Raincheck

Reading Friends: I had family in town this weekend so did not find time to get a post together. Briefly though, I want to recommend a remarkable novel that I loved: Normal People by Sally Rooney. This story of young lovers showcases the bonehead ways that people often act when figuring out how to be … Continue reading Raincheck

Jazz Age + Mayan Mythology = Awesome: Review of Gods of Jade and Shadows

A friend got me a Book of the Month subscription for my birthday and I often struggle to choose between each month's options. July, however, was a no-brainer. As I texted my mom (who also has a subscription), "So obviously my pick is Jazz Age + Mayan mythology." Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia … Continue reading Jazz Age + Mayan Mythology = Awesome: Review of Gods of Jade and Shadows

Inescapable Inheritance: On Dani Shapiro and Complicated Fathers

This post contains spoilers for Dani Shapiro’s memoir Inheritance. “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." — Leo Tolstoy My father filled my childhood with music. An accomplished guitar player, he performed during church worship services and parties, led his brothers in singing around campfires, provided an instrumental constant throughout evenings at … Continue reading Inescapable Inheritance: On Dani Shapiro and Complicated Fathers