The Rosie Effect

If you recall correctly, I was quite enamored with the character Don Tillman in Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project. I could hardly believe my eyes when, just a few short weeks ago at my favorite Barnes & Noble in Union Square, I spotted a sequel to this lovely novel. I had no idea it had even been … More The Rosie Effect

Cocktails For Three

I have come to a very important conclusion: Silly British chick lit is my absolute favorite book genre of all time. Few things make me happier/feel better about life than the lighthearted writing of Jill Mansell, Sophie Kinsella/Madeleine Wickham, and Marian Keyes (she’s Irish, but we can consider that under the British umbrella, no?), and … More Cocktails For Three

Why Not Me?

When I read Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), I was at the height of my obsession with The Mindy Project. Fast forward a few years and I’ve all but given up on the Fox-turned-Hulu show, and Mindy Kaling’s follow-up book really isn’t as good (or as long, for that matter) as her first. It’s … More Why Not Me?


Now that my Oscar movie mission is complete (or abandoned, whichever way you look at it), it’s time to get back to good ol’ blockbuster comic book flicks. Deadpool has been getting all kinds of swell reviews, and I can definitely see why. It pokes fun at its very genre — Ryan Reynolds makes snide remarks about what … More Deadpool


Under normal circumstances — normal meaning not having just finished one of the worst books I’ve ever read — I probably wouldn’t love Eleanor as much as I do. I probably would be quite disturbed and saddened by the story, but I was just so happy to be reading something other than The Witches that I was thoroughly entertained … More Eleanor