Thoughts on “Still Life With Brass Pole” by Craig Machen

Still Life With Brass Pole by Craig Machen was sent to me for review by the author. I read it on my Sony Reader while traveling last month. The views expressed below are my own. About the Book: “Dean is driving the Porsche. In the passenger seat, I am drunk, coked to the gills, stoned […]

Thoughts on “Made for You and Me” by Caitlin Shetterly

Made for You and Me by Caitlin Shetterly came to me via LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers program. I read it during the recent Readathon. About the Book: Shortly after their marriage in 2008, Caitlin Shetterly and Dan Davis packed up their life and drove from Maine and family connections to the promise of Los Angeles. Both […]

Thoughts on “Madre: Perilous Journeys with a Spanish Noun” by Liza Bakewell

I’ve always been fascinated by language. So, when Liza Bakewell asked me if I’d be interested in reading her new book, Madre: Perilous Journeys with a Spanish Noun, of course I was excited. About the Book: It all started with a phrase: me vale madre. Translated literally, it means “it is worth a mother,” but […]

Thoughts on Two Books That Disappointed Me

I’ve felt a little “meh” toward most of the books I’ve read recently. Last week I talked about Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome and The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett, both audiobooks I didn’t love. Instead of talking about these next two books separately, I’m rolling all the “meh” into a […]