Archive for July 2018

Less: When a Really Good Book Wins the Pulitzer

Less: When a Really Good Book Wins the Pulitzer
I have a love/hate relationship with literary competitions. I hate it when they pick a book that while good, is drudgery to read. I love it when they pick a book that makes me swoon. The Pulitzer peeps picked a good one last year. Andrew Sean Greer’s “Less” is, in a word, amazing. I picked... Read more »

The Idiot: Weren't We All One at Some Point?

The Idiot: Weren't We All One at Some Point?
Do you remember what you were like your freshman year in college? When you are in the thick of it, it’s hard to see the forest through the trees. Your day to day is your day to day. But looking back, do you see a person with a well-defined vision of his or her future,... Read more »

Summer Book Review: The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll

Summer Book Review: The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll
You can stop looking now. I found your summer beach read. Jessica Knoll’s sophomore effort, “The Favorite Sister” is just the kind of book you want for a summer’s day vacation. Gossipy, not too serious, but a thriller just the same. Much like her bestselling debut, “Luckiest Girl Alive,” it’s a page turner worthy of... Read more »
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Make a Few Minutes Mean Something: Pick Up a Book

Make a Few Minutes Mean Something: Pick Up a Book
So how much do you read? Are you a book-a-week or a book-a month kind of person? Did you once read a lot, but now lack the time? Or did your high school British Lit class and its 2-month long dissection of “Beowulf” scar you for life? I was scrolling through Facebook last night, waiting... Read more »