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My summer war reads

didn’t intend to spend July in a concentration camp, a Croatian safehouse occupied by child vigilantes and multiple battlefields in Afghanistan and Iraq. It started with my book club picking Sara Novic’s debut novel Girl at War. Set in 1991 Croatia, 10-year-old Ana becomes a child soldier in a gruesomeRead More

What my year in books reflects

ow I understand why it’s taking so dang long to finish my next book — I spend so much time reading other people’s.  I love the “My Year in Books” feature on Goodreads. It enables me to recall the ones from way back in January (like Eula Biss’ On Immunity)Read More

A beach read night on the cross-country trail

Beach read – n. “a book you can take on holiday, which is good enough to keep you engaged but not so serious it will spoil your holiday.” (See list) Nirvana, right? Well, even in the depths of January, I discovered that beach read state can be achieved. On cross-countryRead More