Wordless Wednesday: “Architecture”

One of my favorite things about the cities of the Northeast is the way old and new buildings live side by side, like here in downtown Boston.

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What’s What in the Sunday Salon: The Disappearing Blogger

What’s What in the Sunday Salon: The Disappearing Blogger

What I’m reading in print / on screen I feel like I’ve been reading a fair amount–and I seem to have a backlog of not-yet-written reviews to (NOT) show for it! My plans to catch up on review writing last Sunday pretty much fizzled, a very busy week at the office–I got out late nearly every day except Friday–left me without much time or energy for tackling it, and starting on a few new books […]

Wordless Wednesday: “Yellow”

Wordless Wednesday: “Yellow”

Is it me, or is “Museum of Innovation” just a bit of an oxymoron? An InLinkz Link-up Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 8 other subscribers Email Address

(Audio)Book Talk: ALL JOY AND NO FUN, by Jennifer Senior

(Audio)Book Talk: ALL JOY AND NO FUN, by Jennifer Senior

All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood Jennifer Senior (Twitter) Audiobook read by the author Ecco (January 2014), Hardcover (ISBN 0062072226 / 9780062072221) Nonfiction: Sociology, 320 pages Source: Purchased audiobook (Harper Audio, January 2014, ISBN 9780062308634; Audible ASIN B00H8QSIFS) Jennifer Senior’s provocatively-titled New York magazine article from July 2010, “All Joy and No Fun: Why Parents Hate Parenting” contained much of what makes up the introduction to her 2014 book, which reframes the proposition of “all joy […]

What’s What: A Late-Sunday Salon Post for August 17

What’s What: A Late-Sunday Salon Post for August 17

What I’m reading in print / on screen I finished reading The Interestings on the iPad yesterday, and resumed my long-dormant reading of Fic: Why Fanfiction is Taking Over the World, which I started back in the spring. I can’t recall setting it aside for any particular reason–OK, truthfully, maybe it was because I’d gotten to the Twilight section–but the piece I’m working on about our “Summer of Supernatural” has inspired me to get back into it. I’m thinking that there’s […]

Book Talk: A SONG FOR ISSY BRADLEY, by Carys Bray

Book Talk: A SONG FOR ISSY BRADLEY, by Carys Bray

A Song for Issy Bradley: A Novel Carys Bray (Twitter) (Facebook) Ballantine Books (August 12, 2014), Hardcover (ISBN 0553390880 / 9780553390889) Fiction, 352 pages, $26.00 A version of this review was previously published in Shelf Awareness for Readers (August 12, 2014). Shelf Awareness provided me with a publisher-furnished galley to facilitate the review, and compensated me for the review they received and posted. Faith, guilt, family responsibilities and cultural norms overlap and clash in Carys Bray’s debut novel. A […]

Wordless Wednesday: End of Summer

Wordless Wednesday: End of Summer

Technically, we’ve still got several weeks of the season left, but in practical terms, most of us probably don’t. Seasons make no difference to Bel. She gets to do this every day. An InLinkz Link-up Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 8 other subscribers Email Address

Book Talk: THIS IS THE WATER, by Yannick Murphy

Book Talk: THIS IS THE WATER, by Yannick Murphy

This Is the Water: A Novel Yannick Murphy Harper Perennial (July 29, 2014), Trade paper (ISBN 0062294903 / 9780062294906) Fiction, 352 pages A version of this review was previously published in Shelf Awareness for Readers (August 1, 2014). Shelf Awareness provided me with a publisher-furnished galley to facilitate the review, and compensated me for the review they received and posted. In This Is the Water, Yannick Murphy (The Call) explores the effects of the shocking, seemingly random killing of one of its stars […]

“What’s What” in the Sunday Salon: August 10, 2014

“What’s What” in the Sunday Salon: August 10, 2014

What I’m reading in print / on screen I’m in between print reads at the moment. I finished a very thought-provoking galley yesterday morning, which I’ve submitted for a Shelf Awareness review. I always repost those here, but this one will either have a lot of “reaction” added to it when I do, or it will get two posts devoted to it. The book is Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto by Steve Almond. As it happens, I actually am “against […]

Book Talk: THE LEFTOVERS, by Tom Perrotta

Book Talk: THE LEFTOVERS, by Tom Perrotta

The Leftovers Tom Perrotta (Facebook) St. Martin’s Press (2011), Hardcover (ISBN 0312358342 / 9780312358341) Fiction, 368 pages Source: Secondhand ARC received from another blogger (my apologies for not tagging you, but I’ve had this one for a few years and can’t remember who passed it on to me–thank you anyway!) We’re Netflix binge-ers at our house, but we don’t subscribe to any of the premium-cable channels. This means when one of them decides to adapt a […]

(Audio)Book Talk: THE SILKWORM, by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)

(Audio)Book Talk: THE SILKWORM, by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)

The Silkworm (A Cormoran Strike Novel) Robert Galbraith (pseudonym of J.K. Rowling) Audiobook read by Robert Glenister Mulholland Books (June 2014), Hardcover (ISBN 0316206873 / 9780316206877) Fiction (mystery/crime fiction), 464 pages Source: purchased audiobook (Hachette Audio, June 2014, ISBN 9781611134940; Audible ASIN B00IMLDGIM) I was surprised by how much I enjoyed J.K. Rowling’s first outing as mystery writer “Robert Galbraith,” The Cuckoo’s Calling, when I listened to the audio version this past spring. This was partly due to […]

One More From #BlogHer14: #NextIssue Digital Magazine Subscription Giveaway!

One More From #BlogHer14: #NextIssue Digital Magazine Subscription Giveaway!

I went to the BlogHer Conference last weekend. I’ve shared my highlight snapshots and takeaways here during the last few days, but I’ve got one more thing to share with you! Read on to find out how you can read on… #BlogHer14 “sponsor selfie”–#ReadandRelax with #NextIssue BlogHer’14 sponsor Next Issue provides unlimited access to over 100 magazine titles with its app (for iOS, Android, and Windows), and they have offered me gift codes for 3-month Unlimited Premium subscriptions […]