Book Excerpt

Book excerpt: The Name of Red, by Beena Khan

You know those people who are satisfied by themselves, no matter where they are? I'm not one of them. Yes, I love to be alone in certain situations, including at home or while running errands. But in a restaurant or bar or something along those lines? It puts me on edge, big time. That, my… Continue reading Book excerpt: The Name of Red, by Beena Khan

Book Recommendation

Book recommendation: Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng

This is another one of those posts that's coming to you later than I meant it to, but means no less to me because of that. I read Celeste Ng's Little Fires Everywhere earlier in the summer, as part of a book club. I really quite enjoyed it, and knew as soon as I started… Continue reading Book recommendation: Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng

Book Recommendation

Updated book recommendation: The Book of Stanley, by Todd Babiak

(Note: This recommendation was first published in September of 2013. You can see the original version here.) The Book of Stanley, by Todd Babiak, caught my attention because of its quirky nature. Or what seemed to be a quirky nature, based on the summary. The presumption turned out to be correct, and I quite enjoyed it. That said,… Continue reading Updated book recommendation: The Book of Stanley, by Todd Babiak

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Book recommendation: Wicked, by Gregory Maguire

Are you surprised that I’ve read Wicked, by Gregory Maguire? You’re probably not, if you’ve been reading my book recommendations. After all, I kept you pretty up to date as I read my way through L. Frank Baum’s Oz series. What may surprise you, though, is that I’ve read Wicked three or four times now.… Continue reading Book recommendation: Wicked, by Gregory Maguire