It is never any surprise that a book that affected me also has an effect on others. What always surprises me, though, is how one book can influence people so differently. My sister brought to my attention this article Composites: German Language and 'Things Fall Apart' by Jalees Rehman, M.D. In it, the author, whose … Continue reading One Novel, Two Readers, Different Effects
I'm sure by now you'll have realized that I am "The Chocolate Lady." This particular nickname was actually not self-dubbed. (Over the years, people have called me many things. I sincerely hope that most - if not all - have been long forgotten.) For those of you interested, here is the long version of how … Continue reading So… who is this "Chocolate Lady" of whom you speak?
Book Review of "The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure" by William Goldman. Many years ago, in the land of Florin, there lived a girl who had the potential of being the most beautiful woman in the world. Her name was Buttercup, and she was a milkmaid. Westley was … Continue reading Prepare to Die… Laughing
I've never made a secret that I am mildly dyslexic. This is something that - among other things - slows down my reading. The fact that many of my teachers didn't believe I had any disability, was a bigger problem. They knew I wasn't stupid so they called me a lazy reader. Me! A lazy … Continue reading Who am I to be writing book reviews?
Book review of "Jack Maggs" by Peter Carey Jack Maggs is a criminal - a convict shipped away from England to Australia for his crimes, who returns to his native 19th century London to contact one Henry Phipps. Henry was an orphaned boy who showed Maggs a small kindness just before his exile, and whom … Continue reading What the Dickens??
There comes a time in every online content writer's life when they find they need to start their own blog. This is something that I've avoided for some time now. I mean, seriously, what have I got to put on a blog that would interest anyone besides myself? And if I'm the only one reading … Continue reading In the beginning