Bridget Jones Mad About the Boy

When I started reading Bridget Jones Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding, I thought, “Bridget Jones and I live not identical but parallel lives.”  When she was a bumbling singleton, so was… Continue reading

Me Before You

I don’t read a lot of books touted as love stories.  I try not to be cynical, but life experiences leave me cringing when I read one.  I am glad I ignored my… Continue reading

When the Emperor was Divine

Sparse… this word best describes When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka.  The tale of one Japanese- American family’s evacuation and relocation during World War II from California to the Utah desert. … Continue reading

Dept. of Speculation by Jennny Offill

If you’ve ever experienced infidelity, bedbugs, motherhood, or feel like your brain goes from one random thought to another… Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill is for you.  Written from the perspective of… Continue reading

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Superbowl Sunday is today.  I may be the only person in America not tuning in.  I’d rather read or write.  Especially after reading Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain.  For all… Continue reading

The Silver Star by Jeanette Walls

Jeanette Walls has written three books – One memoir and two fiction titles.  Today, I finished her third book, The Silver Star.  It’s not my favorite book of hers – I’m in the… Continue reading

The Invention of Wings

“Do what you have to do, censure us, withdraw your support, we’ll press on anyway.  Now, sirs, kindly take your feet off our necks.” – Sarah Grimke p.334  The Invention of Wings by… Continue reading

The Things They Carried

Somewhere I heard about The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien.  I decided to check it out assuming it was a nonfiction book describing various personal items soldiers carried into war.  You know…pictures,… Continue reading

I Did Meet Sue Monk Kidd

Sometimes life throws something unexpected in your day. My board meeting was cancelled so I was able to attend Sue Monk Kidd’s event. I was the last in the signing line. Sue clarified… Continue reading

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

Between 5 preschool storytimes a week and working the desk in the Children’s Department at the library, I don’t spend a lot of time at the desk where most books are checked out. … Continue reading