your small kitchen without sacrificing the flavor or fun of savoring a good meal.  In the Small Kitchen will get a new generation into the habit of cooking and make your kitchen a place everyone wants to be. (Summary from the book. Image from Amazon.com.)

My Review: This book was was so much more than just a collection of recipes. Every section and sub-section was accompanied by a personal anecdote from one of the authors, sharing their transitions from college student to "big girl." I felt like I was alternating between snooping in their diaries and peeking in their kitchen windows. As a nosy curious person, I ate it all up --  every childhood memory, awkward date, quiet morning, career change, and dinner party. I feel like I know these ladies, and if I ever found myself in New York, they'd happily pull up an extra chair and let me join them for dinner. Although my life is drastically different from theirs (me=married, full-time mom, can't always promise I'm wearing clean clothes), I felt a connection with them. Not just a food blogging connection, but a desire to create memories of life's many changes and draw closer to my friends and loved ones via food.

Ah, yes, the food. Cara and Pheobe's recipes are fresh, tasty, and relatively easy to prepare. The book is organized by occasion (cooking for one, picnicking, entertaining, dating, gift giving, etc.) and most (with the exception of the entertaining section) feed one to four people. These can easily be adapted to feed a family with children. We tried out the BBQ Lentils and the Butterscotch Pecan Cookies. Both were unique and fantastic recipes! I've got quite a list to work through from this fun little book, and I can't wait to try more.

My Rating: 5 stars.

Sum it up: Perfect for the quarter-life career person or a quarter-life stay-at-home mom who desires to vicariously experience a single, career-oriented, delicious life in the Big Apple.

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Corinthian - Georgette Heyer

Summary:  Penelope Creed will do anything to avoid marrying her repulsive cousin.  Dressed in boy's clothing, she's fleeing from London when she's discovered by Sir Richard Wyndham, himself on the verge of the most momentous decision of his life. 

When Sir Richard encounters the lovely young fugitive, he knows he can't allow her to travel to the countryside all alone, so he offers himself as her protector.  As it happens, at that very moment Sir Richard could use an escape of his own...  (Summary from book - Image from sourcebooks.com)

My Review:  Someone – I can’t remember who – raved about Georgette Heyer’s regency romance novels and how similar they were to Jane Austen novels. On that recommendation, I decided to try The Corinthian. Now, I wish I could remember who it was so that I could smack them upside the head with this book. Okay, perhaps it wasn’t that bad, but it wasn’t that good either.

The beginning and end of this book were tolerable, I suppose, but not entertaining enough to make up for the tedium that fell in between (and yes, I'm blatantly ripping off Austen). While Heyer's particular brand of mad cap humor was amusing, her writing was dialog heavy and concerned primarily with circumstance rather than character depth or setting. Perhaps, if there had been an inkling of romantic tension between the two main characters, I might have stayed interested, but the story focused on their various escapades, with little regard for genuine emotional development. The "romance" only appeared when the characters admitted their feelings in the last 50 pages and, even then, it was lukewarm and hardly worth 261 pages of chatter.

Overall, I am entirely underwhelmed by this book. While it does adopt the setting, language, and customs of many Austen novels, it falls far short of the mark.  The Corinthian's best quality is its humor, but humor alone isn't enough to tempt me (to pick up another).  Oh there I go again...

Click here to read an excerpt of The Corinthian.

My Rating: 2.75 Stars

For the sensitive reader: As long as you are familiar with the old-fashioned definition of the word “ejaculated,” you should be fine. Otherwise, this book takes on an entirely different and exceptionally disturbing tone.

Sum it up: An occasionally amusing, frequently tedious, entirely unromantic romance.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Emperor of Absurdia - Chris Riddell

Summary: What kind of world is it  where children are in charge and fishes swim the skies?  Where dinner comes before lunch, but then lunch hatches and runs off to fetch its -- uh-oh -- big bad, mama? 

