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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

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

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 … Continue reading

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

Adult Fiction 420 Characters by Lou Beach After the Apocalypse: Stories by Maureen F. McHugh All Yours by Claudia Pineiro, translated by Miranda France The Artist of Disappearance by Anita Desai The Bone Doll’s Twin (The Tamir Triad, #1) by Lynn Flewelling Book by Robert Grudin Diving Bells: And Other Stories by Lucy Wood Doc … Continue reading

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

Adult Fiction American Stories by Calvin Trillin Beauvallet by Georgette Heyer The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber The Horse of Selene by Jaunita Casey The Informationist by Taylor Stevens The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson Little, Big, Fantasy Masterworks #5 by John Crowley My Name is … Continue reading

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

Adult Fiction Arcadia by Lauren Groff The Daughter She Used to Be by Rosalind Noonan The Thief’s Only Child by Rexanne Becnel The Time In Between by Maria Duenas Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler Adult Non-Fiction I Dreamt I Was in Heaven: The Rampage of the Rufus Buck Gang by Leonce Gaiter The … Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

I struggle with this holiday, like I struggle with most American-history holidays, because we celebrants tend to remember only one side of the holiday story – the White side, the colonizer side, the winning side. Though my people (only 2nd generation here) came over after most of the overt colonizing had taken place, I struggle … Continue reading

Writing Advice: By Writers, For Writers

A recent post on The League of Extraordinary Writers blog inspired my own post, as I began thinking over all the writing advice I’ve read over the past few years. This is particularly helpful to me right now as I haven’t written anything other than an email or a letter to various relatives the past … Continue reading

Book Review: The Lost City of Z by David Grann

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazonby David GrannHardcover: 9780385513531, Doubleday (Random House), $27.50Paperback: 9781400078455, Vintage (Random House), $15.95 This was the most fascinating book I’ve read in a long time. It combines the very best of good reporting, action-adventure novel, history, anthropology, and biography. David Grann seamlessly weaves … Continue reading

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Back on the road again, and where do I head? The library, of course!
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