#BookReviews: Hillbilly Elegy’s Breadth Over Depth and More…
Jun12

#BookReviews: Hillbilly Elegy’s Breadth Over Depth and More…

The first half of 2017 hasn’t turned up any literary gems I’ve fallen in love with, but nonetheless I managed to read a few books I’ve enjoyed. As for the titles like Hillbilly Elegy, it’s still possible to take away important points even though the bestselling memoir stuck me as lackluster. Most of my reading these days occurs via Audible audiobooks while walking my dog. I combed through my Kindle archive the...

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#BookReviews: A Man Called Ove’s Curmudgeonly Charm and More…
Dec12

#BookReviews: A Man Called Ove’s Curmudgeonly Charm and More…

The Swedish novel A Man Called Ove turned out to be my favorite book of 2016. I only finished it yesterday, so I did indeed save the best for last. When it came to this year’s goal of finding more reading time, I got creative to say the least. In order to reach my goal of fifty books, I included works published by clients as well as a steady selection of audiobooks. That aside, my list of books actually “read” comes...

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#BookReviews: Station Eleven’s Optimistic Dystopia and More…
Jun13

#BookReviews: Station Eleven’s Optimistic Dystopia and More…

Where does the reading time go? Back in January, I posted some Tips on Finding More Reading Time. I still have half a year to meet my yearly goal of 50 books. Eons ago, when I fancied myself a book blogger, the reviews I wrote for titles such as Fifty Shades of Grey brought me my first editing inquires. I may have shifted my blogging focus over the years but always enjoy chatting about books and literature in general. I will now be...

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#BookReview: Moments in Millennia–A Fantasy Anthology
Mar27

#BookReview: Moments in Millennia–A Fantasy Anthology

Anthologies offer up a smorgasbord of literature with lots of tasty treats and the occasional dish that doesn’t go over very well. Most of you know my tastes lean toward contemporary and literary fiction as well as memoirs and creative nonfiction. I’ve read the Best American series for short stories and essays 15 years running in order to say abreast of what literary journals esteem. While I don’t inhale science...

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The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides #BookReview
Feb06

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides #BookReview

Even though I saw the movie version of Jeffrey Eugenides’ literary fiction novel years ago, I never got around to reading it. The Virgin Suicides is the only book that has also been made into a movie that I kept on this year’s reading list. With so many titles to read, I figure life is too short to linger on ones already made into decent movies. A bit harsh perhaps, but the point is The Virgin Suicides made that cut due to...

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