I was one of those young women except for the slim part when I initially read this book in Aug 11, Lisa Rathbun added it.
I definitely enjoyed the commentary on the classic books that were mentioned, but overall this book was extremely liberal and feminist and I couldn't relate to the voice of the author at all. This one's not staying on my shelf. Dec 13, Jennifer rated it liked it Recommends it for: This was fun to read, but it was a strange combination of recommendations, kind of like a combo of chick lit, the modern canon, self help, and second wave feminism I have a list of books to read from it, though, so it must have served its purpose!
Jul 13, sara rated it it was ok Shelves: As a book lover and a female, I expected to enjoy this, but early on I came across a slag of Women Who Run With the Wolves in this book which is one of my favorite go-to books of all time. I will take many of their suggestions, but if they fall flat, I will know why. Sep 15, Sonja rated it it was amazing Shelves: I loved every bit about every book! The sometimes snarky, always information filled, synopsis of the titles make we want to read most of them and I probably own quite a few of them already, now where to start Nov 08, Hillary roberts rated it it was amazing.
I have to admit I am a sucker for books that has list of other books. When I saw this book I just had to obtain a copy. Bad Boy Books among others. It is interesting to note that books can be very therapic.
I know I have some of my favorites to fall back on when I I have to admit I am a sucker for books that has list of other books. I know I have some of my favorites to fall back on when I need a viewpoint on how to solve a problem. Many of my in real life friends are always asking me how can a work of fiction help me sole a real in life issue.
I always respond that it can give one a different framework on how to handle issues. In the same vain this book gives the reader a list of books to help reconcile any issues they may be struggling with. This review was originally posted on Adventures in Never Never Land Jan 26, Lisa rated it liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. I'm not sure this is the sort of book that's intended to be read all the way through. It's maybe supposed to be more of a reference guide kind of thing? I'm just kind of a sucker for a quick book synopsis, and I enjoyed the authors' senses of humor, so I kept reading. I definitely found a few books that I now want to read, which I guess was the point. Not exactly something I see myself reading again though.
Jul 19, Nicole rated it liked it. It's a decent compendium of books if you're looking for something new to read.
Most of the selections seem targeted toward middle-aged women. I would have liked to see more selections for teens and older women. I was able to add a few books to my "to read" list, and was pleased to see several books I had read featured in this book. I really didn't care that much for this book. I mostly skimmed through it to try to find books in which I would like to read, I found five and I hope they are good.
It's hard knowing where to get books when you don't have many friends that like books too, or the same types of books. If anyone knows a book that is good which gives good feedback on some books to read, I would like that. Jan 27, Amy rated it it was ok Shelves: Nice to take a quick look at guides like this I always go down the list and see what I have read. I laughed at the chapter titles Dec 25, Kelli rated it it was ok Shelves: Eh, this didn't really speak to me like I wanted it too. A lot of the recommendations didn't feel like a truly therapeutic read as much as it was "read this and your problems will feel small in comparison.
Dec 29, Elizabeth rated it did not like it. This would have been a better resource had I no morals about what I read. I think there were five books in there that I wouldn't have felt shocked to read. Feb 10, Karen rated it it was ok.
Reminded me of a show that used to be on Lifetime t. Nice to get others opinions but I mostly disagreed with them.
They didn't convince me to read many books they suggested.. Dec 16, Elyse rated it liked it Shelves: It was fun readling about books I read long ago - even before I started tracking my books. These authors considered it a major man-bashing book - I don't remember that. Jan 09, Sarah rated it really liked it. I've actually been browsing this book on and off for a month or two. I gave it to my sister a couple years ago and finally borrowed it back from her.
I think it will give me a long list of books that I need to read. Jan 12, Brenda rated it really liked it. I'm not a huge fan of the commentary as it isn't my brand of feminism. However, the recommended books are almost all classics that when I read the title and review went "Oh yeah, I've heard of that. Books about books, there's nothing I love more! Mar 15, Anne Marshall rated it liked it Shelves: A very good read and interesting list. Jan 17, Karen Taylor rated it did not like it.
Good premise but pesky book. Many others do a better job with more recommendations. Has a definite feminist angle. Jan 22, Monica rated it liked it Shelves: Aug 11, Peach added it Shelves: Jun 25, ALM rated it it was ok. Contains some interesting reviews and recommendations, but nothing especially original. If you want it, get it from a library rather than buying it.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Nancy Peske is a freelance writer, author, ghostwriter, and developmental editor, and a former in-house editor at HarperCollins, who has co-written, ghostwritten, and edited many bestsellers and perennial sellers. Nancy is the coauthor of the successful six-book Cinematherapy series, which has over , copies in print in all editions including foreign sales to Italy, Germany, China, Korea, Indo Nancy Peske is a freelance writer, author, ghostwriter, and developmental editor, and a former in-house editor at HarperCollins, who has co-written, ghostwritten, and edited many bestsellers and perennial sellers.
Nancy is the coauthor of the successful six-book Cinematherapy series, which has over , copies in print in all editions including foreign sales to Italy, Germany, China, Korea, Indonesia, and Japan. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with her husband and son. Books by Nancy Peske. See All Goodreads Deals…. No trivia or quizzes yet. I notice that after some of the entries for books there are questions about the book, sort of like a reading-group guide. Some of these books I have read and some are on my TBR shelf, so I will pay special attention to those questions.
Perhaps I will find special insight there. There are a ton of great titles in here! I think this book is one that I would like to own, so that when moods strike me in the future I can look through the book and see what might suit me. I do believe, however, that the Cinematherapy book would be better for me, since my moods swing around pretty often and don't last long enough to make it through an entire book. I'm a Cancer, what can I do? Received this in a book ring today.
I've been wanting to read it since I first heard about it, so I can't wait. It's hard to find honest, open reviews on books, but this one lives up to its claim. I was particularly fond of the 'books to be thrown across the room. There were many titles in the book that I have read, many that I have thought about reading, and some totally new ones.
So I've added to my reading wish list! The book has been sent back to grover3d to send on to the next person. Brief visit back to West Virginia - it will go to BountifulPots formerly rslicer this week. DC - I'm very excited to read this one. I've already thumbed through it and am excited to read the reviews of books I have already read, as well as get suggestions for new books to read.
I adored this book as a reference. I'm going to have to get a copy of my own, because there is too much good information and too many good questions to ask as you're reading these books to completely let go!
Add to Your books. It's a decent compendium of books if you're looking for something new to read. Return to Book Page. So if things go awry, and fair becomes foul and foul becomes fair, we wash our hands of the consequences. THe premise of the book is a good one.
I will send it on as soon as possible! Hello all This book arrived safe and well last week, but unfortunately I was sent overseas by work at short notice so haven't been able to post yet. Have had a good flick and it looks fabulous. Like some of the other posters have said thought- I think I'm going to need my own copy as a reference book. Will post a fuller review when I have had a chance to read through in the next week or so. Apologies- I should have written this ages ago! I have now sent the book on its way to Sydney and here our my thoughts.
This book is great! But it is definitely a reference book.
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I didn't read it sequentially but instead dipped in and out of it according to my mood. Which is fine but it did perhaps take me longer this way. It gave me loads of great ideas for extra books to read- and it's not like I need any encouragement! I see there is a film equivalent of this book- I'd like to get my hands on that too. Many thans for making this a bookring. I'm off to try and track down my own copy now. Turned up in the mail this week, thanks candyfloss! And thanks grover3d for starting up the ring!
Looking forward to reading this!