February (and a little bit of January) Wrap-Up

February is a short month for sure, but if anyone out there is keeping track, this February has been an unusually slow month for You Think Too Much.  Last February when I was basking in the warm fuzzy glow of my sabbatical, I posted 22 times in … [Read more...]

Book Review: So Much Pretty

This is the cover on myARC copyI don’t think most of us in the book blogging world write reviews of every book we read.  I know I don’t.  How do we pick the ones we do decide to write about?  For me, sometimes I review a book because I know it’s a … [Read more...]

Book Review: Raising Stony Mayhall

What’s up with all the zombies?  First there was Sean of the Dead.  And then Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and all its spin-offs.  And now it appears there’s a whole world of very good and interesting zombie fiction out there, moaning and lurching … [Read more...]

Book Review: The Paris Wife, gender and the writing life

I’m almost finished listening to The Paris Wife by Paula McLain as an audio book.  One more round trip drive to Louisville should do it.  It’s a lovely novel, and well worth listening to.  I would say it’s probably a book I would have actually read, … [Read more...]

Book Review: Carry the One

I’m in a bit of a beginning of the new year book slump.  In fact, I have to say that in general, the first 3 weeks of 2012 have been crappy for myself and many of my friends and family members.  In protest, I’m just going to start writing the date, … [Read more...]

Book Review: Hannah Coulter, membership and modern life

It’s not a secret that I love Wendell Berry. One of the first posts I ever wrote on this blog was about Jayber Crow, and I find a way to include a Wendell Berry book on about every top ten list I possibly can. Recently I re-read Hannah Coulter for a … [Read more...]

Book Review: Internal landscapes and The Road from Coorain

So, I exaggerated in my brief description of this memoir by Jill Ker Conway in my top nonfiction books of 2011. It’s only the first seven pages of this book that are description of the Australian landscape. But those seven pages were enough to make … [Read more...]

Top Nonfiction Books of 2011

I find comparing books of fiction to books of nonfiction too difficult. All in all, the experience of reading fiction versus nonfiction is very different, though one of the books below might be the exception to that rule. And separating the two … [Read more...]

Top Ten Fiction Books of 2011

As the last week of 2011 trickles away, I’m glad to report I have achieved my sole reading goal for the year and hit the 100-book mark. As of today, I’m officially at 102, which I believe bests last year by one book. Last year I wrote my top ten list … [Read more...]

Book Review: The Art of Fielding

I finished The Art of Fielding a couple of days ago. I read it because my friend Emily at As the Crowe Flies (And Reads!) raved about it. And, of course, because it’s on The New York Times list of best books of 2011. And because after finishing it, … [Read more...]