Like many women my age, I grew up reading Judy Blume's books. It seemed as I grew older, so did the characters Blume wrote about. As far as beloved authors go, I feel like Judy Blume is this really awesome aunt who whispered in my ear the secrets of womanhood. She wrote about issues … Continue reading Book Review: In the Unlikely Event, by Judy Blume
Every now and then, I pick up a book I can't breeze through over a weekend. I love those books: those witty, lovely beach reads. But, sometimes––sometimes, I crave a novel that makes me pause, makes me think, perhaps makes me look at my own prejudices with a bit of vinegary honesty. And, if the … Continue reading Book Review: Disoriental, by Négar Djavadi (Translated from the French by Tina Kover for Europa editions)
Photo by Aleksei I on Unsplash It is easy and natural to put labels on things. I didn't say it was right, okay? Just natural. Our society categorizes everything: food, devices, books. People. Someone asks, "What do you like to do?" You answer, "I do yoga. I like to hike and kayak and I am training for a … Continue reading If I Were a Book, On What Shelf Would I Belong?
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