A Realistic Depiction of An Apocalypse: Station Eleven

I read Station Eleven (2014) by Emily St. John Mandel at the suggestion of my blogging friend Naomi of Consumed by Ink. I listened to it as I drove to and from school… Continue reading

Reading Lately

I have read quite a few books lately, but I haven’t posted about them in detail. There’s literally no time, given the work I’m doing on my dissertation, the academic jobs I’ve been… Continue reading

Getting to Know You: Survey Results

A year ago, I collaborated with Ariel from One Little Library, Kay from What Me Read, and Tamara from Traveling With T. to survey our readers about what they (you!) enjoy in a… Continue reading

The Drive Home

Being afraid is exhilarating. I had just dashed up the carpeted stairs of our hundred-year-old house, pushing the laundry chute closed as I passed. I made it to my purple room and crashed… Continue reading

Must Read: Ta-Nehisi Coates

I’ve been hearing buzz about Ta-Nehisi (pronounced Tah Neh-hah-see) Coates’s work for a few months now, so I decided to “read” his book Between the World and Me (2015) by listening to it… Continue reading

On My Bookshelf, No. 15

To see previous posts in this series, click here. This is my bookshelf. Here is a snippet of what’s on it. They Knew Mr. Knight (1934) by Dorothy Whipple Frost in May (1933)… Continue reading

People in My Neighborhood

In every community, there is a hierarchy. There are always people who seem “cooler” (or who think they are cooler) and make it known. These people often congratulate each other publicly and get… Continue reading

Literary Wives: The Silent Wife

Welcome to the latest post in the Literary Wives series. Every two months, a group of bloggers reads a book with word “wife” in the title, and we attempt to answer the following… Continue reading

Rest in Peace, Madge

Last week on September 16, my paternal grandmother, Madge Lorene Carmack Thompson, died in a hospital in Missouri, surrounded by her sons. She was 78 years old and had been battling cancer. I… Continue reading

On My Bookshelf, No. 14

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. Breathing Lessons (1988) by Anne Tyler The Amateur… Continue reading