Thoughts on “Desirable Daughters” by Bharati Mukherjee

Desirable Daughters was recommended to me years ago by a bookstore coworker. I finally got around to reading it. About the Book: Tara Chatterjee is happy enough in her current life. She and her teenage son, Rabi, live in San Francisco, where they moved after Tara’s divorce from the man her father choose for her. […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Inspiring Quotes from Books

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic, as set forth by the crew at The Broke and the Bookish, is “inspiring quotes from books.” I love this prompt! I keep a notebook of handwritten quotes from books I read, and it was so much fun to go through it to find some quotes for this post. After considering […]

Thoughts on “Prodigal Summer” by Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver’s Prodigal Summer crossed my path at a library sale. I finally took it off my shelf because, after reading several books that I found merely ok, I wanted to sink myself into something bound to be good. About the Book: The setting: Zebulon County, in the mountains of Appalachia. Three characters are living out their […]

Sunday Salon: I’m Joining The Classics Club!

Once upon a time, back in 2010, I decided I wasn’t reading enough classics. To remedy the situation, I started my Classics Reclamation Project (CRP), with the goal of reading and reflecting on books I considered classics in a casual, low-stress way. (For more context, you can read about the original intent behind the project or […]