The Mitford Affair by Marie Benedict was on my list of highly anticipated books for 2023. And it did not disappoint.(more…)
Current Reads and Book Reviews [July 23, 2022]
This past week, I finished reading The Love of My Life by Rosie Walsh. I’m still reading Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt. And I started reading The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki. [See the answers to yesterday’s quiz at the bottom of this post.](more…)
Summertime excerpt from my current W.I.P.
The below excerpt is from my current work in progress (W.I.P.). I’m not sure if it will stay in the final version of the novel but am sharing it today because it’s related to one of the daily writing prompts from this past week. Somehow I worked what I wrote for the writing prompt into my current novel. Have you ever done that before?(more…)
Lessons in timely reading
Have you ever experienced the pure serendipity of reading a book at the precise moment you needed to read it? Perhaps you started reading a book about characters learning to grieve, as you were learning to grieve. Or you read a book with a protagonist overcoming an obstacle that you were also attempting to overcome. Regardless of how it comes about, the impact of timely reading can be life-giving, sometimes life-changing, even if it’s in the subtlest of ways.(more…)