Book Review: The Milk Lady of Bangalore by Shoba Narayan

As Shoba Narayan becomes increasingly obsessed with cows, milk, and other cow by-products she takes us on a journey of self-discovery and milk-discovery. I will never look at milk the same way again!

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Top Ten Books Featuring Death

Once I'd thought up ten titles in this category - featuring in some way the Grim Reaper, Death itself, or death rituals - without breaking a sweat, it seemed too funny and frankly interesting to not share it.

New Releases: Books Published September 26, 2017 for Children + Teens

Including Humpty Dumpty, Virginia Lee Burton, Sherman Alexie, Mark Twain, and more!

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.

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.

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, $10.99Judge 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, teenaged Rufus Buck … Continue reading In My Mailbox

Top Ten Books I Want to Give as Gifts

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 because it … Continue reading Top Ten Books I Want to Give as Gifts

Books I Discovered This Week: 11/27/11-12/03/11

Adult Fiction420 Characters by Lou Beach After the Apocalypse: Stories by Maureen F. McHugh All Yours by Claudia Pineiro, translated by Miranda FranceThe Artist of Disappearance by Anita Desai The Bone Doll's Twin (The Tamir Triad, #1) by Lynn FlewellingBook by Robert Grudin Diving Bells: And Other Stories by Lucy WoodDoc by Mary Doria RussellGalore … Continue reading Books I Discovered This Week: 11/27/11-12/03/11

Books I Discovered This Week: 11/13/11-11/19/11

Adult FictionAmerican Stories by Calvin Trillin Beauvallet by Georgette Heyer The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven GallowayThe Crimson Petal and the White by Michel FaberThe Horse of Selene by Jaunita Casey The Informationist by Taylor StevensThe Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson Little, Big, Fantasy Masterworks #5 by John CrowleyMy Name is Red by Orhan PamukNo One … Continue reading Books I Discovered This Week: 11/13/11-11/19/11

Books I Discovered This Week: 11/06/11-11/12/11

Adult FictionArcadia by Lauren GroffThe Daughter She Used to Be by Rosalind Noonan The Thief's Only Child by Rexanne BecnelThe Time In Between by Maria DuenasWhy We Broke Up by Daniel Handler Adult Non-FictionI Dreamt I Was in Heaven: The Rampage of the Rufus Buck Gang by Leonce Gaiter The Love Lives of the Artists: … Continue reading Books I Discovered This Week: 11/06/11-11/12/11