Archive for October 2017

Ears Not Required: Not a Sound by Heather Gudenkauf

Ears Not Required: Not a Sound by Heather Gudenkauf
It’s almost Halloween — let me see if I can scare you. Imagine you’re on a wooded trail. It’s pitch black outside. It’s freezing. There’s half a foot of snow on the ground. And there’s a guy that wants to kill you chasing after you. Oh, and he’s immobilized your service dog. Did I forget... Read more »

Funny is Between the Pages

Where do you find your funny? This month, my blogging community is exploring the concept of humor. What is your sense of humor? What do you think is funny? Has it evolved over time? Devolved? Are you a Billy Madison or a 50 First Dates? I have to admit, I’m having a hard time pinning... Read more »

Middle School is Just So Messy: The Burning Girl by Claire Messud

Middle School is Just So Messy: The Burning Girl by Claire Messud
Do you remember the first time you let a friend talk you into a bad idea? It’s an adolescent rite of passage – making the wrong choice. For some, it’s a momentary thrill, followed by waves of panic that you’ll get caught, and then bathing in the guilt that’s left behind when the day is... Read more »
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Family drama FTW: Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory

Family drama FTW: Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory
Hey, HBO: I found your next miniseries. If only. I need to see Daryl Gregory’s “Spoonbenders” come to life. A movie, a miniseries, I don’t care. I need the Telemachus family back in my world for a while. I feel like I am going through withdrawals. It’s that good. Any follower of mine knows I... Read more »

You Think You Know Somebody: Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane

You Think You Know Somebody: Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane
When you don’t really know who you are, is it that much easier to become someone new? Rachel Childs has spent nearly four decades in that transient state of an ill-defined identity. First, as a young child of a single mother that is intent on keeping it that way. Then, as a young adult searching... Read more »