Book Review: The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch

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

Sara’s Top 5 Favorite Books Published in 2013

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.

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It’s Lonely in the Rye

…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.

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Trivia Tuesday: Riddle Me This

question marksI’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

“Indians in the House”: Re-Reading My Favorite Chapter from Little House

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