Before drifting away entirely, he found himself reflecting—not for the first time—on the peculiarity of adults. They took laxatives, liquor, or sleeping pills to drive away their terrors so that sleep would come, and their terrors were so tame and domestic: the job, the money, what the teacher will think if I can get JennieContinue reading “They Said It: Stephen King”
Past and present once again collide for Fin Macleod in the Outer Hebrides in this finale to Peter May’s Lewis Trilogy.
What I’m reading outside of books this week | An American Bluestocking
I like libraries. It makes me feel comfortable and secure to have walls of words, beautiful and wise, all around me. I always feel better when I can see that there is something to hold back the shadows. Roger Zelazny (1937-1995)
Her mother’s death leads Elizabeth on a journey to discover her father’s true identity and why her mother refused to talk about her life before Elizabeth was born.
What I’m reading outside of books this week
How do you measure human arousal? And where does the money or the volunteers come from? Mary Roach explains in ‘Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex’
American is a contradictory and precocious country, sir. We have, in a very short period of time, managed to commit venal sins against our own people and offer the world repeat examples of exceptionalism. Americans are greedy, brilliant, ambitious, and compassionate. We like to remind everyone about our genius, and yet our leaders make funContinue reading “They Said It: Stacey Abrams”
An orphan finds her sense of self in an unexpected talent for chess, but can the game also vanquish her demons?
Neil Griffon gets more than he bargained for when he temporarily assumes management of his estranged father’s stable. Along with the horses, he has to deal with a villain whose inexperienced son wants to be an apprentice jockey — whatever the cost.