A New Twist

I have been a firm believer in watching adaptations before reading the books that they are based on. That enables my mental picture to not influence my level of enjoyment on screen. Then there was American Gods, where I got to experience it both orders. The background concept for the book is what happens to… Continue reading A New Twist

Animal Vegetable Miracle

Animal Vegetable Miracle

Last year I discovered the work of Barbara Kingsolver quite by accident. I was browsing through the audiobook section of the library and found Flight Behavior. I vaguely recalled having read something about it, so I decided to give it a go. I love it when authors are talented at reading their own stories, and she definitely… Continue reading Animal Vegetable Miracle

Keeping the House

Keeping the House

I was thinking back on my 1950's housewife post after listening to the audio book of Keeping the House by Ellen Baker. It is another of my chance stumble upons while browsing the library's collection. It is a story of a family throughout the 30 years they lived in a beautiful house in a small… Continue reading Keeping the House

Gratitude

Today is going to be a very different Thanksgiving Day for my family. My Dad, Barb, and Rebecca are on their way to a tropical adventure. Meanwhile, DH2U and I are so pleasedl to have been invited to join some friends and their extended family for a Thanksgiving brunch at a restaurant. I've never eaten at… Continue reading Gratitude

New-to-Me Author

I can't believe a mediocre book is getting a second mention on my blog. I first mentioned The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P in talking about how what we think we want is not always what we really want. What I am grateful for regarding that book is that it introduced me to author Dave Eggers.… Continue reading New-to-Me Author