Tag: Parenting

Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed edited by Meghan Daum

I always appreciate hearing the views of other people who’ve decided not to have children. This is a collection of sixteen essays by writers about that choice, including one from Lionel Shriver, author of We Need to Talk About Kevin. What’s nice about this book is the variety of views and experiences. The authors are…

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Olive Kitteridge won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction, and the basis for a recent miniseries starring Frances McDormand. It’s a book that falls somewhere between a novel and short stories, a trend I’m seeing a lot of lately. The stories take place in the small town of Crosby, Maine, and Olive is the…

Review of The Baby Matrix: Why Freeing Our Minds from Outmoded Thinking about Parenthood & Reproduction Will Create a Better World

When I was thinking about not having children, in my early thirties, Laura Carroll’s book Families of Two was one I found helpful — and believe me when I tell you there weren’t a lot of resources out there.  Her book interviewed more than thirty couples who could be described as living fulfilling, happily married…

Lost in Storyland

I read, breathe, and live in bookish worlds.

Subakka Bookstuff

Book Reviews & The Written Word


"Books are a uniquely portable magic" - Stephen King

Lola Et La Vie

*somewhere to collect my (mostly) bookish thoughts*

She Reads Novels

"She had read novels while other people perused the Sunday papers" - Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Relevant Obscurity

A Classic Literature Journey

Word by Word

Thoughts on Literature, Expressing Creativity, Being Authentic

Spines in a Line

books, libraries, life

Speedy Reader

Reading, Writing, Cats - Life is pretty good.

The Green Tea Librarian

Books and Beverages