It you like sappy YA novels set in high school, you will enjoy Tell me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum. It’s a quick read about a girl who moves states and schools after her mother dies of cancer and her
I have had Bel Canto by Ann Patchett on my shelf for years. I finally picked it up and brought it on my most recent vacation. This books is almost completely set in a mansion in a developing (so-called third
Saramago won the Nobel Prize for Literature for his book Blindness. I knew nothing about the book going in, but generally expect books of this type to challenge me. Suddenly, the city is overwhelmed by an epidemic of “white blindness”.
In Year One, we meet the main characters and see how the Doom ravages the earth. I found the writing a bit heavy-handed in the beginning. Lots of explicit foreshadowing of death. I kept waiting for the story to start,
In Before Everything by Victoria Redel, we meet Anna and her family and friends. Anna has decided not to fight the cancer that is ravaging her, and instead goes the course of hospice. We meet her family and friends, both
One of my favorite podcasts is Still Processing from the New York Times. The hosts Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris discuss current events and pop culture. I listen to this podcasts because I enjoy their banter and the topics they
As Emily and I were leaving the apartment for foot massages on a recent trip to Bangkok, I realized that I didn’t have a book to read! Today will be Different by Maria Semple was on my easy, fun reads
On a recent episode, Tara Brach talked about rewiring the brain for happiness and freedom. She said: The trick with practicing, the trick with rewiring, and this is a bit of what neuroscience has discovered in the not distance part
Czechoslovakia became an independent country on October 28, 2018. Czech Republic turned 100 years old this year with many celebrations throughout the country.
Overview of The Weight of Him The Weight of Him by Ethel Rohan is a story about a family navigating loss when a member of the family dies from suicide. In reaction, the father Billy starts a campaign to raise