Tag Archive: Book Review

Walk a Mile in Mommy Man’s Shoes

Although memoirs seem to have exploded in numbers over the last decade, and may be becoming tiresome as a genre, I personally enjoy them for the simple fact that they allow me to… Continue reading

Warming Up to Bridget Jones’s Diary

When I began reading Bridget Jones’s Diary (1996) by Helen Fielding and number 68 the BBC book list, I hated it.  It is full of foul language, dirty references, and the seemingly pathetic… Continue reading

Teaching Technical Writing with Help from Stephen Hawking

A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes (1988) by Stephen Hawking has been sitting on my nightstand for quite some time.  Now that it is summer and I’m… Continue reading

Flinging Dirt in Robert Penn Warren’s All the King’s Men

Robert at 101 Books (one of my favorite blogs) is currently reading All the King’s Men (1946) by Robert Penn Warren.  Robert’s posts about the novel and his upcoming review of it have… Continue reading

Bryson’s Whiny Notes from a Small Island

I’m guess I’m just not a big fan of Bill Bryson’s.  I have enjoyed his books, but I am always put off by his whining.  Yes, whining, or as the British say, whinging. … Continue reading

Hemingway Week: A Farewell to Arms

I enjoyed reminiscing about Ernest Hemingway’s books so much while reading and posting on The Paris Wife, that I’ve decided to post five days this week on the works of Ernest Hemingway.  I’ll… Continue reading

Literary Wives Series: The Starter Wife, in Paris

Three is a crowd.  This becomes abundantly clear in Paula McLain’s popular novel The Paris Wife (2011).  The fictional narrative is from Hadley Richardson Hemingway’s perspective.  She is the first (and as we… Continue reading

I Noticed Seagulls: Birds and Breast Cancer

I can almost always see seagulls flying overhead.  They fly over my house, sometimes so high that I can barely tell they are birds.  They look like luminous white balloons tossed in tandem… Continue reading

How Would You Live If Your Child Were Still Missing?

I decided to read Still Missing (1981) by Beth Gutcheon because of this bookmark. It’s a bookmark from Persephone Books.  They send me one each time they send out their catalog.  Persephone books… Continue reading

The Social Construction of Technology: Bicycles, Bakelite, Bulbs, and the Dishwasher

Part of my childhood was spent in a tiny town on a Navajo reservation, where we lived in a trailer.  We were one of the lucky few of the residents to have running… Continue reading