Thoughts on “Under Magnolia” by Frances Mayes

I received a copy of Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir by Frances Mayes for review through the LibraryThing Early Reviewers program. About the Book: Under Magnolia is another memoir from Frances Mayes of Under the Tuscan Sun fame. Only this time, instead of exploring Italy, Mayes turns her attention to her childhood in the Deep South. […]

Thoughts on “Daring Greatly” by Brené Brown (Audiobook)

Brené Brown is one of those authors I’ve meant to pick up for a while. It wasn’t until a friend sent me her TED talk on the power of vulnerability that I finally got my hands on her latest book, Daring Greatly. About the Book: Brené Brown is a shame and vulnerability researcher. She has spent […]

Reading Buddies Wrap-Up: “Moments of Being” by Virginia Woolf

Okay guys. I totally failed this month. After giving myself permission to skip around in Moments of Being a couple of weeks ago, I proceeded to get distracted. I had a crazy last week at my job. I’ve spent lots of time helping with a wedding I’m in later this month. But really, the blame […]

Thoughts on “Lost on Planet China” by J. Maarten Troost (Audiobook)

I’ve had a copy of Lost on Planet China by J. Maarten Troost on my shelf for a few years now. When I discovered Simon Vance (my new favorite narrator) did the audiobook, I borrowed it from my public library. About the Book: J. Maarten Troost and his wife are ready for a change of […]

BAND: Truth in Nonfiction

BAND, the Bloggers’ Alliance of Nonfiction Devotees (and “advocates for nonfiction as a non-chore”…how cool is that??), has recently gotten me to think about why I shy away from nonfiction. I’m quite excited to be hosting this month’s BAND discussion! I am, primarily, a fiction reader. With fiction, I know what to expect. Events and characters […]