“That is the way I was raised, by a black woman and a white man.” – Jean Louise Finch

“Prejudice, a dirty word, and faith, a clean one, have something in common: they both begin where reason ends.” I just finished crying, so I might have different feelings about this in five days, a month, three years from now, but right now, I just finished Go Set a Watchman and instead of being a ruiner,… More “That is the way I was raised, by a black woman and a white man.” – Jean Louise Finch

This Isn’t “Chick Lit” Because “Chick Lit” Shouldn’t Be a Thing….Ever.

Today, I will ask you to preorder The Shore by Sara Taylor (Bailey Prize Longlist  2015). In three days, you will have a sea scape of time in your hands in the form of a book. It will take you across generations, through twisted murders, plots of revenge by medicine woman, how women are courted… More This Isn’t “Chick Lit” Because “Chick Lit” Shouldn’t Be a Thing….Ever.

Mad Woman Wasting

“Don’t waste your love on somebody, who doesn’t value it.”  — Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet The question is: who determines what’s wasted? In one of my new favorite books, From the Land of The Moon, Milena Agus answers this question.  At first, I thought this was just a simple story of a typical (Sardinian) woman.… More Mad Woman Wasting

Newsday Tuesday

Favorite Tweets: Favorite Search Terms: boobs beach: Are they searching for beaches where they can be top-free or are they just searching for boobs on a beach? Because someone should send this person a sand mermaid. Handwritten tutorials bowl movements: Is someone looking for a how-to-to-poop? SERIOUSLY GOOGLE? how to use power point and make… More Newsday Tuesday

All The Reasons That Harry Potter Should Have Died

There have been plenty of characters in my reading life that I would have been happy to see go, not because they’re abusive, violent, or just downright sucky, but because life isn’t fair. I think it’s been long enough past the last book in the Harry Potter series for me to post this, for everyone who’s still… More All The Reasons That Harry Potter Should Have Died