Defending The Cavewoman

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Shevinci-Inventing While Black

A review about 'Kafka on the Shore'

I wanted to review a book that I just finished reading -Kafka on the shore by Haruki Murakami. This is an amazing book. Brilliant writing- I highly recommend. Fascinating characters and clever storyline....more

Hi there from Central Minnesota

My name is Mimi B. I'm an only mom of 4 kids. My oldest just went to college last month and my youngest is in 1st grade. I love reading Christian fiction and enjoy doing book reviews. That's the theme of my blog, Woven by Words. I giveaway books on my blog as often as I can. I also enjoy reviewing music videos that I find on YouTube. Occasionally I discuss life as a mom. ...more

Book Review: The Theda Krakow Series by Clea Simon

I previously reviewed Probable Claws by Clea Simon, which is the fourth in a series.  All books feature Boston freelance writer Theda Krakow and her cat Musetta.  Since it’s always more fun to read a series from the beginning, I thought I’d provide reviews for the first three books for you. ...more

And be sure to stop by The Conscious Cat on Friday - I'll be interviewing author Clea Simon.

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Wanted: GLBT Book List MEME

I'm an avid reader. I'm a lesbian. PRIDE month and sassymonkey's day off have conspired to bring me here to blog about queer reading lists. I have stumbled upon some problems while writing this post. Let me tell you about those problems. ...more

Heh. I saw that yesterday and forgot to go and fix. Thanks for the ...more

Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man

A friend recently passed along a copy of Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man by Steve Harvey with Denene Millner. I had seen someone reading it on the train and internally scoffed. I have never thought much of the self-help/relationship advice genre of literature. Honestly, in my personal hierarchy of literature it's on the rung below chick-lit (not women's fiction, there's a distinction, thank you very much). ...more

The Women Who Create Books – Bookbinders and Book Artists

My mind is on other things and they are making me sad. It seems that for every step a woman takes forward there is some human determined to drag us back to our base nature. At times like these I look for inspiration, beauty or something that will engage my curiosity.  Bookbinding is as old as the creation of books themselves. ...more

I'm having trouble actually finding one that's local. I'm going to keep looking though because I ...more

Books in our Lives

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HBO's "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" A Review

When I first heard about HBO's new series "The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency," I had high hopes that despite the dearth of minorities on primetime television, this show, set in Africa and with an all black cast, was going to be something special. After all look at what the production had to work with:  it stars the multi-talented Grammy award winning singer and actress, Jill Scott; the two hour pilot was directed by Oscar winner, the late Anthony Minghella ("The English Patient"); it was co-produced by the late Sydney Pollack ("Out of Africa") and co-written by Richard Curtis ("Four Weddings and A Funeral").  Unfortunately, the culmination of all that talent doesn't deliver as well as I had hoped, but the good does outweigh the bad. ...more

If nothing else you will love the beautiful visuals of Botswana.  And Jill Scott will charm ...more