For the reading of these books seems to perform a curious couching operation on the senses; one sees more intensely afterwards; the world seems bared of its covering and given an intenser life.
—A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
By: Debbie Macomber
I say Book #1, but The Inn at Rose Harbor has quite the lineage. Continue Reading
By: Steve Toltz
Subject Matter: Fathers and sons; Family
A Fraction of the Whole is one of the books that inspired this blog. I read it when it originally came out and fell in love. Continue Reading
By: Dan Brown
Do you remember when The Da Vinci Code took over the world a few years ago?
I do. Continue Reading
It takes a lot to know a woman
A lot to understand what’s humming
The honeybee, the sting
The little girl with wings
–“It Takes a Lot to Know a Man” by Damien Rice
By: Katharine Butler Hathaway
Subject Matter: American authors; 20th century; Biography; Pott’s disease; Patients; Women; Maine; Castine
The Little Locksmith is ostensibly a memoir about a young woman who purchases a house.
In reality, it is so.much.more than that. Continue Reading
By: Cynthia Rylant
Subject Matter: Appalachian Region; Southern; Descriptions and travel; Social life and customs
Appalachia by Cynthia Rylant, in my opinion, is just as much “by” Barry Moser, the illustrator. Continue Reading
By: Lewis Carroll
Who hasn’t heard of Alice in Wonderland?
Yeah. Nobody. Continue Reading
By: Renee Swann
You know the emoji of the “hear no evil” monkey? It’s one of my favorites.
And it is the perfect emoji for this book.
What even is Ground Rules? Continue Reading
By: Ann Patchett
Subject Matter: Unmarried mothers; Mothers and daughters; Nuns; Kentucky
“A fairy tale. A delight.”
Not quite the words I would use, New York Times… Continue Reading