Archive for October 2015

Book Review: Whisper If You Need Me by Dina Silver

Book Review: Whisper If You Need Me by Dina Silver
There’s nothing like first love. Especially when it’s at summer camp. And it comes with a side of nut allergy and attempted murder. Author Dina Silver’s latest, “Whisper If You Need Me,” is her first YA novel—although if pressed, I would also put “One Pink Line” in that category as well. It’s the tale of... Read more »

You should like me. You should really like me.

You should like me. You should really like me.
I’ve never been much for actively soliciting friends. I did enough of it growing up, having moved several times, that as an adult, I’m kind of at the point where either it clicks with someone or it doesn’t. Maybe I’ve just had enough practice that it doesn’t feel like I am soliciting friendship so much... Read more »

Book Review: How to be a Grown-Up

Book Review: How to be a Grown-Up
Some weekends require a little chick-lit. After reading a beast of a book in Jonathan Franzen’s “Purity” and staring down several more heavy duty reads (City on Fire, Golden Age—the third in Jane Smiley’s trilogy, John Irving’s latest) this fall, I wanted to finish off a book in a single weekend. Something light, but interesting,... Read more »
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Book Review: Purity by Jonathan Franzen

Book Review: Purity by Jonathan Franzen
You know how you can tell if it took you a long time to read a book? Inside my copy of “Purity” by Jonathan Franzen is: The receipt The map of my daughter’s high school from Curriculum Night A college football program A college soccer program About six heat sheets for high school swim meets... Read more »