Rachael Nisenkier

I have a passion for both memoirs and religious stories, so it seemed like Mennonite in a Little Black Dress was written for me. Yet the overall narrative left me cold. The author, Rhoda Janzen, has had an interesting and occasionally tragic life. And she chronicles it all with a humor and good cheer that […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

This little Game of Thrones thing sure is exploding, isn’t it? I did a piece a little while ago on Event Books, and next Tuesday’s (ONE WEEK!) release of the fifth book in the Song of Ice and Fire series, A Dance With Dragons, has me in a tizzy unseen since at least the last […]

Books, Music and Love Stories…sigh
  Kelly Bedard

We’ve been trying to find the most fitting way of introducing My Bookshelf readers to our newest site, My Music. Lo and behold, the perfect answer fell into our laps. Here, in a joint-feature with My Music, is the best song ever written! (okay, slight exaggeration, but it’s fantastic and wonderfully literarily dorky).

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  Rachael Nisenkier

Name: Rachael Currently Reading: A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin (book 4 in the Song of Ice and Fire series) Currently Thinking: Holy crap! I feel under-qualified to talk about A Feast for Crows, or any of the books in the Song of Ice and Fire series (better known by its television moniker, […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

Welcome to a new recurring feature over here at MyBookshelf. Quick Hits is a monthly feature that will allow us at MyBookshelf to share a little bit about some books that we love, whether they be classic favorites or new discoveries. Rather than providing long reviews, these quick hits will give you just a little […]

  Kelly Bedard

The longest-tenured Artistic Director in the history of The Stratford Shakespeare Festival was an eccentric former actor famous for temper tantrums and stage fright. As a director, he staged some of the most popular productions the festival ever housed. In his 14 seasons in charge, he opened the new studio theatre, started the Birmingham conservatory […]

  Kelly Bedard

One of the year’s most successful literary offerings, One Day by David Nicholls is so much more than chick lit. The story of Emma and Dexter is hilarious, heartbreaking, poignant and inescapably honest. It also sports a truly excellent structure, dropping in on Em and Dex once a year from 1988 to 2006. The one […]

One of my favorite past times is the leisurely barnes and nobles stroll. When I was younger, and unaware that true hipsters would scoff at the fact that I prefer the bright lights and corporate opulence of the chain to the dusty, dirty selection available at most independent bookstores, I imagined how deep and thoughtful […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

Young Adult novels are like catnip for me. I eat them up like they’re about to disappear, and during the process I sink inside of them and stretch out like I’m meant to live there. Because of this, I read A LOT of young adult fiction, and even the worst of it tends to hold […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

It’s taken me just under a month to post on Mockingjay, the final installment of Suzanne Collins unparalleled trilogy, after having finished it. It wasn’t for lack of passion. But although I may have consumed the novel like a cheeseburger after a Yom Kippur, I wanted to let it slowly ruminate in my mind for […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

I think there’s a good subset of fans who consider Chamber of Secrets the weakest of the series. I have always been a part of this group. So it was with a mixture of determination and resolve that I approached re-reading the second book as part of my quest to re-read the whole series and […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

I think people who grew up when I did take for granted the idea of EVENT books. I spent most of my adolescence waiting with baited breath for one Harry Potter book or the other. Add to that the insane, giggly phenomena that is Twilight, and kids starting from the late 90s on were used […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

Perhaps it seems redundant to you to read yet another article about Harry Potter, especially three years after the final book came out. However, one of the singular joys of being a Harry Potter fan for me has been the ability to revisit these books throughout my life and discover new and exciting things about […]

Welcome
  Kelly Bedard

Hello Readers (ooh, that works both ways!), Welcome to My Bookshelf. This is the newest site to join the My Entertainment World family. We started with My TV, expanded with My Theatre and recently forayed into My Sports Stadium and My Cinema. With thousands of Facebook fans, hundreds of readers each day and a combined […]