- ISBN: 8811670373
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 245
I love Bauermeister's writing! I don't know how she manages to do it. Every word is perfect, every description tangible, every moment striking. There are many books I have given 5 stars too - usually because the story is fun or enjoyable, not necessarily because the writing itself is so incredible.
A few years ago, a new phrase burst into our vernacular: the bucket list, based on a movie in which two men confront their limitations and prepare a list of things they must do. The list is predictably exotic: skydiving, flying over the North Pole, eating dinner at Chevre d’Or in France. In Joy for B Leggi tutto
Normally I would never rate a book in the "chick lit" genre more than 4 stars. But, this book made me do something I've never before done; I re read it the same week I finished it. I felt like the characters were calling me back to get to know them better. And, when I read about the six women again, Leggi tutto
When I first read the synopsis of this book, it sounded like something I would really enjoy. I liked the premise, the thought of character development and growth; however, I found little of that in this book. I kept on trying to like this book, but it just didn't work for me. I think that Erica Baue Leggi tutto
I greatly enjoyed this charming book about a group of Seattle-based women whose lives intertwine. Aged from about 35 to 55, the women are connected as relatives, friends, neighbours or colleagues. Generally speaking they can be relied on to be there for each other when things get tough. Most recentl Leggi tutto
Post Listen Review: Can I give this one negative stars? I complain a lot about the romance books I have to hear to listen to all the audiobooks in the library but at least those don't take themselves as seriously as this one does. It is called Joy for Beginners but it gave me pretty much the opposit Leggi tutto
I must preface my remarks by saying that I read this book AFTER having just finished Les Miserables, Jesus Land and Love and Other Demons. So, it can't really hold a candle to ANY of those really wonderful works of literature. This does get FIVE stars for being the chickiest chick lit I have ever la Leggi tutto
The story line might qualify as chick-lit but more mature. Hen-lit? Many elements of the story were things that feed womens' souls ... gardening, baking, babies, pottery, good men and most of all, women friends. Less about striving and worldly success. The end was too over the top ... but generally, Leggi tutto
I wanted to like this book. The premise is interesting. I like the idea of all different kinds of belated adventures for women later in life. I did not enjoy the writing at all. It just screams "trying too hard". It's incredibly flowery and paints very odd descriptions--sometimes I felt like the aut Leggi tutto
A group of friends amassed over the years by circumstance with as much diversity as similarities jump over one more hurdle in life. The conquering of Breast Cancer is no small feat and the journey not solitary, so on the night of her victory dinner Kate gives each of the friends that brought her to
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