Last week those of us in the Carolinas got a reminder of how we’re all connected to everything, including things we’d maybe rather not be, like hurricanes. Nature, as it turns out, is indifferent to those kinds of petty desires. The question of how we are all interconnected, whether we like it or not, and […]Read more "Eowyn and Anna Karenina: Freedom, Responsibility, and Power"
A Girl Behind Dark Glasses Jessica Taylor-Bearman Being a teenager is difficult. It’s a lot more difficult when you’re suddenly saddled with a debilitating illness. For those of you who’ve seen Jennifer Brea’s award-winning documentary “Unrest,” “A Girl Behind Dark Glasses” is the story of Jess, the English ME sufferer featured in the film. It […]Read more "“A Girl Behind Dark Glasses” by Jessica Taylor-Bearman"
Mr. Love: A Romantic Comedy Sally Mason When Jane comes home to find her perfect boyfriend in bed with not one but two other women, it starts off a cascade of events that bounce from fantastic to catastrophic. Meanwhile, unemployed professor Gordon has finally achieved the literary success he’s been dreaming of. The only problem […]Read more "“Mr. Love” by Sally Mason"
The Serial Dater’s Shopping List Morgen Bailey I read a review of “The Serial Dater’s Shopping List” on another blog and it caught my eye as a fun change of pace from some of the stuff I normally read. Besides, who doesn’t want to read about bad dates? Izzy is in many ways your typical […]Read more "“The Serial Dater’s Shopping List” by Morgen Bailey"
Where Women Rule Free Book Giveaway Another day, another giveaway…some of you may be wondering why I join all these giveaways. The debate of whether giving books away is good or bad for business rages on between authors, with some saying it devalues our work and drives down the market, and others (like me) arguing […]Read more "Why should authors give books away for free? Plus the “Where Women Rule” Giveaway with reviews and recommendations"
Colors–A Novel Leah McClellan Autumn wants to paint, to love–to live her life. Unfortunately, her husband doesn’t agree. As her marriage falls apart, Autumn finds herself falling in love with a younger man. But can their relationship stand the test of time, or is he just Autumn’s rebound guy? This is a lovely novel that […]Read more "“Colors–A Novel” by Leah McClellan"
Sick: A Memoir Porochista Khakpour Porochista Khakpour has always been sick. But why? Her story will be familiar to anyone who knows the standard Lyme narrative: years of mysterious ailments, frequent diagnoses of mental health problems, the treatment of which only made her problems worse, the growing worry that she was either crazy or dying […]Read more "“Sick: A Memoir” by Porochista Khakpour"
Fierce Hearts: Women of Sci-Fi and Fantasy Oh my gosh, everyone! It’s yet another fabulous giveaway! My elderly iPad is literally full to bursting and I can’t download any more books to it without deleting the ones that are already there, but I still went and downloaded, like, a dozen or more of these books! […]Read more "Fierce Hearts: Women of Sci-Fi and Fantasy"
The Reinvention of Mimi Finnegan Whitney Dineen Mimi Finnegan has a problem. At the tender age of thirty-four, she’s already developed a bunion, which her doctor attributes to the extra…load she puts on her feet. Since the only thing she believes that makes her stand out in her family of beautiful, high-achieving sisters is her […]Read more "“The Reinvention of Mimi Finnegan” by Whitney Dineen"
She Sins at Midnight Whitney Dineen Tired of reading heavy tomes or dry-as-dust textbooks? Looking for a read that will spice up your life a little, or at least make you laugh like a hyena? “She Sins at Midnight” may be just the book for you! Lila Montgomery is a size-12 beauty in a size-0 […]Read more "“She Sins at Midnight” by Whitney Dineen"