Jumpstart the World (Review)

Title: Jumpstart the World Author: Catherine Hyde Ryan Publication Year: 2011 Pages: 192 Genre: Fiction, Young Adult Source: E-book purchased from the Apple store From the cover: Elle is a loner. She doesn’t need people. Which is a good thing, because now she has to move out of her apartment so her mother’s boyfriend won’t […]

The Night Circus (Review)

Title: The Night Circus Author: Erin Morgenstern Publication Year: 2011 Pages: 528 Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fantasy Source: Purchased from a bookstore in Geneva From the cover: The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique […]

Long Walk to Freedom (Review)

Title: Long Walk to Freedom Author: Nelson Mandela Narrator: Michael Boatman Publication Year: 1995 Pages: 528 (audio length: 27 hours 43 minutes) Genre: Non-Fiction, Autobiography Source: Audiobook version purchased from Audible.com From the cover: Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to […]

A Cup of Friendship (Review)

Title: A Cup of Friendship Author: Deborah Rodriguez Narrator: Mozhan Marno Publication Year: 2011 Pages: 540 (audio length: 9 hours 30 minutes) Genre: Fiction Source: Audiobook version purchased from Audible.com From the cover: After hard luck and some bad choices, Sunny has finally found a place to call home — it just happens to be […]

The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food (Review)

Title: The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food Author/Narrator: Adam Gopnik Publication Year: 2011 Pages: 336 (audio length: 11 hours 4 minutes) Genre: Non-Fiction Source: Audiobook purchased from Audible.com From the cover: In this work, Gopnik charts America’s transformation from being simply aware of what they eat to being obsessive about […]

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