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The Bride Wore Size 12 - Meg Cabot Some great chick lit :) Did not realize this was the 5th book!

Morning Light

Morning Light - Holland Kane Heavy. Damn heavy. Now I need something lighter ...
Lucia, Lucia - Adriana Trigiani Full review here: http://guiltlessreading.blogspot.ca/2007/05/lucia-lucia-by-adriana-trigiani.html
I am Venus: A Novel - Bárbara Mujica Who is Venus? I enjoyed finding out who she really is! Here's my full review over on my blog Guiltless Reading
Freud's Mistress - Karen    Mack, Jennifer Kaufman A melding of fact and fiction of the affair between Sigmund Freud and Minna Bernays, this is a tragedy of rather twisted love story, and an even greater tragedy of filial love. Those fascinated with Freud will enjoy a peek into this lesser-known side; those who enjoy historical fiction will enjoy the depiction of Vienna at the turn of the century. Those who dislike sordid affairs in all its sordid glory may not find this very appealing.

Read my full review on Guiltless Reading
Telegraph Avenue: A Novel - Michael Chabon A chunkster of a book that is a book version of a messy, non-holds-barred, visual-fest Tarantino movie. Several storylines intertwine to highlight the angst of passionate living. Those who love popular culture will no doubt eat this up. Those who enjoy a nostalgic road trip will enjoy references to the dying breed of old school actors/musicians/artists and midwives. Check out my full review at Guiltless Reading

Sticky Icky Booger Bugs

Sticky Icky Booger Bugs - Sherry Frith Check out my review here:
http://guiltlessreading.blogspot.ca/2013/10/sticky-icky-booger-bugs-by-sherry-frith.html
Aunty Lee's Delights: A Singaporean Mystery - Ovidia Yu Hehee, fun, fun, fun! :) It's like Miss Marple, Singapore version :)
Check out my review here:
http://guiltlessreading.blogspot.ca/2013/09/aunty-lees-delights-singaporean-mystery.html
Dark Horizons - Jenny Colgan Not bad not bad :) Vikings and aliens ... it makes sense :)
My full review is now posted on my blog Guiltless Reading
Etched in Sand: A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island - Regina Calcaterra This is such a heartbreaking and disturbing read. I don't know what to say. Full review here: http://guiltlessreading.blogspot.ca/2013/08/etched-in-sand-by-regina-calcaterra.html
Raising Eyebrows: A Failed Entrepreneur Finally Gets It Right - Dal LaMagna I would treat this more as a memoir rather than look for solid business insight. While I thought this one was funny in places, it rambled and wasn't very focused. (Full review coming soon!)
Hungry: What Eighty Ravenous Guys Taught Me about Life, Love, and the Power of Good Food - Darlene Barnes Really enjoyed this one! This is real and honest, just like Darlene Barnes's cooking :) Check out my review on my blog, Guiltless Reading:
http://guiltlessreading.blogspot.ca/2013/08/hungry-by-darlene-barnes-giveaway.html
Very Recent History: An Entirely Factual Account of a Year (c. AD 2009) in a Large City - Choire Sicha I suffered through this. I found it tedious; it felt like required reading. There were glimpses of what I think would be considered innovative or novel, but the payoff never really came for me. I probably just didn't get it.
Check out the FULL REVIEW on my blog Guiltless Reading
One Big Beautiful Thing - Marie Flanigan,  Jennifer Goode Stevens (Editor),  Kristin Brown (Illustrator) I started out quite wary because I wasn't quite liking the beginning (what is it with mentioning Starbucks and too much swearing?). But this turned out to be surprisingly good -- when it got to the point when the main character starts dishing on the character of her dead boyfriend and there were some feminist undertones, everything clicked for me! Check out my full review on my blog Guiltless Reading.
The Mirrored World - Debra Dean Check out my full review on my blog Guiltless Reading.
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July 30: I just finished it. What the heck did I just read about ... a madwoman who became a saint. A woman who married a eunuch. I oversimplify. Not sure where I stand with this book yet.
A Vision of Angels - Timothy Jay Smith What an intense read. Whew! I feel like I have battlescars! Full review on my blog Guiltless Reading.