But that's nothing compared to what the Emperor discovers when he wakes up the next morning!  From a two-time winner of the most prestigious picture-book award in Britain comes an adventure in which the extraordinary is ordinary and nothing is ever quite what it seems.  (Summary from book - Image from bookeg.com)

My Review:  In this book, incredible dreams become reality for one young boy. The emperor of Absurdia wakes up to find his snuggly scarf is missing! He sets out on a quest to find it, is surprised by a tiny dragon, and ends up being chased by a very large one! How will he escape? You’ll have to read this book and see.

The Emperor of Absurdia is gorgeous! The illustrations are exceptionally detailed, whimsical, and oh-so-imaginative -- think Steven Kellogg meets Dr. Seuss. Every time my daughter and I open this book, we spend a great deal of time exploring the nuances of each captivating page. The author’s subtle use of alliteration and cadence give the words a dreamy lilt without having to make everything rhyme. What makes this book extraordinary is how the last page flips the whole story on its head. My girls love that page and spend even more time examining those illustrations.

While this book is written for the pre-K to K set, my seven-year-old still thought it was pretty cool and although we checked out several books from the library, this is the one that my five-year-old keeps “reading” time and again. It’s also nice that, as many times as I’ve read it the last few days, it hasn’t become annoying. I will definitely be adding this book to our at-home library.

My Rating: 4.25 Stars  (Would have been 5 stars if they somehow could have worked in how it was important to clean your room and not fight with your sister)
 
Sum it up: A gorgeous and magical dream scape sure to captivate your child's imagination.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Home Safe - Elizabeth Berg

Summary:  In this stunning novel, beloved bestselling author Elizabeth Berg weaves a beautifully written and richly resonant story of a mother and daughter in emotional transit.  Helen Ames -- recently widowed, coping with grief, unable to do the work that has always sustained her -- is beginning to depend too much on her twenty-seven-year-old daughter, Tessa, meddling in her life and offering unsolicited advice.  Then Helen is shocked to discover that her mild-mannered and seemingly loyal husband was apparently  leading a double life.  When a phone call from a stranger sets Helen on a surprising path of discovery, both mother and daughter reassess what they thought they knew about each other, themselves, and what really makes a home and a family.  (Summary from book - Image scanned)

My Review:  Fear not!  Regardless of what you might infer from the above (aptly written) summary, this is not another book about a woman  who finds out her recently deceased husband was cheating on her.  Thank heavens!  That particular story, like vampire novels, is exceedingly overdone. 

Elizabeth Berg is one of my favorite authors. Long before I began this blog, I had read (and loved) several of her novels, including The Year of Pleasures, Never Change, Ordinary Lives, The Pull of the Moon, and Open House. Her books are an exploration of emotion – of life, love, and loss as seen through the eyes of a variety of women. They move slowly and sometimes make me cry, but they feel so real that I can’t stop reading. Normally, I avoid sad books because I over identify with the characters (translation: they make me depressed), but Elizabeth Berg always manages to write heartache and loss in a way that feels uplifting, genuine, and cathartic.

Home Safe is a brilliantly rendered, tender, and insightful story about love, grief, regret, and the sometimes tenuous bond between mothers and daughters.  Helen’s heartache at the loss of her husband was painful to read, but I loved being able to watch her work through it. Helen’s transparent attempts to interfere in her daughter’s life, and Tessa’s subsequent exasperation with her, felt incredibly authentic and thoroughly relatable. When Helen attempts to cure her writer’s block by teaching a writing class to an eccentric group of aspiring authors, I fell even deeper into the story. I loved the additional dimension that these characters brought to the story, and I only wish I could have heard more of “their” writing.

Home Safe had a certain stillness about it and I finished it with a calm and contented sigh. If you’re looking for a fast-paced thriller, look elsewhere, but if you’re looking for a story you can sink into and really experience, then pick up something by Elizabeth Berg.

Click here to visit Elizabeth Berg's website and see a list of her books (I haven't read them all!).

My Rating: 4.25 Stars

For the sensitive reader: A handful of F-words, uttered by one of her more colorful writing students and one mild conversation about sex.

