The Yearling

I’ve been working my way through my Pulitzer Project for almost ten years now. I break it down into manageable goals — this year I’m focusing on the winners for the years ending in 9 — which also forces me to at least acknowledge the existence of some of my ugh titles (although it mightContinue reading “The Yearling”

The Call of the Wild

Jack London’s The Call of the Wild has been on my radar for as long as I can remember, and for as long as I can remember, I’ve always been hesitant to read it because of the whole animal cruelty thing. But I’ve been quilting up a storm over the summer while listening to audiobooks,Continue reading “The Call of the Wild”

The Shipping News

Quoyle — pathetic, depressed, and loyal to a fault — lives in the United States and quietly suffers the indignities of being married to Petal, an openly promiscuous woman with no regard for anyone but herself. He is basically a single father, caring for their two bratty daughters whenever Petal goes gallivanting off with herContinue reading “The Shipping News”

Quickies: Where the Light Gets In & Red Clocks

Where the Light Gets In by Kimberly Williams-Paisley Format: AudiobookNarrator: Kimberly Williams-PaisleyLength: 5 hours, 26 minutesSource: Personal copy What it is: A memoir about Kimberly Williams-Paisley’s complicated relationship with her mother, Linda, who was diagnosed with an early-onset rare form of dementia called Primary Progressive Aphasia in 2014. Why I read it: I know Williams-Paisley as an actress, but I alsoContinue reading “Quickies: Where the Light Gets In & Red Clocks

Romance Quickies: “I Give You My Body…” and The Suffragette Scandal

“I Give You My Body . . .”: How I Write Sex Scenes by Diana Gabaldon Publisher/Year: Dell, 2016 Format: eBook Pages: 118 Source: Purchased What it is: Diana Gabaldon, the woman behind the Outlander series, gives a master class in writing sex scenes. She includes excerpts from her own novels and then breaks them down, analyzing the reasons whyContinue reading “Romance Quickies: “I Give You My Body…” and The Suffragette Scandal”