The Weird Sisters

The Weird Sisters

The Weird Sisters, by Eleanor Brown, was an absolutely delightful read. The story, as you might imagine, centers around three sisters who return to their Midwestern home for varying reasons. On the surface, they tell themselves that it is because their mother has been diagnosed with the big C. While this is obviously one of […]

Bookmaids

Books have always been better friends to me than actual people. They show up when needed, are not usually judgmental but don’t mince words, and often somehow have the right thing to say for a particular moment. Friends seem to fill a particular segment in time in my life, then vanish into the night or […]

Unbroken: final thoughts

UNBROKEN by Laura Hillenbrand This story has now rattled around and percolated in my brain for long enough to jot some final thoughts about Unbroken. There can be no doubt it was compellingly written, in a manner which drew me into the lives of these men as they suffered countless brutalities and indignities. I might […]

Mind that Gender Gap

Mind that Gender Gap

Image Credit: George Bates The Vida 2010 Count was released at the beginning of the month, and it’s the talk of the literary world… well, at least, the literary world in which women reside. Men, so far, don’t seem quite so interested. Oh, wait, one just weighed in, remarking: The bottom line at Tin House […]

Unbroken

Unbroken

I’m not quite half way through with Unbroken, and the read is a somewhat harrowing experience. The savage cruelties of which humans are capable are unfathomable, and seem to be compounded dramatically in war. It’s incredibly uncomfortable, nauseating and even disorienting to read of all the amazingly horrific atrocities these people suffered on a daily […]