Sometimes I struggle with the books I receive for review. Maybe it is some personality defect. Jeanne Stevens almost lost me on the opening page of What’s Here Now? when she asks”is there ever too much Chip and JoJo?” You tell me – I have never heard of Chip and JoJo, but in context I […]
My ongoing question as I read the new novel Elysium Tide was: Where are the flying pigs? We all know there are no flying pigs in real life. Nor are there any pigs in this book. Given the suspension of disbelief required to enjoy this novel, I could have accepted flying pigs quite readily. Though […]
Beach reading season is officially with us. I thought this was an appropriate reminder for the end of June. I do read a fair amount of books electronically, but not usually by choice – and certainly not outdoors where the glare makes reading difficult. Sometimes though there is no paper option. I will say though, […]
I last posted this five years ago, with the title “The Picture Says It All.” I’m one of those “slices of trees” people.
I read fiction for enjoyment. But I don’t mind if it makes me think a little. You’ve heard me, on occasion, discuss the flaws of the romance novels, which I occasionally review here. While I am not a fan of the romance genre, I am a sucker for a good story. Which most romances aren’t. […]
I keep telling myself that stretching my mind is good for me. Which explains why I read Until Leaves Fall in Paris when it was offered to me for review. I’m not the target audience for romance novels. I think it has something to do with my gender. It isn’t that I am not a […]
I spent a good chunk of the weekend feeling uneasy. I blame the novel I was reading. Never, the new book from Ken Follett is a topical modern-day thriller. Follet made his reputation with thrillers, then expanded into historical blockbusters, and it is nice to see he hasn’t lost his touch. When you think of […]
It has been a perennial favorite here since I foirst posted it seven years agao, and last year it was the most view post of the year. Reading the post has me heading to the basement bookshelves to read teh book again. I had to write a book report last week for a course I […]