Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Normally, if I don’t understand a book I’m not going to enjoy it.  I also don’t like writing that’s weird for the sake of being weird.  Slaughterhouse Five was different.  It’s funny and strange and tragic and an easy read, all at the same time. Slaughterhouse Five is at first told from the point of…

Review: Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

It’s freezing outside and winter-cold-season inside.  The only good thing I can say about that is I’ve had LOTS of time to read lately.  This year’s ugly winter cold has meant slowing waaayyy down.  And the thirty degree weather and my recently-repaired fireplace means I’m staying in every chance I get.  So aside from the…

On the last night of Hanukkah…

As Hanukkah comes to a close, I want to wish everyone out there a happy end-of-Hanukkah and a very happy holiday season.  It’s been a busy couple of weeks so I haven’t been blogging much.  Last week my sister visited with her husband and my two nieces (ages three and five), which was great fun…

Best Fiction of 2010

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday.  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year (except for the cold) and yesterday was a particularly nice day – I got to stay close to home, had dinner with my dad, talked to most of my family and my husband’s family, relaxed and watched…

Odds and Ends, and Harry Potter

Today I’m just posting some odds and ends as I work on my next review.  Once I finish that one, I’ll actually be caught up, which I don’t think has happened since I started this blog. Kindle in the news: An interesting piece of Kindle news recently was Amazon’s announcement that Kindle will soon allow…

Literary Blog Hop: Literary Nonfiction

This week’s Literary Blog Hop, sponsored by the Blue Bookcase, asks: Can nonfiction be literary?  Of course it can, but it’s harder to define.  I don’t read much nonfiction but maybe this is the rough equivalent of calling a work of science fiction literary (as discussed in a recent post).  In other words, we assume…

Veteran’s Day and Books about War

In honor of Veterans Day, for those of us in the U.S., Booking Through Thursday asks, do you read books about war? Fictional or historical? I can’t say war stories are a favorite genre, but many favorite books have been about war, both historical and fantastical — in fact, it’s hard to name a great…

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