The Heart Does Not Grow Back

As a teenager growing up in the Midwest, Dale Sampson invisible to everyone except a group of girls at school who suddenly decide to toy with him. In an unlikely turn of events, Mack, the school’s star athlete, intervenes, and the two become best friends. That’s how it goes all the way into high school: Mack is theContinue reading “The Heart Does Not Grow Back”

Quickies: Home & The Virgin Suicides

Home by Toni Morrison Publisher/Year: Knopf, 2012 Format: Hardcover Pages: 160 Source: Purchase What it is: A novella about a traumatized Korean War veteran’s return home — both literally and figuratively — upon hearing disturbing news about his sister. Why I read it: Toni Morrison is one of my favorite authors. What I thought: It’s been a while since I’ve read aContinue reading “Quickies: Home & The Virgin Suicides”

Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution

I’m giving away several books throughout March in honor of Women’s History Month. Win a copy of this book, courtesy of yours truly! Read on for more information. Marie Antoinette symbolizes many things to many people, but the things that usually stand out are “let them eat cake,” and the sky-high pouf hairstyles. Carefully cultivated fromContinue reading “Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution”

The Satanic Verses

I don’t think I’ve experienced the challenge I felt while reading The Satanic Verses since slogging my way through Infinite Jest. The book had been on my TBR list for a years, but I never got around to reading it. I decided to finally pick it up this year for Banned Books Week.  Little did IContinue reading “The Satanic Verses”