Sum it up: A beautifully emotional story about a woman learning to let go and take control of her own life.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Branded - Keary Taylor

Summary:   Jessica's had the nightmares for as long as she can remember. Nightmares of being judged for people who have died, of being branded by the angels. Her friends and family think she's a crazy because of it all. Yet she carries the mark of the condemned, seared into the back of her neck, and hides it and herself away from the world.

But when two men she can't ignore enter her life everything changes, including the nightmares. The two of them couldn't be more different. She will do anything to be with one of them. Even tell him the truth about angels, why she never sleeps, and the scar on the back of her neck. But one of the two has set events into motion what will pull her toward her own judgment and turn her into the object of her greatest fear.   (Summary and image from www.kearytaylor.com - Book given free for an honest review)

My Review:  Branded is a fairly clean YA paranormal romance with interesting premise surrounding a young woman who, for as long as she can remember, is condemned to torturous nightmares every time she falls asleep. I liked that the author deviated from the stereotypical harp-strumming, halo-wearing angels and threw in some seriously evil ones. However, while the plot showed creativity and had good “bones” (my term for liking the core aspects of a story), I had a hard time with the rest of it.

Branded did not feel like a fully fleshed out novel and my impression was that it was written by a relatively inexperienced writer. In addition to the handful of typos missed by an editor, parts of the plot felt melodramatic or contrived while others felt either undeveloped or laden with detail. The characters lacked dimension beyond their assigned roles as sexy bad guy, troubled best friend, and super hot perfect boyfriend. Yes, Alex was perfect, with his delightfully chiseled abs, mad guitar skills, and unshakable love for Jessica, but since I’ve decided to be completely honest I’m going to let you in on a little secret…come close so I can whisper it to you… I am so over perfect. Give me a few flaws, just so I can pretend a guy like that could actually exist.  Alex was very much a case of too good to be true.

While a younger reader might not notice some of this book’s less than subtle foreshadowing, I could not ignore the story’s predictability. It didn’t take more than a chapter to figure out Cole’s big secret, and this transparency extended to the rest of the book. I always knew what was going to happen next…with the exception of the last two chapters. I will say that the conclusion was probably my favorite part of the book. I’m not saying that to be mean, so don’t start sending me hate mail. I’m serious. I don’t want to spoil anything, but I liked how she wrapped things up, leaving certain loose ends untied.

I guess the most that I can say about this book was that the creative storyline shows the author has potential as a writer. While this one didn’t end up being my cup of tea, I think that her upcoming dystopian novel, Eden, looks both gorgeous and promising. Don’t believe me? Click here to visit Keary Taylor’s website.

SIDENOTE:  Since receiving this book for review, Keary has released a new and improved second edition of Branded.  While I didn't want to scrap this review entirely, I did want mention some of the changes that were made in the new edition.  According to the author, all of the typos have been fixed, weaker points in the writing have been shored up, and we learn more about Jessica's past than in the first edition, like why she is the way she is and reacts to things the way she does.  I hope that gives a clearer picture of the Branded that is currently available. 

My Rating: 2.75 Stars

For the sensitive reader: Like I said, this book is mostly clean. While there are a few close calls (those crazy kids) things stay pretty PG on a fairly regular basis.

Sum it up: An interesting story, but not likely to be her best work.

Friday, June 3, 2011

A Cook's Tour : Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisine - Anthony Bourdain

Summary:  The only thing "gonzo gastronome" and internationally best-selling author Anthony Bourdain loves as much as cooking is traveling.  Inspired by the question, "What would be the perfect meal?", Tony sets out on a quest for his culinary holy grail, and in the process turns the notion of "perfection" inside out.  From California to Cambodia, A Cook's Tour chronicles the unpredictable adventures of America's boldest and bravest chef.  ( Summary from book - Image from www.bookcoverarchive.com )

My Review:  Anthony Bourdain is a famous chef and the best-selling author of Kitchen Confidential, a gritty and graphic behind-the-scenes look at restaurant kitchens. However, he wants more than just being in a kitchen and selling books. He wants to wander the world, getting into trouble, and eating amazing meals. So he speaks to his publisher. His hook?

