Last week when I was wrapping up my review of The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese, I saw that he was going to be […] Read More
Tag: Theories on Books and Reading
It has been 14 years since Abraham Verghese published Cutting for Stone, a book that easily ranks in my top five favorites of all time. […] Read More
This may be less a book review of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina as it is a reading review – as in, if you’re going to read it, this is how I’d recommend you go about it.
I had the privilege of being a guest on Lisa Hedger’s podcast Everyone Loved it but Me about Kristin Hannah’s The Four Winds. Whether or not you liked The Four Winds, the conversation is worth a listen. We talk about the book’s shortcomings, but we also address where it has merit.
The most consistent reading theme for 2020 that I heard was an inability to “get into” a book, which was incredibly frustrating – especially during those weeks and months of “sheltering in place.” For many readers, they readily apply this feeling to that now cliche term of “unprecedented.”
This review of Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens is for the small percentage of readers who didn’t like it – to let you […] Read More
Last May I posted a roundup of various summer reading guides that had been released and it was one of my most popular posts of […] Read More
How many of these books have you read? List challenges abound on social media from the BBC to BuzzFeed and even PBS. The groups of […] Read More
This week is my 10-year anniversary with blogging! In these years, I’ve learned a few things. Mostly, content is hard. In fact, so hard that […] Read More
Karen Prior’s On Reading Well is a love story. It is not only the story of her love of reading good literature, but it is also […] Read More