There’s an itch within me for some lies too. But not the kind of lies that make headlines. No. My crave is for fictional tales that run the gamut from historical fiction, fantasy, and some chick-lit for those times when I’ve just had enough of the humans on Planet Earth.
Category: Book Review
How to Get Dazzle Back in Your Razzle
From the philosophy of Get Back on That Horse after Taking a Tumble, to Yes, Bad Things Happen—Now What?, Victoria Berry shares her collected bits of wisdom… Read more “How to Get Dazzle Back in Your Razzle”
John Bolton in The Room Where it Happened
John Bolton has never been one of my favorite characters. We are at philosophical odds. That said, upon reading his new book, I’ve developed a sense of respect for the man’s knowledge and better understand why he wears the feathers of a hawk as opposed to a dove.
“Memortality” — A New Take on the Undead
With the made up word Memortality, the book’s protagonist is a paraplegic teen, Minerva Rus, who has an unnatural ability to bring back the dead by simply remembering them. But she’s not the first with this unusual ability. Memortality is a romp through a web of everyday people with not-everyday paranormal talents.
“Fresno Growing Up” Harvests Memories
If more history books where written in the style of Provost, a California State University, Fresno grad, more students may find history intriguing, instead of a reluctant must-do.
I did not know the historical cultural soup of Fresno—and Provost writes in a manner that makes me want to know more.
Joni Mitchell, “In Her Own Words”
I knew I made the right choice for my next book to read when I opened to the introduction and it read, “One November night in 1966…the coffeehouse was a dark hole…on the lit-up stage…stood a girl who must have picked out her miniskirt at the Salvation Army…she turned to face the empty seats and, leaning closer to the mike she strummed a succession of chords with a surprisingly assertive hand…and then she started to sing…”
Travel Journalist’s Ukraine Adventure Becomes Personal Discovery
Last November, I asked to review Judith Fein’s recently published book, The Spoon from Minkowitz. She forwarded the PDF copy with follow-up emails probing my thoughts about… Read more “Travel Journalist’s Ukraine Adventure Becomes Personal Discovery”
A Slave To The Root
My apologies to the gray-haired women who scurried away when they noticed my intense stares. I’m not weird, I was just checking out your hair. Now, that’s… Read more “A Slave To The Root”
Adventure, Mystery and Entertainment, “Life is A Trip,” says Judith Fein
One can hike with Fein down into the depths of an ancient tomb in Israel; climb into Guatemala highlands; and then turn a page and land in Micronesia or even on a small, but well-traveled road in Spain.
Welcome to the Muse Pallet
Blogs, photos, books, ideas, musings…all splashes of paint from a pallet inside my head. From my former blogs, www.sixohdear.blogspot.com, and http://www.amothersperspective.blogspot.com, I have posted my favorites. I’ll add… Read more “Welcome to the Muse Pallet”