Posts Tagged ‘books’

Do you know that I haven’t updated this blog in a long time?  Of course you do — if you’re one of my four readers.  My apologies.  We’ve been cooking and posting on Saucy and Bossy and that has taken all the blogging life out of me — well, that and the insane amount of […]


I started Alicia Erian’s novel Towelhead on Sunday morning and finished it on Tuesday afternoon.  This might be a decent indicator of how much I liked this book, and how incredibly powerful it was.  I have had a hard time figuring out what to say about this book at least to start off with.  I […]


So Marc and I had the luxury of spending the weekend together, which hasn’t happened in two weeks, making this weekend (even though I had to work) completely blissful.  I have to remember that I am allowed to get USED to spending time with my husband alone–and that it’s ok! We had a “big movie” […]


I can be a book snob…that is definitely a fact known to most everyone. However, sometime recently, I rationalized that even book snobs need a break every now and again.  As a result of this rationalization, I picked up The Starter Wife by Gigi Levangie Grazer through paperbackswap.com, figuring, I didn’t have to feel guilty about […]


Mail

14Feb09

Mameve Medwed’s novel, Mail is a funny little book.  Written in 1998, it might technically be an early precursor to the whole chick lit genre that is now prevalent (is this true?  Or am I just making wild claims?).   The story’s heroine is Katinka O’Toole, a 30-something-year-old writer, living in Cambridge, Mass.  She is highly […]


Ruby

22Jan09

I have GOT to stop reading tragic books about spousal deaths.  Inadvertently, I picked up Ruby by Ann Hood, right after reading A Hole in the Heart by Christopher Marquis, and while the stories do surround the loss of a spouse and rebuilding, the books are extraordinarily different. In Ruby, Olivia, a 37 year old […]


Christopher Marquis’ A Hole in the Heart is the story of loss and rebuilding.  Bean, the main character, is an Alaskan elementary school teacher.  After a painful childhood filled with a cold and distant mother and an absentee father, Bean strikes out on her own, falls in love with Mick and gets married. After Mick […]