Archive for January 2017

Maturity, Schmaturity: A New Kind of Grown Up

When was the first time you felt like a grown up? As my blogging group mulls over this question as part of our monthly writing meet-up, I can’t help but laugh at the coincidence in this Seinfeld episode that aired earlier tonight: I suspect for a lot of people, that moment of feeling like we’ve... Read more »

About that CIA Wall: The Book of Honor by Ted Gup

About that CIA Wall: The Book of Honor by Ted Gup
The Wall of Honor is a real thing. He Who Shall Not Be Named visited that sacred space yesterday afternoon — we don’t need to cover that here. That said, the visit and its tone resulted in some pushback about what was said and where it was said from. If you’re an inquiring mind, you... Read more »

Sleep, Sex and Sisters: The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian

Sleep, Sex and Sisters: The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian
Sleep really is one of life’s last great mysteries. Think about it — it’s the one thing you are present for but of which you have no active knowledge of, or control over, what you are doing. And for most of us, thankfully, it’s … sedate. Chances are, you spend your slumber flat on your... Read more »
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Book Review: The Nix is The Fix You Need

Book Review: The Nix is The Fix You Need
There are good books. There are great books. And then there are those books. Those books seem to come along once every year or two. Books that really deserve both their critical and popular acclaim. You know—like Gone Girl, The Art of Fielding, A Little Life, The Night Circus … The Nix is one of... Read more »

Litzy's 2016 Book List

Litzy's 2016 Book List
For a year that’s been one most would like to forget, I gotta admit — it was a pretty fantastic year for my bookshelf. Ideally, I’d have put my nose in a book more often. I say that every year. But with the Olympics, THE CUBS, the election, the aftermath and the dog I adopted,... Read more »