The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert: Read This If

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert: Read This If

I admit this freely: sometimes I look back on the time in my life when I devoured Eat, Pray, Love with a cozy, amber-tinged nostalgia. A particularly touchy feely, kum ba yah (in a very sweet, good way) friend gave it to me with flushed READ THIS IMMEDIATELY instructions, and I did. I was insanely […]

Appointment In Samarra by John O’Hara: Read This If

Appointment In Samarra by John O’Hara: Read This If

In a break from form, I’m going to introduce this novel (one that I can’t believe I’d never heard of let alone read) with the description on the inside cover: In December 1930, just before Christmas, the Gibbsville, PA, social circuit is electrified with parties and dances. At the center of the social elite stand […]

Literary Blog Hop: Who’s got time to read? And why’s reading important anyway?

Literary Blog Hop: Who’s got time to read? And why’s reading important anyway?

It’s Literary Blog Hop time again, hosted by The Blue Bookcase. This month’s question: How do you find time to read, what’s your reading style and where do you think reading literature should rank in society’s priorities?  Finding time to read: It’s not so much about finding time but making time. Last year I managed […]

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 […]