On My Bookshelf, No. 11

To see previous posts in this series, click here. This is my bookshelf. Here is a snippet of what’s on it, ten at a time. Linden Hills (1985) by Gloria Naylor Mama Day… Continue reading

Testing Boundaries on My Side of the Mountain

My daughter and I have read a lot of books together lately. You’ve probably noticed, given my reviews of From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Island of the Blue… Continue reading

I Was Expecting More from This Book: Modern Motherhood

When I first came across Modern Motherhood: Women and Family in England, 1945-2000 (2012) by Angela Davis, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. I eyed it for a few weeks,… Continue reading

On My Bookshelf, No. 10

To see previous posts in this series, click here. This is my bookshelf. Here is a snippet of what’s on it, ten at a time. A Family Daughter (2006) by Maile Meloy Half… Continue reading

Be Kind Towards Women: A Town Like Alice

I’ve probably seen the movie version of A Town Like Alice at least ten times. It was one of those movies my mom would put on during a rainy Saturday afternoon, like Anne… Continue reading

Honoring Jane Austen

Most women enjoy or appreciate Jane Austen’s work. I am one of those women, and although I don’t necessarily like everything I’ve read by Austen, and while I haven’t actually read all of… Continue reading

On My Bookshelf, No. 9

To see previous posts in this series, click here. This is my bookshelf. Here is a snippet of what’s on it, ten at a time. Passing (1929) by Nella Larsen Quicksand (1928) by… Continue reading

Piles of Books

I have piles of books all over my house, probably like many of you do. These piles are constantly growing and changing, and someday, I hope to actually have them put away, unless,… Continue reading

Literary Wives: My Father’s Wives

I’m taking a cynical approach with this month’s Literary Wives book pick, My Father’s Wives (2015) by Mike Greenberg. It seems to me that the book taught that wives are expendable and that… Continue reading

Sampling Rose Wilder Lane

Weeks ago, I wrote about my experience in visiting famed author of the Little House books Laura Ingalls Wilder’s house in Mansfield, Missouri. I had read her newly released autobiography before taking this… Continue reading