10 Really Good Books with Fewer than 2000 ratings on Goodreads

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature from the Broke and the Bookish. I know I have been very absent from the blog in the past month or so, but I promise I will be better about that in the future. There are some changes coming to the blog, but I will talk about that … Continue reading 10 Really Good Books with Fewer than 2000 ratings on Goodreads

Top Ten Tuesday: 6 Books that Changed My Mind About Short Stories

Top Ten Tuesday is brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's topic was to find 10 books that you read recently that were outside your comfort zone. I read pretty much everything, and there's not a lot that I'm uncomfortable with, but last year's challenge gave me the opportunity to read … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: 6 Books that Changed My Mind About Short Stories

Women Writers Reading Challenge: #68-75 The End

  At first I was going to post the rest of the reading challenge one book at a time, like I did for all the rest of the books, but then I decided that would take weeks to get them all out there, and meanwhile I wouldn't be able to start posting this year's books. … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge: #68-75 The End

Women Writers Reading Challenge #62: Bad Behavior by Mary Gaitskill

I read this book right on the heels of Lorrie Moore's book Self-Help, which was unavoidable since it was due at the library, but was nevertheless a mistake. Where I felt that Moore showed compassion, Gaitskill seemed objective almost to the point of being clinical sometimes. Her stories are still very good and move nicely, and … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #62: Bad Behavior by Mary Gaitskill

Women Writers Reading Challenge #61: Self-Help by Lorrie Moore

Some books have a reputation that precedes them. People talk about them with reverence as if they are a gift given down from the writing gods. I'm usually a bit cautious about these books because there are quite a number of brilliant writers that I'm not all that enthusiastic about. Hemingway comes immediately  to mind. … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #61: Self-Help by Lorrie Moore

Women Writers Reading Challenge #26: Get in Trouble: Stories by Kelly Link

I'm always a little wary when it comes to short stories (probably holdover trauma from getting a writing minor and reading the same kinds of short stories over and over again...). I've only recently discovered a love for stories that feature the fantastic. If it's based on a fairy tale, is dark and twisted, or … Continue reading Women Writers Reading Challenge #26: Get in Trouble: Stories by Kelly Link