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 Matter is Life – Short Stories

How do you feel about short stories? Are they a regular part of your reading or do you find that after you read them you feel like the story is incomplete? I remember thinking when I tried short stories in the past they felt unfinished since I had become accustomed to reading a complete book.Continue reading “The Matter is Life – Short Stories”

Their Eyes Were Watching God – Review

I remember when I read this book shortly after college; I loved it but alas, here I am 15 years later and couldn’t remember any of the details and why I enjoyed the book. I decided a reread was in order and determined I would not put off for later what I can do now.Continue reading “Their Eyes Were Watching God – Review”

Best of 2018 – favorite reads

365 days. 52 weeks. 12 months. All equivalent to one calendar year and if you’re anything like me, you spend as many of those days, weeks, and months reading and drinking tea. I wanted to share my best reads of the year, one book for each month. Although some months I enjoyed more than oneContinue reading “Best of 2018 – favorite reads”