Archive for October 2019

Time Can't Heal Every Wound: The Travelers by Regina Porter

Time Can't Heal Every Wound: The Travelers by Regina Porter
Sometimes, time is just where life takes you. For the cast of characters — and it’s a lengthy one — in Regina Porter’s “The Travelers,” time plays a pivotal role in each of their intersecting lives. And its in this span of about 60 years that readers get to immerse themselves in the Vincent, Applewood,... Read more »

Fighting the Good Fight Against Very Bad Men: Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow

Fighting the Good Fight Against Very Bad Men: Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow
Well, that’s just great. Now I don’t know who or what to believe anymore. Thanks, Ronan. No, really – thank you. I’ve long thought I employed a healthy level of skepticism when it comes to all things media. But thanks to Ronan Farrow’s bestseller “Catch and Kill,” it’s clear I need to ratchet up my... Read more »

When Good Test Scores Mean You Get to Live with Nurse Ratchet: The Institute by Stephen King

When Good Test Scores Mean You Get to Live with Nurse Ratchet: The Institute by Stephen King
Finally, a school for special abilities that parents won’t fight over or bribe administrators to attend. Probably. Full disclosure – big Stephen King fan here. The likelihood I was going to enjoy “The Institute” was as high as some of the characters’ BDNF scores (more on that in just a minute). Not all King work... Read more »
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Dancing with Disillusionment: Stay Up with Hugo Best

Dancing with Disillusionment: Stay Up with Hugo Best
Did you have an idol when you were a kid? Someone you wanted desperately to be? To meet? To love? I remember standing in line somewhere, likely a bookstore, waiting to meet Judy Blume. somewhere along the path from childhood to here, I lost the autographed picture I received from her that day — a... Read more »