Going off Book: Inauguration Fashion and Bernie’s Mittens Memes

I promise this is not going to become a blog of "Sarah's random thoughts about miscellaneous things." It is, primarily, a blog devoted to books and the reading life. And I've been reading things. Great things. Stephen Graham Jones' The Only Good Indians blew my mind. It's super fun and scary and you should read … Continue reading Going off Book: Inauguration Fashion and Bernie’s Mittens Memes

Going Off Book – ‘Mank’ and ‘Great British Bake Off’

I remain in the throes of the painter-centric behemoth but I have broken away from it to intake some other media from time-to-time. For today's post, some brief conversation around two pieces: David Fincher's newest film, Mank, and the quarantine season of Great British Bake Off. MankFor his newest film, director David Fincher made a … Continue reading Going Off Book – ‘Mank’ and ‘Great British Bake Off’

The Wheelhouse Project – New Addition! – Tantalizing Taste Books

I know I promised some hot Jane Austen content. I planned for this focus because I'm currently working my way through a history of five female abstract impressionist painters that, while mesmerizing, is a 700-page beast of a book. But last weekend I took a break from the behemoth because a slim, YA fantasy needed … Continue reading The Wheelhouse Project – New Addition! – Tantalizing Taste Books

‘Pride and Prejudice,’ Unanswerable Questions and Roguish Speculations

Let’s round out the year with a Jane Austen mini-series. Austen has a reputation among the uninformed of being treacly, old timey romance. Mark Twain famously declared that he wanted to “dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone.” Twain always writes like the cat who got the cream and … Continue reading ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ Unanswerable Questions and Roguish Speculations