Archive for July 2017

Hanging Out Between the Pages

Hanging Out Between the Pages
Have you ever wished you could jump into a book? Wrap yourself between the pages and cozy up to one of the characters? As part of my blogging community’s monthly freeform writing exercise, we were asked tonight, “What fictional character (or characters) would you most like to spend time with and what would you do... Read more »

Love Means Growing Up: The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo

Love Means Growing Up: The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
Want a five word review? It’s a great beach read. Jill Santopolo’s “The Light We Lost” is an easy-to-get-lost-in read, meant to pull at your heartstrings and have you comparing it to “Me Before You.” The book’s protagonist and sole narrator, Lucy Carter, begins the story as a college student in New York City and... Read more »

Book Review: Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Senator Al Franken

I wanted to title this review, “Franken Brings the Funny.” Or, in a nod to Franken’s “favorite” adjective, “No Joke: Franken Writes with Robustness.” But he’s trying to do less of the silly in the Senate. Thank goodness he isn’t 100 percent successful. I’d like to offer a completely unbiased review, except that I have... Read more »
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Finding Yourself in Theft by Finding

Finding Yourself in Theft by Finding
Do you keep a diary? When it comes to writing, they’re the most curious combinations of introspection and social commentary to which we have access. Sometimes funny, sometimes cringe-worthy, I’ve kept my off-and-on journals in hopes that when I die, my kids will have a permanent record of how much I love them. And also... Read more »