Colleen B. (cm2baker) - Reviews

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Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany
Review Date: 8/29/2010
Helpful Score: 1


This book is for people who really love to cook or really love to eat. Buford goes into depth exploring his passion (food and how to prepare it). At times the reader finds themselves saying, "Enough. Next, please!" Nevertheless, it was an enjoyable look into the inner workings of a high stakes restaurant and I would recommend reading it. Beware, however, that this is not a book that you can read in one sitting-- I had to read a chapter or two at time and I suspect others will have a similar experience.


I Was Told There'd Be Cake
I Was Told There'd Be Cake
Author: Sloane Crosley
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/2/2009
Helpful Score: 1


I loved this book. A friend read it, and passed it on to me saying, "but you have to give this back to me because after you is Jess, then Whitney, then..." HILARIOUS, but as I said in my title, I think it is for a really small demographic. That is: female, ages 26-33 (approximately, of course.) You really must be a child of the '80's to appreciate it fully, I think. I have lost several copies "lending" them to friends if that convinces you at all about how great this book is. I think the author is going for a young Carrie Bradshaw thing, and it works for her because it isn't all about NYC-- it's really about what happened first. I cannot wait to see what she writes next, because she is only going to get better with age!


A Little Bit Wicked: Life, Love, and Faith in Stages
A Little Bit Wicked: Life, Love, and Faith in Stages
Author: Kristin Chenoweth
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/18/2010


I enjoyed this book, but I only gave it four stars because she doesnt delve too deeply behind the surface.


The Lovely Bones
The Lovely Bones
Author: Alice Sebold
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 2005
Review Date: 2/26/2009
Helpful Score: 2


Very rarely do I write reviews, especially about books. I'm just not very good at articulating my thoughts on books! Once in a while though, I come across a book that is so moving, so poignant, that I have to find it in hardcover and keep it forever. This is one of those books. The Lovely Bones is exhausting, but in the very best way possible. You will go on an emotional rollercoaster when you read this, and then be glad that you did after it is all over with. You will realize this when you read the "Monopoly scene." It is so raw and powerful and lifelike that your heart will break. I fear what will happen to this book when it comes to the big screen.


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