Posts Published by Jodie K

Starting the year off right

Every year I participate in the Barnes and Noble Gift Wrap for charity. And every year I get about ten new book ideas and recommendations. Two years ago it was Christopher Moore’s Lamb: The Gospel…

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Jodie’s Top Ten 2009

10. The Fractured Fairy Tales of Lynn Roberts: Ms. Roberts, along with her illustrator brother, give us three charming renditions of some old classics. Cinderella as an 1920's flapper girl, Rapunzel as a long-haired hippie…

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In love with The Ghost in Love

God Bless Twitter. And not just any Twitter, but celebrity Twitter. If it weren't for Neil Gaiman, @neilhimself? I know, we are still working on our relationship – I would never have discovered Jonathan Carroll,…

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Everything Hurts

Bill Scheft doesn't need me to tell you how funny his book is. Larry David has a blurb on the front cover. Larry fucking David (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Seinfeld). Also, Lewis Black (The Daily Show)…

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The Bake Shop Ghost

I picked this wonderful little book on title alone, because who doesn’t like cake or ghosts? The story revolves around Miss Merriweather, the town sour-puss spinster and bake shop owner. When Miss Merriweather dies, the…

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Lighthousekeeping

I need to publicly thank Jodi Chromey for introducing me to Jeanette Winterson. Jodi recommended I read Written on the Body several years ago, and it was so beautiful and wonderful that when I finished…

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Too little too late

The title of this book comes from a line in a note written by Janine Latus's sister Amy. Drowning in a horrible relationship, Amy tapes the note inside her desk drawer at work saying, if…

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