Book in a Minute: I Remember You

I Remember You by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir My rating: 2 of 5 stars Disappointing! I was sold by the fact that the super-talented Simone St. James, a worthy successor to Daphne Du Maurier, wrote a rave review of this book. And many others have also loved it and found it super-scary. But for me it was […]

Book in a Minute: Catching Dreams

Catching Dreams by Karin Celestine My rating: 5 of 5 stars How are there not tons of reviews of this sweet little book?! This is an adorable and very quick read. Part of a delightfully illustrated series about a little animal family featuring Baby Weasus, a baby weasel adopted on Christmas Eve by King Norty, […]

Book in a Minute – Library Edition: The Clairvoyants

The Clairvoyants by Karen Brown My rating: 3 of 5 stars Karen Brown won acclaim for her debut The Longings of Wayward Girls, a suspenseful novel about two missing girls. Although her new book, The Clairvoyants, is also billed as psychological suspense, it’s really more accurate to describe it as a coming-of-age story with dark, […]

Going Political

Yep, going political on the blog today. So if you think that might bug you, move along… An open letter to my pro-Trump friends (and yes, I do have several) who have said, “This isn’t a ban on all Muslims. It’s only a ban on the seven countries that pose the greatest threat.” You are partially […]

Humanities Are US

Originally posted on Ramona DeFelice Long:
What are the humanities? The humanities are language, literature, law, history, archeology, religion, ethics, art, heritage, traditions. The humanities make us feeling, thinking, creative, caring, compassionate human beings. Without the humanities, we become soulless creatures without a past or future. The National Endowment for the Humanities is the government…