Fifty Shades of Drivel vs. Tobacco Road

This is called killing two birds with one stone and, yes, I realize that putting these two books together in the one review is complete heresy, but James’ book doesn’t warrant any more than a few cursory comments and I finished reading it before embarking on Caldwell’s American classic. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.... Continue Reading →

Ironweed, by William Kennedy

“My guilt is all I have left. If I lose it, I have stood for nothing, done nothing.” I had an English teacher once who told me quite emphatically that you can’t open an essay or review with a quote. Well, he was obviously wrong, and I choose to ignore him. Kennedy’s novel is a... Continue Reading →

A stroll down a dusty road.

Take time to enjoy stories that have remembrance of an earlier, harder time. Both of my parents experienced the depression of the 1930’s and the stories they told about the depression always interested me. Their enthusiasm for life was not shattered by the difficult living conditions, but it did form their values of home, family... Continue Reading →

Maisie Dobbs

I have to confess I've been naughty, we've had this blog up for months and I've yet to post.  Since day one I've known which book I most want to promote and still haven't done it.  Maisie Dobbs is the first book in a series by Jacqueline Winspear, which has become one of my go... Continue Reading →

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