Book Lover

21 Jul 19
Suzanne's Mom's Blog

Photo: The Guardian Mashed Mahjor says she started Book Cottage because children don’t have a lot of opportunities to talk freely and ask questions. Today’s post is another in a series about what books mean to people. At least since the age of 10, I myself have found that getting lost in a book is […]

21 Jul 19
Musings of a Final Girl

Synopsis How far would you go for love when all you love is DEAD?Six months after the Necro Rabies pandemic has turned the world into hordes of rabid undead known as “Cujos,” 21 year-old Rhonda Driscoll discovers her zombified fiancé, Brad, in her old hometown. Fearing that her Marine Colonel father will kill undead Brad, […]

21 Jul 19
My Dear Sister

Dear Sister, My gosh. This book. I finished it in a day. What a thrilling read! Picture a society where women must be dutiful housewives, and they are only allowed to say 100 words a day. When they exceed that limit they get an electric shock from a bracelet they have to wear. Shocking! I’d […]

21 Jul 19
Stark Reviews

Hello bookish friends! It’s that time of year again! I had 10 days holiday to use up by the end of August, so I decided to take this week off work and use it to read, read, read! I have a trip to Brighton booked for the first few days of the readathon so I […]

21 Jul 19
NZ Poetry Shelf

  entrar en el silencio   entrar en el silencio que no es un silencio restos de un zapato por boca de un eje oxidado caldera a un tenedor en el arroyo estanque de anguilas, donde desmanteló la draga terminó su canción en un valle de escombreras entrar en el silencio que no es un […]

21 Jul 19
Gabi's Book Reviews

Orpheus Girl by Brynne Rebele-Henry stars Raya, a lesbian teenager living in rural Texas. She’s always known that she’s different from most of the other girls in her school and, even before she knew how she was different, she knew she had to hide. She and her best friend Sarah have tried their best to […]

21 Jul 19
Eternal Sunshine of the Travelling Mind

It was fascinating watching the fog roll in over the hills down from the south, getting thicker and thicker and covering more and more ground

21 Jul 19
Libby's Books

Like most authors, I’ve signed up for “Google Alerts,” which tell me when my name and/or the title of one of my books appears somewhere on the interwebs. Over the past week, I’ve been getting a bunch of these alerts, all with links to books I’ve written now being offered, usually for free or some […]

21 Jul 19
The Deckle Edge

In 1969 Fr. Robert Farrar Capon, an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Long Island, published “The Supper of the Lamb: A Culinary Reflection”, a work which has remained in print ever since. The book is an engaging mix of cooking philosophy, recipes, hospitality, and theology and I am truly grateful to have encountered it. […]

21 Jul 19
Great Books Guy

At the outset of the Wasps, we are presented with two slaves who are awakening after drinking. They have been tasked with keeping guard over the entrances and exits of their house. A huge net has been cast over the house. Their instructions come from their master, Bdelykleon (“Kleon despiser” -in the play, Aristophanes continues his […]

21 Jul 19
Variety

David Crosby may or may not have stuck a joint in Cameron Crowe’s mouth the first time he ever met the future filmmaker, when Crosby was peaking with Crosby Stills Nash & Young and his interviewer was a precocious 15-year-old Rolling Stone correspondent. As Crowe said to Jimmy Kimmel the other night, “I remember it […]

21 Jul 19
Tired But Crafty Mummy

“A T-Rex born without teeth who can only make the meekest of croaks! What could be worse? Young Rex decides he’s had enough of the toothless jokes and takes flight. He then stumbles on a friendship in the most unlikely of places. It turns out to be an encounter that changes his life, and that […]