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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Ehrenreich, Barbara | Book Review

This book was interesting. The only reason I bought it (ages ago) was because it was on a front display table at a Borders, told you it was ages ago, and it was on sale for super cheap. I think it's been sitting on my bookshelf for about 7 years but I finally finished it because I've been trying to finish books I'm partway through. I'm glad I finished this book. It was written well and was interesting so if this is something you think you're interested in it's about what you'd expect. What it's like to try and make it on minimum wage jobs.

Not usually a book I would read. I don't go to a physical bookstore anymore to buy books. I get them all online - usually as eBooks but even when I'm snagging a paperback. I usually only buy those when I can get a signed copy. I know I wouldn't pick this title up today because there are so many Sci-Fi and Fantasy titles I can't wait to read - but this is a good reminder that as writers we should read broadly in all genres. It's good to read a lot of stuff in the genre that you want to write in to know what's been done but it's also good to glean all kinds of stuff you never know where you'll use from other kinds of books like non-fiction titles. I've been meaning to read some history lately but in the mean time I've been watching the amazing Crash Course videos. Lately I'm watching the U.S. History ones. They're really good. Anyways, thanks for stopping by!


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