April Book Reviews

Judas by Amos Oz. Another one I didn’t finish….but not because it wasn’t good. It actually is good, but complex. The story of a Jewish scholar who goes to live with an old man as a companion and their conversations, with a bit of a love story thrown in. Anyway…lots of amazing information and I […]

Reading Around the Table

So I’m the first one to think that children on devices isn’t a good thing. As a retired educational psychologist, I feel that there are certain basic needs that children are provided through integration and interaction with other people. Reading, playing, waiting, finding something to do…there have been many articles on the impact of today’s […]

Becoming Part of the Solution

With all the news and ideas and suggestions flying back and forth on social media and television I am careful what I read, listen to, believe. I am so saddened by yet another school shooting, pleased that people seem to be waking up and actively working to change things. I am processing everything in a […]

Book Club – News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd is a character you will not soon forget…in 1870 as a retired soldier he travels from small town to small town reading the news to the citizens of remote west Texas. Add the task of taking ten year old Johanna, a German child kidnapped by the Kiowa tribe who has just […]

A Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

A Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde was actually our June book. We planned on meeting, but did not. So we just recently discussed the book. I have to admit, I didn’t read it. Too much time had passed, I was finishing my book, I was reading the actual October book, and I was […]

Marlene’s August Book Reviews

Audio Books My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira, read well by Kimberly Farr.  Here is a gripping story of a woman who is a midwife with aspirations to become a surgeon which is a more poignant story as it takes place within the period of the American Civil War.  When 2/3 of the casualties […]

If only Writers could skip the rest of the process

Four years ago I decided I wanted to write a book. I picked up my laptop and went on a road trip. I wrote the first drafts of TWO novels. I was well on my way. Not. After my initial burst of creative energy I did my homework. I looked into the actual publishing of […]

Robin’s July Book Reviews

The Hornet’s Nest by Patricia Cornwell. Cornell is a friend’s favorite author, so I borrowed a slew of paperbacks. The first one was engaging, but this one….nope. I stopped reading after page 101. There are too many good books out there to spend time reading prescribed genre, which is how I felt about this book. […]

Marlene’s July Book Reviews

This month I had some great recommendations from you lovely folks but I have to admit that I didn’t always remember who gave me the recommendation. So, in general, thanks and keep those recommendations coming! Books The Last Painting of Sara De Vos by Dominic Smith.  I have been introduced to an astute and talented author […]

Joining the Army of Women

I am technically working on three books right now. In reality I am painting benches. But once in a while I do write or do a little research. In the course of my research I came across the link to the Army of Women. I was looking for causes that women with breast cancer could […]