Dying in the Wool by Frances Brody/book review

  As you all know, I enjoy historical mysteries, and thanks to goodreads and the historical mystery group I’m in, I have found another series to relish. Dying in the Wool is the first of eight mysteries set in England after WWI which introduce Kate Shackleton. Kate’s husband went missing four years before during WWI, andContinue reading “Dying in the Wool by Frances Brody/book review”

Carolinas WordFest Saturday October 15, 2016

Interested in reading and writing? Want to learn more about writing? Would you like to meet some local writers? This Saturday in uptown Charlotte will be the Carolinas WordFest. Being a new member of the Charlotte Writers’ Club, I am excited about this event and am looking forward to meeting others in our community whoContinue reading “Carolinas WordFest Saturday October 15, 2016”

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

  “A novel is not an allegory . . . It is the sensual experience of another world. If you don’t enter that world, hold your breath with the characters and become involved in their destiny, you won’t be able to empathize, and empathy is at the heart of the novel.” (p. 111) From theContinue reading “Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi”

On ReReading

I’ve been doing some rereading this summer, something I haven’t done much of since I was a teen and read The Outsiders a countless number of times. I’ve seen the subject discussed on goodreads, and recently read another blog on the subject, so I thought I would share my own recent experiences in rereading, including the rereadingContinue reading “On ReReading”