i don’t know how to insure my child

needless to say, i have been gobbling up the parenting books in the past few months. some are funny, some are helpful, some are just obnoxious. some make me realize how many little things i haven’t even stopped to consider when it comes to this whole parenthood lark. the book i am reading right nowContinue reading “i don’t know how to insure my child”

the one where my readers put CPS on speed-dial

one of my facebook bros posted a link to this news story, along with some color commentary about how the teacher is guilty of child abuse. i read it, did a google search for it, read a few other related articles, & then strolled into the bedroom, where jared was working on his computer. ciara:Continue reading “the one where my readers put CPS on speed-dial”

opting in…by co-opting the original research & writings of other feminists

well, this book could not possibly have been more disappointing. the subtitle is “having a child without losing yourself,” & based on that & the back cover blurb, i guess i was expecting a book about balancing motherhood with one’s feminist principles, & trying to create a society that values the contributions of mothers asContinue reading “opting in…by co-opting the original research & writings of other feminists”

the journal of best practices: it’s not asshole disease

arguably the most exciting thing about this book, for me, is that it’s a memoir by a guy who diagnosed himself with asperger’s syndrome using an internet quiz. this is something i joke about all the time! i used to be a member of this online feminist community, & one of the most annoying membersContinue reading “the journal of best practices: it’s not asshole disease”

the night circus: more like the BITE circus! zing!

i read this because i like books about circuses & i’d heard some pretty glowing reports about it. but i am kind of disappointed. it was a whole lot of flash & not a lot of substance. the basic plotline concerns a wager between two magicians or wizards or whatever the fuck they are supposedContinue reading “the night circus: more like the BITE circus! zing!”

why i wish the author of “falling for me” had actually fallen down an open manhole

i’m absolutely dumbfounded that i am the only person who has given this book a one star review so far. although it is pretty new. i’m sure more people will join me as the book circulates & people make the mistake of reading it. i thought this memoir was absolutely dreadful. i concede that iContinue reading “why i wish the author of “falling for me” had actually fallen down an open manhole”

please join me in bringing a class-action lawsuit against “modelland”

i am feeling super-wiped out today for some reason & i just don’t think i have it in me to generate a blog post full of original content, so instead, please enjoy my book review of “modelland” by tyra banks. & bear in mind that this paperweight of horror clocked in at over 500 pages.Continue reading “please join me in bringing a class-action lawsuit against “modelland””

addy learns a lesson: maybe don’t be friends with the kid who brags about not having been a slave

when we last left addy, she was fleeing from slavery. this book picks up with addy & her mother arriving in philadelphia. they are met on the dock by mrs. moore & her daughter sarah, who are also escaped slaves who have been free for a while. sarah is just about addy’s age & promisesContinue reading “addy learns a lesson: maybe don’t be friends with the kid who brags about not having been a slave”

abby’s un-valentine: no means no!

it’s february YET AGAIN in stoneybrook, & abby is complaining about how much she hates valentine’s day. she’s allergic to flowers, she doesn’t want a boyfriend, & she sick of all the emphasis on goopy love stuff. she says something about how february is awesome because it’s the one month of the year where thereContinue reading “abby’s un-valentine: no means no!”

sisterhood is powerful. just ask mallory pike. she has three sisters.

don’t give up, mallory (babysitters club book #108) is so fucked up. but maybe that’s why i liked it. it’s rare that a babysitters club book actually makes me get angry along with the characters. so mallory is excited because she is beginning a new short takes class about children’s books. as we all know,Continue reading “sisterhood is powerful. just ask mallory pike. she has three sisters.”