Plotting: New News and Book Reviews

Since my last post, I’ve been to Germany (where I drank better beer than you did for eight days straight), joined a fun new band called Mad Maude & the Hatters (Shame. Shame. Shameless self-promotion), and read a book worth writing about: The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides. Since I’m sure you don’t want me to brag-brag-braggy-brag youContinue reading “Plotting: New News and Book Reviews”

The Family Fang: Review

  Hell yes. This is good stuff. A book where parents eff their kids up without remorse, all in the name of capital A-R-T.  I can relate. Replace “A-R-T” with “R-E-L-I-G-I-O-N,” and you have The Family Ivy. By Ch. 2, I was lolling all over the place. And…. I actually stayed interested as the storyContinue reading “The Family Fang: Review”

Review: Letters from England

I was given this book to review by The Review of Texas Books. In her memoir, Letters from England, Conita Jernigan Lyle not only shares her adventures of living abroad as a teacher for the Department of Defense in the early 1960’s, but also gives readers an intimate view of her struggle to remain bothContinue reading “Review: Letters from England”

Review: Born Round by Frank Bruni

When I first saw Frank Bruni’s memoir Born Round on the shelf, I took one look at the plump kid on the cover and picked it up. First of all, I love chubby kids. Always have. When my little sister went through this phase where she ate tortilla chips until she threw up and thenContinue reading “Review: Born Round by Frank Bruni”

My First (fun) Book Review

I’m going to be honest. This is my first book review that hasn’t been forced upon me, and I’m no pickygirl. After finishing up my MA in English this past May, reading for fun, well, just didn’t seem like fun. In fact, after finishing my thesis, I decided to do more productive things. I bought aContinue reading “My First (fun) Book Review”