“How about this?... I travel around the world, doing whatever I want. I stay in fine hotels and I stay in hovels. I eat scary, exotic, wonderful food, doing cool stuff like I’ve seen in movies, and looking for the perfect meal. How’s that sound?”
And his publisher bit. Now, in A Cook’s Tour: Global Adventure in Extreme Cuisine, Anthony takes readers (and a camera crew) along on his quest for adventure, trouble, and the perfect meal.

Okay, so until I read this book, I'd never actually heard of Anthony Bordain. I had to google him because I’m just not up on those kinds of things. Also, I don’t have cable. Mostly, I like to read about people who travel and eat.  You see, I am not an adventurous eater and I love books, like this one, that allow me to “sample” international cuisine and culture without the terrifying experience of actually having to sample it.  While I was a little disappointed to find out Anthony would be accompanied by a camera crew, it wasn’t hard to forgive him once he flat out admitted to selling out to the Food Network. I guess it’s hard to turn down an all expenses paid trip around the world.

Anthony's adventure started off a bit rocky; while he enjoyed the food, I think he was expecting bliss right away and was disappointed when he didn’t get much more than forced adventure. For a while he bounced in and out of the moment, alternating between loving (and hating) the experience, but eventually he found his groove. 

A Cook’s Tour provides plenty of opportunities to sample food and culture as Anthony eats his way around the world. Here’s a small sneak peek at some of his adventures: He helps slaughter a pig in Portugal, admires the elegant simplicity of Japanese cuisine (and eats one of the worst meals ever made), attends a vegan potluck in California (he hates vegans), kills fluffy bunnies in Scotland (vegans don’t like him much either), eats braised reindeer in Russia (and a little vodka), is force fed iguana in Mexico, eats the most impressive restaurant meal of his life in California, and falls in love with the food and people of Vietnam (but not their driving). Each chapter was a revelation of experience and I loved how he managed to weave food, culture, politics, and history into his narrative. Through it all, Anthony discovers that when looking for the perfect meal – one composed of “good food, good company, exotic ambiance, and an element of adventure,” – it’s all relative, and that “perfection” can be found in the most unexpected places.

While I really enjoyed reading about his adventure, Anthony is kind of a jerk. Well, to be perfectly honest, he’s a pompous, mean-tempered, arrogant, vulgar, foul-mouthed heathen and he’s proud of it. His less-than-polite personality is reflected in every facet of this book, especially when he rants about anti-smoking laws,  vegetarians, and a variety of other topics. A sensitive reader might do well to steer clear or opt for watching the video version on The Food Network (where I’m reasonably certain it will be edited for television). Overall, I enjoyed this book and, while I wouldn’t recommend it to everyone (e.g. my mother), I might recommend it to a few die-hard foodies who would appreciate the journey.

Sidenote: This book has some similarities to Eat My Globe, another book about a man who travels around the world eating all types of food. The difference between the two books is that Anthony was a professional chef in pursuit of the perfect meal, while Simon was more professional eater on a quest to eat the good, the bad, and the hideously disgusting (on purpose).

My Rating: 3.5 Stars (It might have been more if there had been less swearing and vulgarity)

For the sensitive reader: Um. Watch the show on The Food Network. I’m pretty sure it’s edited for television.

Sum it up: An enjoyable trip, full of great food, stories, and observations, but you have to wade through a quite a bit of muck.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

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A tingle arced across my scalp. The floor tipped up at me and my body spiraled away. Then I was on the ceiling looking down, waiting to see what would happen next.

Callie cuts herself. Never too deep, never enough to die. But enough to feel the pain. Enough to feel the scream inside. Now she’s at Sea Pines, a “residential treatment facility” filled with girls struggling with problems of their own. Callie doesn’t want to have anything to do with them. She doesn’t want to have anything to do with anyone. She won’t even speak. But Callie can only stay silent for so long…
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