Matilda Reviews: Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia by Marya Hornbacher

Genre: Memoir Published: 1998   Marya Hornbacher's Wasted, one of the most well known eating disorder memoirs out there, has been praised as a very honest account of one woman's decade-long struggle with the devastating effects of anorexia and bulimia. It probably won't come as a surprise to hear that its honesty is what makes it a difficult and very gruesome read.… Continue reading Matilda Reviews: Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia by Marya Hornbacher

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Friday Favorites: LGBTQ Books

As soon as my coworker arrives with our rental van this morning, we'll be heading to Toronto for a weekend at World Pride! It's going to be an exciting, gay adventure, and I can't wait. I was hoping to be able to write my review of Marya Hornbacher's Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia before leaving,… Continue reading Friday Favorites: LGBTQ Books

Matilda Reviews: The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Genre: Fantasy Published: 2009   Lev Grossman's The Magicians has been described as Harry Potter plus The Chronicles of Narnia for adults, and in a way, that's a fair assessment. But The Magicians is also something entirely its own. It has a vastly different feel than the Harry Potter books: grittier, more sordid. It seems to be at once more and… Continue reading Matilda Reviews: The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Top Ten Books on My Summer TBR List

It's time for Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! Today's topic: the top ten books on our summer TBR lists. 1. The Magicians by Lev Grossman 2. Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia by Marya Hornbacher 3. Drinking: A Love Story by Caroline Knapp 4. Hidden Lives: A Family Memoir… Continue reading Top Ten Books on My Summer TBR List

Matilda Reviews: Let’s Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship by Gail Caldwell

Genre: Memoir Published: 2010     This memoir by Gail Caldwell is a roller coaster of a ride. Absorbed in her story and her writing style and moved by the love between Gail and her best friend, Caroline Knapp (the author of Drinking: A Love Story), I devoured it in less than twenty-four hours. It begins with a… Continue reading Matilda Reviews: Let’s Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship by Gail Caldwell

Matilda Reviews: A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

Well, I finally read it. I know I'm super late to the game (haha, get it?), but finally I can join the rest of America in recognizing the significance of such statements as "Justin Bieber is turning out to be the Prince Joffrey of the pop music realm." (That means he's a terrible human being, in case you didn't know.)… Continue reading Matilda Reviews: A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

Friday Favorites: Memoirs

I've decided to start a little weekly meme wherein I highlight some of my favorite books---whether it be within a genre, or with a certain theme, or from a certain time period. Anyone is welcome to play along! Feel free to steal my image and/or post your own favorites in the comments! MEMOIRS A lot of… Continue reading Friday Favorites: Memoirs

Bookish Questions

So I saw this list of bookish questions on the totally awesome book blog booknerderie, and I just couldn't resist answering them for myself! What are your top three book pet peeves? 1. Books that switch between various characters' points of view. Right when I'm really getting into one character's story, it's interrupted for another… Continue reading Bookish Questions

Matilda Reviews: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

Hello, fellow bookishly inclined people! Happy spring! It's finally beginning to warm up here. In case any of you missed me terribly (doubtful), I apologize for my absence over the last several weeks---Les Mis took longer to finish than expected, I went on a trip to New Mexico (it was wonderful), and then the Easter holidays… Continue reading Matilda Reviews: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

Matilda Reviews: Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape by Jenna Miscavige Hill

Summary: Jenna Miscavige Hill was raised to obey. As the niece of the Church of Scientology's leader David Miscavige, she grew up at the center of this highly controversial and powerful organization. But at twenty-one, Jenna made a daring break, risking everything she had ever known and loved to leave Scientology once and for all.… Continue reading Matilda Reviews: Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape by Jenna Miscavige Hill