Monday, December 30, 2013

When Even the Smallest Moments in Time Make All the Difference

Book Review for "Perfect" by Rachel Joyce

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

My Top Five (or Six) Books of 2013

My Favorite Reads Released this Past Year

Saturday, December 21, 2013

A Girl who is Part Mystery, Part Fantasy

Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Making of a French Empress

Book Review for "Becoming Josephine" by Heather Webb

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Teaching Men Manners is No Laughing Matter?

Book Review for "Cassandra French's Finishing School for Boys" by Eric Garcia

Friday, December 13, 2013

One Family, One Holiday, Many Generations of Women

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Not Seeing the Trees for the Forest

Book Review for "All Russians Love Birch Trees" by Olga Grjasnowa

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Death Among the Dreidel Set

Book Review for "Chanukah Guilt" by Ilene Schneider

Friday, December 6, 2013

Ten Warmly Flowing Stories of Louisiana

Friday, November 15, 2013

The Anthropology of Motherhood

Monday, November 11, 2013

Tasty but not Scrumptious

Book Review for "Chocolat" by Joanne Harris

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Adopted Siblings Road to Discovery

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Looking for Mister Good-Read

How many times has a book blurb made you immediately think "been there, done that"?

Friday, October 18, 2013

A match made in heaven or a literary crime?

Book Review for "Death Comes to Pemberley" by P.D. James

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Many Collective Nouns for Rooks

Book Review for "Bellman & Black" by Diane Setterfield

Thursday, October 3, 2013

A Trio of Girls and Their Off-Key Father

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Lessons in Grieving

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Is Chick-Lit getting a Bum Rap?

  First Impressions

Friday, September 6, 2013

A Life in the Day...

Book Review for "Ostrich" by Matt Greene

Thursday, September 5, 2013

A Poetic Memoir of Ondaatje's visits to Sri Lanka

Friday, August 23, 2013

A Pre-Revolutionary French Feast of Fiction

Book Review for "The Last Banquet" by Jonathan Grimwood

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Gender Roles in Literature

Do Female Characters Get the Short Shrift?

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Slavery Through Women's Eyes

Book Review for "The Wedding Gift" by Marlene Suyapa Bodden 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

"The Missingest Man in New York"

Monday, August 5, 2013

A New Fairy Tale & Ballet

Book Review for "Raven Girl" by Audrey Niffenegger

Saturday, August 3, 2013

On Genre Preferences and Reviewing Books

Can a reviewer do justice to a book in a genre they don't usually read?

Friday, August 2, 2013

A Trek of Self-Discovery

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Comfort Foods and Curious Phenomena

Book Review for "The Kitchen Daughter" by Jael McHenry.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Who is the better writer - Robert Galbraith or J.K. Rowling?

Monday, July 15, 2013

A Novel of Art, Birds and Mysteries

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Come to me, my little pretties!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Great Debate: Electronic vs. Dead Tree Books

Which are better - eBooks or print ones?

Saturday, June 8, 2013

The subtlety of words

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Magical Realism In Literature - Does it Work?

When and how should authors ask us to suspend disbelief?

Friday, May 31, 2013

One Novel, Two Readers, Different Effects

Friday, May 17, 2013

So… who is this "Chocolate Lady" of whom you speak?

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Prepare to Die… Laughing

Book Review for "The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure" by William Goldman.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Who am I to be writing book reviews?

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

What the Dickens??

Book Review for "Jack Maggs" by Peter Carey

Monday, May 13, 2013

In the beginning