The Hunger Games: Impressions

The Hunger Games: Impressions

It’s been a long, long while since I’ve read a book in a day; in fact, so long I can’t tell you the last year this happened let alone the day. However, I tore right through The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. The story was that engaging and compelling – and my Sunday that open […]

The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence

Edith Warton’s The Age of Innocence gives us a glimpse of what life was like for the New York elite in the 1870s. Social conventions are valued more highly than anything, than happiness or even money. Newland Archer despised this aspect of his well-privileged life, and spends the novel inwardly wanting to rebel against it and […]

Update: Slow

Update: Slow

So: I’m feeling a little slow. Mostly because it’s March 16 and I’ve only finished 7 books this year, which seems sad.  I mean, yes, I do have a full time job, and a volunteer job, but I don’t have kids or a jam-packed social life or physical ailments to exhaust me, so really, what’s […]

The Cookbook Collector

The Cookbook Collector

The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman is not at all about what the title might suggest. It is not about cooking; it is about studying cooking by reading instead of actually cooking. But it’s not really about that either – it’s about yearning for meaning in life, for something tangible, but finding oneself unable to get […]