The Wife, by Meg Wolitzer: Impressions

The Wife, by Meg Wolitzer: Impressions

Disclaimer: I absolutely adored The Wife, by Meg Wolitzer. First lines: “The moment I decided to leave him, the moment I thought, enough, we were thirty-five thousand feet above the ocean, hurtling forward but giving the illusion of stillness and tranquility. Just like our marriage, I could have said, but why ruin everything now?” Background/sysnopsis: […]

Mid-Night Update

Mid-Night Update

Well, I’ve certainly been remiss about posting here, and, apparently feeling so guilty about it, I was compelled to wake up in the middle of the night and write something. After finishing The Wife, by Meg Wolitzer, of course, which I absolutely loved. However, it’s 3:30 a.m. and I’ve only just finished it and would […]

Apparently Aging makes me Morbid, or Morose, or Melancholy, or Mindful. Sure. Let’s go with Mindful.

I am now 33 years old, and it feels like much time has passed and is passing faster and faster every day. Day to day I have to make all sorts of choices about what is good and important and fun, and then I have to live with the forfeiture of all other options those […]

American Gods by Neil Gaiman: Impressions

American Gods by Neil Gaiman: Impressions

American Gods, as a novel, is like a good scotch. Slightly offensive in its unfamiliarity to the palate at first, and then the complexity rolls out on the tongue in waves. The finish is long, smooth and satisfying, evaporating into the formless shape dreams take when you awake. Okay, so obviously I have no idea […]

Top Ten Lit Jerks

Top Ten Lit Jerks

Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish Disclaimer: Many of these are going to be from books I’ve read more recently and that are fresher in my memory. Odysseus – The Odyssey. So dude ‘gets lost’ sailing for 10 years, during 7 of which he has a torrid affair with Calypso (don’t give […]