Book reviews

“Difficult Women” Review: not what I expected

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay. Grove Press, 2017. Look at me cranking out blog posts! It's time for another review of a book I read for the Resist Readathon I'm running as part of an online book club I co-manage. This was our feminist pick. Difficult Women is a collection of short stories by Roxane Gay, a well-known… Continue reading “Difficult Women” Review: not what I expected

Rants & Reflections

Does Austen belong in the canon? | Classic Remarks

Hello, all! Today I'm participating in one of the awesome prompts created by Krysta and Briana at Pages Unbound as part of their Classic Remarks Meme. You can view the full list here for the dates and prompts; they are fantastic. I will be participating in the ones I feel qualified to post about. Like… Continue reading Does Austen belong in the canon? | Classic Remarks

Other bookish fun

Coming to Chicago: American Writers Museum

Today's post is a quick one just to share the good news! Chicago will be opening The American Writers Museum in 2017. Here is the website if you want to check it out: I'm quite excited about this because I am from the Chicagoland area (though by 2017 I could be anywhere), so it… Continue reading Coming to Chicago: American Writers Museum

Book reviews

Review: Go Set a Watchman

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. HarperCollins, 2015. Here there be spoilers. Yesterday was a day that made literary history. I was in line at approximately 6:35 AM to get my free tote bag and coffee from Barnes and Noble and then read the book until I finished. I have many, many thoughts. First… Continue reading Review: Go Set a Watchman

Book Events

Printer’s Row Lit Fest 2014!

About 2 weekends ago I had the pleasure of enjoying the Midwest's largest literature festival, Printer's Row Lit Fest. Put on by the Printer's Row Journal (a branch of the Chicago Tribune), and located on Dearborn and Polk Streets in Chicago (called "Printer's Row" for being the historical center for publishing in old time Chicago),… Continue reading Printer’s Row Lit Fest 2014!

Book hauls

A very literary Christmas

Santa was good to me on the literary front this year- I got an Ex Libris stamp to start personalizing my library, some Shakespearean mints, a banned books mug, and three books: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs Hotel by Arthur Hailey and The Guide to Reading - a darling little book… Continue reading A very literary Christmas