Monthly Archives: February 2015

BOOK THOUGHTS ON THURSDAY | READING ONLY BLACK AUTHORS FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH – YAY OR NAY?

The world of books is never boring. Every week (well, most weeks) I’ll discuss a different topic related to books, often inspired by or in response to what’s going on in the online book community (or something I’ve seen another blogger talk about). I call this Book Thoughts on Thursday. Feel free to weigh in with your own thoughts in… Read more »

MY WEEK ON WEDNESDAY | #1

Wednesdays used to be when I participated in a link-up by the name of WWW Wednesdays, hosted by Should Be Reading blog. But for weeks there has been no link up post, and I suspect this one is no longer. So I decided perhaps it’s time to come up with my own weekly feature that serves the same purpose. I’ll… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | FAVOURITE LITERARY HEROINES

  This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is: Favourite Literary Heroines. I often have trouble cataloguing the books I’ve read and characters I’ve met in my mind. But there are always those few brilliant characters who stick with you as if they were flesh and blood. Here are a few of mine: Cassandra Mortmain from… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | ZEITOUN – DAVE EGGERS

The true story of one family, caught between America’s two biggest policy disasters: the war on terror and the response to Hurricane Katrina. Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun run a house-painting business in New Orleans. In August of 2005, as Hurricane Katrina approaches, Kathy evacuates with their four young children, leaving Zeitoun to watch over the business. In the days following… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | A SPOOL OF BLUE THREAD – ANNE TYLER

Rain City Reads   February 15, 2015   Comments Off on THE SUNDAY REVIEW | A SPOOL OF BLUE THREAD – ANNE TYLER

From the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning author–now in the fiftieth year of her remarkable career–a brilliantly observed, joyful and wrenching, funny and true new novel that reveals, as only she can, the very nature of a family’s life. “It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon.” This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love… Read more »

BOOK THOUGHTS ON THURSDAY | WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE READING

The world of books is never boring. Every week (well, most weeks) I’ll discuss a different topic related to books, often inspired by or in response to what’s going on in the online book community (or something I’ve seen another blogger talk about). I call this Book Thoughts on Thursday. Feel free to weigh in with your own thoughts in… Read more »