Book Review: The Lady and Her Monsters by Roseanne Montillo

The subtitle is what drew my attention to The Lady and Her Monsters: A Tale of Dissections, Real-Life Dr. Frankensteins, and the Creation of Mary Shelley’s Masterpiece. I love knowing what goes into notable works of art, be they books, paintings, music, or any other creative endeavor. Because Frankenstein is one of those books that […]


Happy Birthday, Girl Scouts!

Happy birthday, Girl Scouts!!! This year marks the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Girl Scouts and today is the big day that Juliette Gordon Low first gathered 18 girls to form the first troop. This, of course, means celebration via Girl Scout cookie eating and a stroll through the history of Girl Scouts. Grab […]

Lunchtime Poll

LTP: 10/18

Recently I began reading Patti Smith’s memoir of her life with Robert Mapplethorpe, Just Kids, which got me thinking about the endless memoir reading I did in high school of figures in the Beat Generation and of a number of women poets. I love a good memoir.