opposites attract

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Love Lettering

I put off writing a review for Love Lettering because I have so many mixed feelings about the book. I love the art of hand lettering and calligraphy, but I sometimes found the minute focus on the process and different styles (which I obsessed over while reading the text!) distracted my attention fro ...

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Nodame Cantabile

Brilliant in piano and violin, Chiaki Shinichi aspires to be a conductor, but his career will be limited as long as his fear of travel traps him in Japan. After he breaks with his professor and his girlfriend on the same night, he gets drunk and wakes up in the squalid apartment of his next-door nei ...

B+
About Last Night

Amazon said because I liked Sarah Mayberry, I would like this Random House Digital book. Skeptically, I decided to take Amazon up on its challenge, but since I haven’t had much luck with some of the music services that pick tunes for me, I didn’t hold out a lot of hope. I was pleasantly surprise ...

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Strange Bedpersons

Jennifer Crusie writes books that I urge on other people. "Yes, yes, I know you don't read romance novels, or if you do, you don't read series romance. Read this!" And about ninety percent of the time, my victim loves every word of it and comes back asking for more. Unfortunately, Crusie's category ...

B+
The Cinderella Deal

If you've heard of Jennifer Crusie in the past, it's likely you've heard how funny she writes. While there's plenty of her trademark humor in The Cinderella Deal, there's also quite a bit of poignancy, so much so that I got weepy during the last fourth of the book (and, no, I was not having a PMS da ...