3 Reasons To Read (and Watch) Sexy, Scottish 'Outlander'

I tuned into the Outlander series on STARZ without knowing much about it. I was intrigued by the promos airing months leading up to premiere. Well, saying I was hooked with Outlander after the first episode aired, it would be putting it mildly. All my TV and writing time just went out the window. ...more
ConfessionGirl oops 8 episodes! I guess I got stuck at the wedding episode and I completely ...more

Five Ways Florence Gordon Will Surprise You

At seventy-five Florence Gordon,  a self-proclaimed "old feminist", begins gathering her past work and thoughts into a memoir. Despite her hesitations, Florence enlists her granddaughter Emily, caught in limbo on a break from college, to help research and keep things organized....more

How to be a Woman: An accessible and funny discussion of the F-word

 "You can tell whether some misogynistic societal pressure...more

The Witch's Daughter: Because who doesn't love a time traveling witch?

 I admit it. I often choose books based upon their covers. Cringe, judge, I don't care....more
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The Chosen: A story of friendship and faiths

 Since junior high, I've harbored a fascination with Jewish history and the Holocaust....more

'The Circle' Shows the Future of Social Media as a Privacy Nightmare

When my best friend emailed and said "You must read 'The Circle' IMMEDIATELY," I didn't question. I looked up the title on the library web site, ordered an audio copy and went back to my pile of grading. A couple days later, she inquired as to my progress on the book--the super creepy and terrifying book, she now admitted--and I assured her it was on the way and I would read as soon as possible. Dave Eggers, author of The Circle. Image: © Beowulf Sheehan/ZUMA Press ...more
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The Days Before Christmas

T’was six days before Christmas and all through my homeMy mind was out wandering, my thoughts were in RomeMy book had been written, all published with careIn the hopes you would like it, and then you would shareMy darling was nestled all snug and onlineWhile I kept checking what reviews would be mineMamma at her computer, checking all dayIn hopes that a reviewer would soon come her wayWhen out in the UK their arose such a critiqueI squealed like a girl at this audit unique...more

Until you know, you don't know

I have been an avid reader my entire life. From the time I was a little girl I loved nothing more than to curl up with a good book.  I remember begging my parents to let me stay up just a little bit longer to finish one more chapter.  When I thought they were safely back downstairs or fast asleep I would turn on the light by my bed and read some more....more

Is it ok to Criticise?

Some books are just awful.... It is sad, but true. Even sadder, somehow when I start a book, I just have to keep going. I could probably count on one hand the number of times I have not 'seen a book through' to the end. Result.... lots of time reading really BAD books. The question I am asking myself now, at the beginning of this book review adventure; 'Should I be including negative book reviews on Little Miss Kindle?'...more
seizetheabsurd  A good friend has a system, if she is not hooked by page three she puts the book ...more