Reading “Why I read”, by Wendy Lesser

Don't you just love it when you open a fresh new book and, especially if you are the very first one to get it from the library and it has that scent of new adventure all over it, and you turn to the first page and realize the author is a friend you just haven't…

The lie that tells the truth that tells the lie, or how hanging out with novelists is bound to give you a richer life

And isn't it delightful! Just reading the Paris Review interview with Julian Barnes, well worth a stop... There's something about reading writers talking about other writers that makes me wish I could go back and start my life all over again, waste less time watching the sitcoms on must-see Thursday on NBC back in the…

Suburban evils

Just finished Blind Crescent by Michelle Berry, a tale of a group of families living on a suburban cul de sac that follows well on the bizarre family relationships of August:Osago County. Initially in this story, you feel a bit like the suburban site is safely enclosing the residents, but decay is creeping ever closer.…