I had a dream about this review. Not the actual writing of it — watching myself with a notebook or laptop would be too dull to note — but instead the thematic turmoil involved. Read More Book Review: The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch
Yes, it’s a little late into 2014 to be doing one of these posts, but one always needs something new to read, don’t they? Let me suggest five books for your literary pleasure.
It’s a tough one today, folks. Read More Lunchtime Poll: The Hardest Question Ever Asked
…I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody’s around–nobody big, I mean–except me. And I’m standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff–I mean if they’re running and they don’t look where they’re going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That’s all I’d do all day. I’d just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it’s crazy, but that’s the only thing I’d really like to be. I know it’s crazy.
This evening, join me in getting to know one of our resident music experts, Maggie, a little better. See which five books she’d share after the cut. Read More 5 Books: Maggie
I’m feeling kind of old-school today. Before we had bar trivia, before quiz shows made it into primetime, we had riddles. Read More Trivia Tuesday: Riddle Me This
While the Little House on The Prairie television show was a few years before my time (I only saw re-runs late at night or in random doctor’s lobbies), my mother bought me the complete boxed set of Little House books, which I read over and over again. My favorite books were On the Banks of Plum Creek and Little House on the Prairie, and by far my favorite excerpt, the one I returned to over and over again, was the chapter wherein a duo of Native Americans (well, “Indians”) show up at the Ingalls’ house while Pa is away. Read More “Indians in the House”: Re-Reading My Favorite Chapter from Little House