I always set aside a good dysfunctional family read for November. It’s the Holiday Kick-Off month, when tradition dictates that it’s time to visit our own weird families again, when we get to put our “irresponsible little sister” or “judgmental elder” or “drunk uncle” hat on and thrust ourselves out into the family room where [...]
Okay, I know Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang by Chelsea Handler was published over a year ago, and you have probably already read it– but if you are like me and your casual reading has taken a back-row seat to ummm… say everything–then maybe you missed it. If so, get on Amazon, hit [...]
On a list of things at which I’m terrible, appreciating movies made from books is near the top. Perhaps it’s because I’m an English teacher and have a penchant for the written word. Perhaps it’s because there are some things – raw, emotional things – that simply can’t be captured in a visual text the [...]
As an English major and teacher, I’ve read a lot of books. I mean a lot. This has recently become a problem because I feel like there isn’t a plot that I haven’t read, so it’s hard for me to find books that aren’t predictable. When I first started reading Before I [...]
Book Review: Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen
Wait… They made a book out of that movie?!
Yeah, but the other way around… And as good as the movie was, the novel, Water for Elephants, by Sara Gruen is way better. Although, they both made me want an elephant, but my husband won’t let [...]