Facebook
Skip to main content
PBS logo
 
 
Want fewer ads?

Christina W. - Reviews

1 to 4 of 4
Comfort Me with Apples: More Adventures at the Table
Comfort Me with Apples: More Adventures at the Table
Author: Ruth Reichl
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 134
Review Date: 9/14/2009
Helpful Score: 2


I enjoyed this book very much. Though the book Ruth Reichl wrote before this, Tender At The Bone, was definitely better. I would still highly recommend both, especially if you are a foodie like myself.


A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana
A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana
Author: Haven Kimmel
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 531
Review Date: 11/26/2011


This book was both hilarious and tragic! Written extremely well, I often laughed until I was in tears. I will not be posting this book for swapping anytime soon as I have several friends in line to borrow it!


Paint it Black
Paint it Black
Author: Janet Fitch
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 10
Review Date: 9/22/2009


This book is written by the same author who wrote White Oleander. The main character is Josie Tyrell. Her boyfriend commits suicide in the beginning of the book, driving to a dessert motel to do so. For the rest of the over 300 pages she is on a quest to try to heal, and maybe put the pieces together about why he did it. I found Michael (the boyfriends) to be a sullen, sour, prissy brat. But I did like the character of Josie. There are some old family secrets uncovered, etc, but it feels like there were so many opportunities for it to get much more exciting. It nver really did. All in all it was a decent book. Just not one I would read again. The last 20 or so pages were downright painful to get through.


Parched
Parched
Author: Heather King
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 29
Review Date: 9/22/2009


This book is a memoir by Heather King. Heather is a writer, lawyer, and NPR commentator. This book is her memoir, about her addiction to alcohol. I found this book to be very well written, and it definitely kept my interest through out. But wow, she really makes what I consider to be my drinking problem laughable. Some of the things she did made me shudder with disgust. Like telling of how she would wake up so in need of a drink, she would skim floating dead cockroaches off of stale and warm cups of beer, left in her apartment from the night before, to drink. Often putting her life in danger, it's a miracle she is here today. I would definitely recommend this book.


1 to 4 of 4
Want fewer ads?