Excellent Women – Review

“I felt that I needed to get away from all the problems—mostly other people’s—with which I had been worries in the last few months. If I could look at them from a distance they might solve themselves.” This charming and delightful book introduces us to Mildred, a single unmarried woman who falls into the categoryContinue reading “Excellent Women – Review”

The Garden Party and Other Stories – Review

Do short stories demand more or less of our attention? As I make room for them in my reading these days, I’m finding they require more attention and space in between reading each story in the collection. Unlike a novel that sweeps you into a narrative spanning a longer time period, with multiple characters, forContinue reading “The Garden Party and Other Stories – Review”

A Tree Grows In Brooklyn – Review

Thank you to Harper Perennial for the free copy of this book in support of my readalong. “Everything struggles to live. Look at that tree growing up there out of that grating. It gets no sun, and water only when it rains. It’s growing out of sour earth. And it’s strong because its hard struggleContinue reading “A Tree Grows In Brooklyn – Review”

The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man -Review

At what point in life do you remember coming to the realization that people are different from you, in particular, when do we start to notice race, eye color, hair texture, we see difference? I might have been in first or second grade (elementary school) when some of my classmates asked me a question aboutContinue reading “The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man -Review”

The Winter of Our Discontent – Review

I’m making my way through my Steinbeck’s and this year started with the read of The Winter of Our Discontent. I went into reading this book without much of an idea regarding what the book was about. I picked up this vintage like edition several years ago at a secondhand store simply because it wasContinue reading “The Winter of Our Discontent – Review”