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The Lost City of Z: Book Review + Movie Trailer

Years ago, I read a book called THE LOST CITY OF Z by David Grann. My book review was posted in August 2010. I loved that book and it continues to exist on my 10 most recommended books list seven years later. Continue reading

2017: The Year of Non-Fiction

I declare 2017 to be The Year of Non-fiction! What non-fiction books do YOU recommend for 2017? Writers of color, female or transgender, from a country other than the US are all a bonus quality, but ultimately I’m looking for engaging non-fiction on any and every topic. Continue reading

Book Review: The Little Paris Bookshop

Full disclosure: I sobbed during the last three chapters and epilogue of this book. It was totally worth it. Continue reading

Book Review: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Beautiful Ruins Jess Walter ISBN: 9780061928123 (Hardcover | Published June 12, 2012 | Harper) I’m in an informal book club with a group of lovely women my friend Jaime (a landscape architect) brought together. We came together to celebrate Jaime’s birthday, and in a very natural way throughout the course of the evening, we decided … Continue reading

2011 Book Survey

Thanks to Literary Musings for providing me with this book survey. This is actually a meme being held over at The Perpetual Page-Turner. (Disclaimer: I read so much, it’s often difficult for me to remember my exact feelings around any particular title if it’s not by a favorite author, much-anticipated, or knocked my socks off. … Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday: Diving Bells: And Other Stories by Lucy Wood

Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. My posts about adult literary fiction are here: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey My posts about my guilty pleasure reading (romantic, often paranormal, novels) can be found here: … Continue reading

Top Ten Books I Want for the Holidays

The Broke and the Bookish, a brilliant book blog,  hosts a weekly top ten list meme. I like this meme because I like lists. I like this meme because it reminds me of the Top 5 lists from High Fidelity (by Nick Hornby as a book, starring John Cusak as a movie). And I like this meme … Continue reading

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by The Story Siren. This week, I received:  I Dreamt I Was in Heaven: The Rampage of the Rufus Buck Gangby Leonce Gaiter9780615490106, Legba Books, $10.99 Judge Isaac C. Parker’s judicial tyranny over the entire 74,000-square-mile Indian Territory was coming to an end. Against this background, the multi-racial, … Continue reading

Book Review: The Story of Beautiful Girl by Rachel Simon

The Story of Beautiful Girlby Rachel Simon9780446574464, Grand Central Publishing, $24.99 Quietly enthralling. That’s the first thing that comes to mind when trying to describe this book. The basic facts – the lives of 4 people interwoven over a period of 40 years – don’t do justice to the elegant and simple way this novel … Continue reading

Friday Round-Up

Each week I round-up all the (mostly book-related) articles/blog posts/book reviews/websites/videos that entertained me during the week. Enjoy! Articles Publishing Perspectives talks about transmedia (no, not media about trans folks, publishing across platforms), as in what is it, who should use it, and when. The Guardian hosts a series in conjunction with Hive Network that … Continue reading

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