What I Believe: On Lent and the Season of Rebirth

I've been wanting to write something on this season of Lent that we are currently in. Although I grew up with a faint understanding of Lent as a part of the church calendar it was more about giving up chocolate and waiting for Easter than any sort of spiritual discipline. It wasn't until 2014 when… Continue reading What I Believe: On Lent and the Season of Rebirth

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Book Review: Tin Man by Sarah Winman

Tin Man - Sarah Winman (Viking, 2017) Michael and Ellis were best friends. Meeting at twelve-years-old, bonding over abusive fathers and a love of art and beauty in an era when boys should be paying attention to other things. They grew up to be best friends, spending all their time together, sharing nearly every aspect… Continue reading Book Review: Tin Man by Sarah Winman

Book Review: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

If you could find out the exact date of your death, would you? And if you did, what would you do with this knowledge? This is the question that informs The Immortalists. The Gold siblings are barely teenagers when they seek out a fortune teller who can allegedly tell you the day you die. One… Continue reading Book Review: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Book Review: Transcription by Kate Atkinson

Transcription - Kate Atkinson (Little Brown & Company, 2018) This was the second book I've read in the past year that deals with England in the post-World War Two period and touches on the subject of spies and secrets. (Warlight by Michael Ondaatje was the other.) And while there are a lot of books written… Continue reading Book Review: Transcription by Kate Atkinson

Book Review: The Parade by Dave Eggers

The Parade - Dave Eggers (Alfred A. Knopf, 2019) I received an Advance Readers' Copy of this book from the publisher. It is set to be released on March 19, 2019. All opinions are my own.I have a kind of take-him-or-leave-him attitude toward Dave Eggers. I think his writing is ok but not amazing and… Continue reading Book Review: The Parade by Dave Eggers

Book Review: Miss Burma by Charmaine Cragg

Miss Burma - Charmaine Cragg (Grove Press, 2017) My reading of Miss Burma suffered initially from blurb inaccuracy. Which is to say that the book the front flaps describe is not the book as it exists. The book's own blurb told me this was the story of Louisa, the first Miss Burma, navigating a country at… Continue reading Book Review: Miss Burma by Charmaine Cragg

Book Review: Cat & Nat’s Mom Truths by Catherine Belknap and Natalie Telfer

Cat + Nat's Mom Truths - Catherine Belknap & Natalie Telfer (Harmony Books, 2019) I received an Advance Readers' Copy of this book. It is set for release April 2019. Cat and Nat (famous on the internet) are tell-it-like-it-is moms who don't shy away from stories about poop, yelling at your kids, and all the nitty-gritty of birthing (and everything that comes afterward) I fall quite firmly in their target… Continue reading Book Review: Cat & Nat’s Mom Truths by Catherine Belknap and Natalie Telfer