Down River – Book Review

“Christians talk of a white stag that carried a vision of Christ between his antlers. They believe it’s a sign of impending salvation.” “That sounds nice.” “There are legends that go back much further. The ancient Celts believed something entirely different. Their legends speak of white deer leading travelers deep into the secret parts of…

Mr. Bones – A Short Story Review

My father, apparently a simple, cheery soul, was impossible to know. -From Mr. Bones- Paul Theroux wrote this short story which appeared on line at The New Yorker in September 2007. The narrator is a man remembering his father from many years previous. Right up front, he tells the reader that not only is his…

Tying up Loose Ends…

Today is the last day for this challenge! I am planning to leave the links up through July 10th for people to post links to their wrap up posts and May/June reads. For those of you who forgot to post links to reviews in the early part of the challenge, you may feel free to…

24 Hour Read-A-Thon: Update at Hour 14

I had to quickly post Vasilly’s challenge to just get in under the time limit. I’m growing very weary…and my brain is getting fuzzy. I hope to make it past midnight before having to get some sleep. My update is as follows: Book I’m reading: Finished book #2 and will next be reading  either Down…