Let Me Get This Off My Chest By Margaret Lesh

The book blurb was good, so I took this book out of the library. Supposedly this woman is a writer, but I read and am also a published author and had never heard of her. Tamoxifen hot flashes, mastectomy, reconstruction, breast cancer etiquette, Frankenboobs, bras with special attachments—Margaret Lesh shares all in her funny, heartfelt … [Read more…]

Ember Island by Kimberly Freeman

Eleanor aka Nell, Nina Jones grandmother, are a century apart in time, but both are writers. Nell grew up on imaginary Ember Island, similar to Moreton Bay, outside of Brisbane. In the late 1800s Matilda Kirkland, after her beloved grandfather dies, follows her new husband, Jasper, to Guernsey in the Channel Islands to take up life … [Read more…]

The 11-Sentence Paragraph

Zack and I wrote his horrid deconstruction of Shakespeare tonight for the Language Arts teacher from HELL school. Puke. I so despise Shakespeare. My BA thesis was Chaucer. I had to pick between Shakespeare and Chaucer, so I picked Chaucer. But I will admit Romeo & Juliet has a great soundtrack and Leo is amazing; … [Read more…]

Stones (Data) by Jacob Whaler

I get numerous emails weekly asking me to read a book, and I used to download free Kindle books daily that I found on Twitter; so I’m not sure which of those things I did to find this book, but I’m glad I did. In Colorado, while skiing, teenager Matt Newmark finds a stone that … [Read more…]