The Gilded Years – Review

“I need to keep up the act that I have been keeping up successfully for three years. You are allowed to have your own identity. I have to create mine.” -The Gilded Years, Karin Tanabe The moment you realize the book you’re reading has your mind spinning, your heart racing with the gravity of aContinue reading “The Gilded Years – Review”

The Nickel Boys – Review

“Elwood never ceased to marvel how you could walk around and get used to seeing only a fraction of the world.  Not knowing you only saw a sliver of the real thing.” I don’t often, matter of fact, I don’t think I’ve ever, pre-ordered a book. But I promptly and without hesitation pre-ordered Colson Whitehead’sContinue reading “The Nickel Boys – Review”

The Wake of the Wind – Review

“And the wind never will blow all life away, you just got to find a way to live in the wake of that wind.  Cause it leaves a wake,  full of trash flying around everywhere.” There are few who can craft and create as J. California Cooper does.  Her work should be savored while youContinue reading “The Wake of the Wind – Review”

I’m Telling the Truth, but I’m Lying: Essays – Review

Thank you to the publisher, Harper Perennial, for gifting this book. “The rocket of pain was already exploding in my head.  I couldn’t be responsible for creating new worries.  I was the oldest, it was my responsibility to be easy.  I couldn’t tell them anything else.  I was told not to write on my testsContinue reading “I’m Telling the Truth, but I’m Lying: Essays – Review”

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”