Hallowe’en, my birthday and favorite holiday.
October is Banned Books Month. The first week, October 1-7, is Banned Books Week. Am I sensing a theme here? I started the first day of Banned Books Week with a New York Times op-ed titled This Is Why I Hate Banned Books Week, a recap of the tired talking points book banners spew forth […]
Six short book reviews: fiction, science fiction, historical fiction, espionage thriller, police procedural
Tricks, the 98th most-banned book in the USA between the years 2010 and 2019, jumped to 3rd place in 2022, a year when book challenges, censorship, and bannings mounted at a unprecedented pace.
I’m changing my reading habits, adding listening to my repertoire.
Hoping for rain in this part of the country is always one of those be-careful-what-you-wish-for deals.
Phrases and brainworms stuck in my mind after skimming online news sites this morning: shooter on a scooter, half-Jewish Superman, how often should you poop. The last a question, not a recommendation. Comes to that, I think the answer is “when you have to.” And the scooter shooter? It must be near impossible to aim […]
Seven short book reviews: fiction, historical fiction, horror, science fiction