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Monthly archives for March, 2008

Utopia, Dystopia, Messtopia – A...

Utopia, Dystopia, Messtopia – An Essay

Cynthia Ozick  is an American writer who has written poems, novels and essays. She was on the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize in 2005 for her novel Heir to the Glimmering World (aka: The Bear Boy). Reviews for her work can be found on this site. Recently I discovered a short essay authored by […]

Embers – Book Review

Embers – Book Review

One spends a lifetime preparing for something. First one suffers the wound. Then one plans revenge. And waits. He had been waiting a long time now. -From Embers, page 16- Sandor Marai was born in the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1900 and became famous as a literary novelist. He was driven from Hungary after WWII due […]

What Kind Of A Flower Are YOU?

What Kind Of A Flower Are YOU?

With Spring in the air, I couldn’t resist this. I am a Sunflower: “When your friends think smile, they think of you. There is not a day that goes by that you can’t find something good about the world and your fellow human.” I am a Sunflower What Flower Are You? Tweet

Sunday Salon – March 30, 2008

Sunday Salon – March 30, 2008

March 30, 2008 8:00 AM Good morning, Saloners! I hope you are all enjoying your last Sunday in March. It looks to be a gorgeous day in sunny California, albeit a little chilly. Several lit bloggers are commenting on their best books of the first quarter of 2008, so I thought I’d join in. I […]

Jackfish, The Vanishing Village ̵...

Jackfish, The Vanishing Village – Book Review

“I know some people – feminists, academics, professionals – think it is incorrect to ask a person where they are from. And maybe they are right. But I need to get a deeper sense of a person by learning about where they are from and how that place shaped their past and their identity. How […]

Reading With Dr. Seuss

Reading With Dr. Seuss

In honor of the birthday of Dr. Seuss (March 2, 1904), I dragged out two of my favorite Seuss books. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish was a gift from my Nana on my 2nd birthday. The cover is tattered and worn – a sign of being re-read many, many times. I remember […]

Belong To Me – Book Review

Belong To Me – Book Review

It seemed impossible that you could stand in a kitchen making hot chocolate and grilled-cheese sandwiches with your best friend dying in the next room, the voices of her children tangled up with the voices of your own, that you could butter bread and watch, through the window, the trees relinquishing their leaves and hear […]

Sunday Salon – March 23, 2008

Sunday Salon – March 23, 2008

March 23, 2008 10:50AM Good morning Sunday Saloners and Happy Easter to those of you who celebrate this religious holiday! This morning I slept in later than usual with my husband on one side of me and little Gizmo curled up on the other side. The sun shining between the trees and a cool breeze […]

Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Book ...

Uncle Tom’s Cabin – Book Review

So long as the law considers all these human beings, with beating hearts and living affections, only as so many things belonging to a master, -so long as the failure, or misfortune, or imprudence, or death of the kindest owner, may cause them any day to exchange a life of kind protection and indulgence for […]

New Feature

New Feature

I’ve spent some time today creating a new page for my blog called Book Reviews. By clicking on the tab for this page, readers will find links to all book reviews on my site – organized by author. I’ve separated them into fiction and non fiction. Let me know what you think! Tweet

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