In Need of Therapy by Tracie Banister

   WEEK 9 BOOK 9 (Reading time: February 25-27, 2013.)

In Need of Therapy by Tracie Banister. Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 6, 2012). ISBN-10: 148003584X and ISBN-13: 978-1480035843.

NOTE: The Book Review begins just under the From the Jacket and About the Author sections.

From the Jacket: Lending a sympathetic ear and dispensing sage words of advice is all part of the job for psychologist Pilar Alvarez, and she’s everything a good therapist should be: warm, compassionate, supportive. She listens, she cares, and she has all the answers, but how’s the woman everyone turns to in their hour of need supposed to cope when her own life starts to fall apart? While working hard to make a success of her recently-opened practice in trendy South Beach, Pilar must also find time to cater to the demands of her boisterous Cuban family, which includes younger sister Izzy, an unemployed, navel-pierced wild child

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Diary of a Mummy Misfit by Amanda Egan

Chick Lit Chit Chat’s Book Review #8 of 52

 WEEK 8 BOOK 8 (Reading time: February 20-21, 2013)

Diary of a Mummy Misfit by Amanda Egan (Published June 2011. Kindle edition sold by Amazon Media EU.) ASIN: B0053UNS60

NOTE: The Book Review begins just under the From the Jacket and About the Author sections.

From the Jacket: Ever felt like you don’t belong? When Libby Marchant and husband Ned made the monumental decision to sacrifice luxuries and holidays to see their only son Max through private education, they hadn’t expected to meet so many unsavory and dislikeable personalities along the way. Happily, the cruel jibes of the pompous ‘Meemies’ are made more tolerable by the lasting and loyal friendship they strike up with the affluent Fenella & Josh. Follow Libby’s journey as she discovers the chasm between the Haves and the Have-Nots in her mad new world of school committees, designer handbags, bitching and botox. With Fenella by her side, Libby is able to maintain her sanity. But what happens when the credit crunch bites, you’re desperate for another baby and your Asian neighbor is trying to match-make you with her infatuated son?

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World Book Night 2013

World Book Night 2013, an annual celebration where tens of thousands of people across the world give out free books to light and non-readers, accepted my application to be a “book giver” and distribute books!

Woo-hoo! I get to give people FREE BOOKS!

As part of the event, I chose my top three choices among a select group of 32 books. (Great choice of titles, BTW. You should check them out. Link to World Book Night is at the bottom of this post.) Because I am distributing books to 6 fire stations in Goochland County, VA, I chose Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 and Michael Perry’s Population 485 as my top two choices.

Here’s why:

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Chick Lit Books – New Releases – Late February 2013

It’s time to hit the bookshelves at your local indie, big box or online bookseller for new women’s fiction/chick lit book releases coming out late February.

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Book Review: The Late, Lamented Molly Marx by Sally Koslow

WEEK 7 BOOK 7 (Reading time: February 10-14, 2013)

The Late, Lamented Molly Marx by Sally Koslow (Paperback: Random House 2010. Hardcover: Ballantine Books 2009. Audio: Brillance Audio 2009.) ISBN #s for these can be found by clicking here.

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Why Julie Can’t Read: It’s Clucky’s Fault!

Just finished book #7 on my way to reading 52 books in 52 weeks. Calendar says today is Friday, February 15 – we’re ending the seventh week of 2013 so I suppose I’m about three days to a week ahead of schedule. I know this “lead” could easily be wiped out at the first sign of the flu. But if I keep plugging along at one book per week, sort of like having a Monday-Friday job of reading 70 pages per day, I should be able to do it. Although, with yesterday’s violent meteor explosion over Russia and with an asteroid the size of a small building currently circling overhead, I’m feeling a bit nervous. Leave it to the SPACE ROCKS to interrupt my reading.

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