Admit where you are Change is inevitable Decide what you want When you are willing to imagine farther, deeper, and wilder than you ever have before, The Scribe of Siena by Melodie Winawer is a novel to consider reading. Starting in current-day New York City, the story begins with neurosurgeon Beatrice Trovato learning that her… Continue reading Boundary Leaping
I don’t know yoga. I’ve walked past yoga studios, admired the bendy people who float gracefully in and out. This past winter, I attended a book launch event for Jessamyn Stanley’s Every Body Yoga where we did closed-eyes, guided meditation breathing before she started her talk. That was yoga — conscious, focused breathing. If you have a… Continue reading Do You Know the Way to Namaste?
I read books. Many, many books….about 125 a year. Some are pre-release review copies. I read them and post my honest review on amazon, Goodreads and wherever else the author has specified. My favorite guidance from an author was to post my most forthright and honest review prior to release date because any review is… Continue reading The Funnel Theory of Book Reviews
We tell our stories Through our own experience, Views, lies, truth tangled…. We do our best. In the remarkable Amanda Wakes Up by Alysin Camerota, cable television morning anchor Amanda Gallo lands the job of her dreams and wakes up to herself. Dressed, coiffed, and coached, Amanda is a terrific newswoman who learns to trust… Continue reading It Matters Who Tells the Story
I’ve only just begun to read Alisyn Camerota’s Amanda Wakes Up, so this is not a book review. That will come later. However, I was grabbed by the throat within a few pages of the story. The intelligent, finely crafted prose, a relatable, appealing protagonist and terrific pacing are like nothing I have ever read… Continue reading The Story Behind the Story
Spoon clatters to floor Echoes unlived memories You-shaped missing piece In The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Taylor Jenkins Reid accomplishes the extraordinary in delivering the sublime. Her novel tells the true life story of the fictitious actress Evelyn Hugo as told by the aging actress to a young writer. The Hollywood movie industry… Continue reading Seven Husbands, A Single Soul Mate
What do you do when your bright, shiny, fabulous life in New York City blows up spectacularly: apartment uninhabitable, abruptly single, and jobless? If you’re Grace Hammond, you go back home to Connecticut for a few weeks. Y0ur story is shared in Mary Simses’ The Rules of Love and Grammar. If you’re Grace Hammond, you… Continue reading Second Chances