Archive for April 2019

The Mind Can Play Awful Games: Before She Was Found by Heather Gudenkauf

The Mind Can Play Awful Games: Before She Was Found by Heather Gudenkauf
I need Millie Bobby Brown to the set, please. I can sometimes get on a kick in which I picture characters in a book I am reading as the celebrities that I think would best play them — in this case, MBB in the role of Cora Landry, a highly anxious 12-year-old just trying to... Read more »

You'll Wish It Was Only Fiction: Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

You'll Wish It Was Only Fiction: Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
The good news with a book like “Bad Blood“?  You won’t want to put it down. The bad news? You’ll really wish it was just a suspenseful thriller and not the true story of a Silicon Vally startup that, had it been left unchecked, well … I’m left so spooked by the story about Theranos and is... Read more »

I Lived, I Loved: When You Read This by Mary Adkins

I Lived, I Loved: When You Read This by Mary Adkins
Sometimes, the best kind of time is forced down time. A wee family emergency over the weekend spun up into three days of back and forth between home and hospital (Everyone’s just fine, thank you) and while working remotely is and was doable, there are places where a book is just better than a laptop. I... Read more »
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So You Wanna Start a Business: I'm Not Really a Waitress by Suzi Weiss Fischmann

So You Wanna Start a Business: I'm Not Really a Waitress by Suzi Weiss Fischmann
Success in life is really all about how you define it. That, and … well … the ability to survive on as minimal an amount of sleep as possible. I am not a business person, nor have I ever harbored a serious desire to start one, outside of daydreaming about owning a bookstore-slash-funky-gift-shop-slash-wine-bar somewhere on... Read more »

Ugh, Men: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Ugh, Men: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Never has a swamp seemed so romantic, isolating and even violent all at once. Leave it to men to make something so natural so damn complicated. In Delia Owen’s debut fictional effort, “Where the Crawdads Sing,“ the male/female relationship is dissected across sibling/parental/partner themes, as our protagonist Kya grows up in the marshlands of 1960s... Read more »