The Death of Mrs. Westaway is the result of the successful marriage of insightful and engaging thriller with cozy mystery. Ware fills all of her novels with vibrant, relatable characters — even if they aren’t always likable. Orphaned Henrietta – Hal – Westaway is both relatable and heartbreakingly likable as she struggles to cope with her mother’s death. We … More The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
Oh sweet Calliope, why do you withdraw?Demurely you beckon from a warmer shore:While I stand in the frozen forest and wait for the thaw,Helplessly I watch the fog obscure the one I adore;The music of your lyre swims in my head,I’m entranced and inspired but the story won’t come,If I jump in and swim to … More Sonnet #3 – Writer’s Block
A book fire is just the hook. … More The Library Book by Susan Orlean
“But! Obama shut down the government for seventeen days!” “YAS bitch! For HEALTHCARE!” This quote from record breaking rapper Cardi B really resonated with me this morning: what happened to the moral integrity of American Republicans, for Christ’s sake? (Literally, in most cases, for Christ’s sake.) Republicans have – in my lifetime – branded themselves … More The Morality of a Wall
The Patriarchy as a living albatross around my neck that requires constant feeding, but the only thing to feed him is me. … More What does The Patriarchy Want from Me?
The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle had been popping up on the various screens in my life so I decided to give it a listen. It’s relatively short – only about 6 hours of audio – and was an easy, fast-paced read. Serle’s premise is unique and intriguing, a good introduction into romance for those who … More The Dinner Club by Rebecca Serle
There are two topics about which I often wish I knew more: feminism and capitalism. I read a lot and I want to start a book club with myself. I’m a feminist and have a grasp of feminist history, lite. I’m familiar with the names de Beauvoir, Lorde, and I know ‘bell hooks’ isn’t capitalized, … More A Book Club of One