Book Review: Blooming at the Texas Sunrise Motel by Kimberly Willis Holt

I seem to be on a YA kick lately. Maybe I’m trying to recapture my own childhood or maybe I’m looking for a less complex way of looking at the world. Whatever the case, it’s refreshing to read YA novels, refreshing to sink down into a world where adulthood is still foreign, where the days… Read More Book Review: Blooming at the Texas Sunrise Motel by Kimberly Willis Holt

I am totally loving “I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter” by Erika L. Sanchez

Good news on tax day: I just started I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez and I am blown away. I’ve read a lot of good books lately, and while I’ve raved about some of them, this one is in a category all of its own. What I love most is the… Read More I am totally loving “I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter” by Erika L. Sanchez

Book review: In No Particular Order by Kevin Brennan

In No Particular Order, by Kevin Brennan, self-published, 178 pages Even though I’m a huge introvert, I’m also hugely curious about other people’s lives. I glance into people’s windows when we walk the dog at night, wondering about their daily routines. Are they happy? Lonely? Do they ever wake up with their hearts pounding, worried… Read More Book review: In No Particular Order by Kevin Brennan

Best book of 2017: “It’s Not Yet Dark” by Simon Fitzmaurice

What can I say about Simon Fitzmaurice’s remarkable memoir It’s Not Yet Dark except that it stunned me, saddened me, excited me, made me laugh and cry, took me to dark places and then shined lights in places I didn’t even know existed. It stayed with me, haunted me. I finished it months ago and yet… Read More Best book of 2017: “It’s Not Yet Dark” by Simon Fitzmaurice