Book Review – Seven Good Reasons Not to be Good by John Gould

I liked this book more than I expected to. And while that may not sound like the highest praise, it's meant to be a compliment. I knew almost nothing about the title when I picked up a copy at the thrift store, except that I had taken a single semester with John Gould as professor¬†… Continue reading Book Review – Seven Good Reasons Not to be Good by John Gould

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Some mornings.

Last Friday, Bella the Dog went home to be with her real family. While we won't miss her slightly fishy smell and her nose in our faces at 6:15am, we had a great time with her. (I do miss the ten homemade apple-and-blackberry scones she ate.)     I'll also miss how crazy she looks… Continue reading Some mornings.

In Conclusion – My Summer 2014 Reading List

Way back at the beginning of the summer, I posted my To Read list for the coming months. So how did I do? Well, here's the list: 1. Maps & Legends by Michael Chabon Status: Unread 2. Crazy Love by Francis Chan Status: Unread 3. The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler Status: Read! Read my… Continue reading In Conclusion – My Summer 2014 Reading List

Book Review – Juliet Was a Surprise by Bill Gaston

  It's hard to review a short story collection. You're not discussing and evaluating one plot, one set of characters - you're dealing with many. How do you approach that? Which do you focus on? I recently got to hear Bill Gaston talk about and read from Juliet Was a Surprise (Hamish Hamilton, 2014). He… Continue reading Book Review – Juliet Was a Surprise by Bill Gaston