Finding a Fictional Role Model

Book Review of "How to Be a Heroine: or What I've Learned from Reading Too Much" by Samantha Ellis. Calling all women who read fiction: tell me, can you point to one female character from any book or story you've ever read and say, "Yes, that's me" or even "Yes, that's who I want to … Continue reading Finding a Fictional Role Model

Looking for Mister Good-Read

How many times has a book blurb made you immediately think "been there, done that"? As mentioned in some of my earlier posts here, I belong to a few sites that let me request advance reader copies of books, and in exchange, I review them. For the most part, I've been very lucky in that … Continue reading Looking for Mister Good-Read

One Novel, Two Readers, Different Effects

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