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Running the Rift – Book Review

Running the Rift – Book Review

If you stretch a spring long enough, far enough, the metal will fail and the spring will snap. The same with a human body. The same with a human heart. The same, even, with a country. – from Running the Rift, page 231 – There are many horrific events in the historical record. The Rwandan […]

The 2012 Chunkster Challenge and Chun...

The 2012 Chunkster Challenge and Chunky Book Club

January 1 – December 31, 2012 2012 will be here before we know it – and The Chunkster Challenge is back. This year Vasilly from 1330V has joined me in hosting this popular challenge…and we’ve made a couple of changes (including moving the start date up to January 1st) which you can read about on […]

Maman’s Homesick Pie – Bo...

Maman’s Homesick Pie – Book Review

Exile is threaded into your daily life long after you have become a citizen and pledged your allegiance and can make the best brownies in the neighborhood. I was compelled to make sense of my parents’ journey from Iran to America to understand the world they inhabited. Just five years shy of my mother’s age […]

The Taste of Salt – Book Review

The Taste of Salt – Book Review

I have to go on from where I am. That’s why I don’t look back. That’s why I put it all behind me, put them all behind me, my family. They live in Cleveland. They don’t understand about the ocean. And that means they don’t understand about me. – from The Taste of Salt, page […]

The Marriage Artist – Book Revi...

The Marriage Artist – Book Review (and Giveaway)

When he thought of Wind, when he thought of Aleksandra, when he thought of his father – when Daniel thought of anyone he had known who was now dead – what survived of them was not only love. What survived also were the echoes of all the resistance they had thrown up to life (and […]

Wherever You Go – Read-A-Long S...

Wherever You Go – Read-A-Long Scheduled

Two of my favorite bloggers are hosting a read-a-long of a book I really enjoyed…so I just had to share the information with you! Earlier this year I read and reviewed Wherever You Go by Joan Leegant – it is a beautifully written book about religious conflict. There have been several reviews of this book […]

The True Memoirs of Little K – ...

The True Memoirs of Little K – Book Review

We girls at the Imperial Theater Schools were no exception. From our ranks, the emperors and the grand dukes, the counts and the officers of guards, chose their mistresses, kept an eye out for a shapely leg or a pretty face. Why, one of them described the ballet as an exhibit of beautiful women, a […]

A Doll’s House – Book Rev...

A Doll’s House – Book Review

You have loved me as a wife ought to love her husband. Only you had not sufficient knowledge to judge of the means you used. But do you suppose you are any the less dear to me, because you don’t understand how to act on your own responsibility? No, no; only lean on me; I […]

2011 – The Year of the Feminist...

2011 – The Year of the Feminist Classics

January 1 – December 31, 2011 A Year of Feminist Classics is a project started by Amy, Ana, Emily Jane and Iris, four book bloggers who share an interest in the feminist movement and its history. The project will work a little like an informal reading group: for all of 2011, we will each month […]

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