a thousand splendid suns

February 4, 2009

Maybe I somehow missed it, but I don’t recall hearing the same amount of buzz about A Thousand Splendid Suns as I did about Khalid Hosseini’s first book, The Kite Runner. That’s too bad…because it’s better. This book represents everything about why I am serious about reading fiction. Hosseini does more than tell a story…evident […]

book reviews

September 11, 2008

I’ve worked through another small pile of books that I received as an Ooze Select Blogger. Publishers partner with the Ooze to send me free books, and I tell you what I think about them on my blog. Here’s the latest stack: The Almost True Story of Ryan Fisher: A Novel, by Rob Stennett – […]

the shack

September 8, 2008

You can’t judge a book by it’s hype. Or maybe you can. I was interested in reading The Shack the first time I heard of it early this year. But, at the time, I was in the midst of an obscure series called Harry Potter that I didn’t want to break away from, so I […]

a novel idea

January 1, 2008

Last week, I took my oldest daughter to see Enchanted. Yes, it was good and we had fun, but that’s not the point. The theater shares a parking lot with a mall, so I assumed parking would be at a premium due to the post-Christmas shopping madness. I made sure we arrived early to be […]