December 28, 2017

The characters in the story are wide and varied whether in social standing, temperament, or distance from the actual murder.

December 21, 2017

Thank you Dear Readers! 

One of my goals for this year has been to read two books each month and write a review. This was a departure from my regular posts and many of you have indulged me, commented on the reviews, and suggested other books for me to read. As a friend...

December 14, 2017

Other than the intellectual meaning of the word orphan, I have no real knowledge of what it means to be an orphan. I’ve never had a friend who was one or spoken to someone who had lived through the experience. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate is about the dark side...

November 30, 2017

As I’ve discovered in this journey of reading two books a month I’m drawn to real people sharing stories of their lives. Cutting Back; An Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto fits the bill! 

Leslie Buck, born and raised in the United States, fulfilled a dream of hers...

November 16, 2017

Mozambique - just the sound of that word feels exotic. But that's not the country's current status. Years and years of civil war have taken its toll, both on the landscape but more importantly, the people. Recovery has been slow for the country but for the survivors le...

November 2, 2017

This story, The History of Bees, is actually three stories, in three different eras, linked through the bee. 

We start in the future, ‘District 242, Shirong, Sichuan, 2098’, with Tao. Though a wife and a mother her main occupation is doing the flower pollination of the...

October 19, 2017

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight was riveting! In this memoir Phil Knight recounts his journey in creating the mega giant retailer Nike. And what a journey!

October 5, 2017

l read somewhere, maybe on, that this story was a tragicomedy. That seemed an unusual concept to me but the story idea was intriguing.

September 21, 2017

It was a fascinating radio interview with Matthieu Ricard as the guest. Here was this French scientist who had become a Buddhist Monk.

September 7, 2017

Who else, but a reader, would say, “I’ve never read two sexier sentences”?

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