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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Hiranandani, Veera. The Night DiaryMarch 6th 2018 by Dial Books E ARC from Edelweiss PlusOn the eve of the Partitioning of India in 1947, Nisha is struggling to understand the implications of the end of British rule on her half-Hindu, half-Muslim fam
Amitava Kumar writes about moving to the U.S. from India and using literary style to construct an immigrant self.
I love Gemma Doyle's mind. I love the way she thinks. Vicki Delany's third Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery, The Cat of the Baskervilles, is another treat for those of us who enjoy Gemma. And, this time, Gemma's caught up in a mystery involv
Sir Thomas Coram by William HogarthIn the continuing story of the eighteenth century, the research never stops. The more you know, the more there is to discover. Ive recently been working on edits on the last The Shaws book, due out at the end of the
First, there wasn't a hat.Then, there was...a pink hat.Knitting by her window overlooking a busy street, a woman knits and knits until her knitting turns into a cozy pink hat, which she promptly stretches out to use as a foot warmer. But soon the wom
A collection of stories from The New Yorkers archive about guns in America, curated in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
OED Word of the Day: fundi, n.2 In East Africa: a master of a trade, craft, or skill; an artisan
Zo SharpWriters must make for strange travelling companions. And crime writers must make for the strangest travelling companions of all. Mostly, we are not there simply for the view. When I visit anywhere that Ive pencilled in as a possible location
A debut novel set against a background of hospital rounds and life-or-death decisions that pulses with humor and empathy and explores the heart's capacity for forgiveness...Zadie Anson and Emma Colley have been best friends since their early twenties
Despite it being bitterly cold (I mean serious, chilled to the bone, head straight to the cafe and hug that cup of coffee as hard as you can cold) today was also gloriously sunny and just the sort of day off to venture out and explore something on. W
Most Potter fans know that Gryffindors are brave, Slytherins are cunning, Hufflepuffs loyal, and Ravenclaws astute, but have you ever wondered which House would take the cup in a race to get moving? Soon youll have the chance to find out, as well as
Actress Emma Chambers, star of Notting Hill and The Vicar of Dibley, has died, at age 53 of natural causes. Chambers was widely known for her portrayal of Alice Tinker in BBC sitcom The Vicar of Dibley between 1994 and 2007. In 1999, Chamber
THE BLACK FALCON is not only the fourth Shadow novel Ive read in 2018 but my fourth one overall. And, to date, it might be my favorite for all the action, mystery, and zeal of the storytelling.As the story opens, Rowdy Kershing is at a poker game amo
Barnett, M. (2010). Oh No! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World). New York, NY: Hyperion Books. Genre:Picture book. Not exactly realistic, but not exactly speculative either. Good for all ages, though older kids will “get&#822
One half of graphic design duoMinaLima, the lovely Eduardo Lima, celebrates his 44th birthday today! Recently celebrating his British Citizenship at The House of Mina Lima in London, the team held a competition to celebrate all things British, and ma
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I have read two more L.M. Montgomery stories this week. I am LOVING the quality of these later stories.Akin To LoveFirst sentence: David Hartley had dropped in to pay a neighbourly call on Josephine Elliott. It was well along in the afternoon, and ou
* First book in a new series *Mick Trewlove desires revenge against the father who never acknowledged him - the Duke. He's written letters but they've all gone unanswered. Now he's taking revenge against his worthless son - the one who likes to gambl
sharing a birthday with Josef Linke a cellist who became famous and even performed in a palace which burned down In the 27th edition of The Poem Brut series, new poetry by Dan Ivec. The post poem brut #27 – corresponding lyric appeared firs
It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. ~Albus Dumbledore Newt Scamander is an exceptionally talented wizard and Magizoologist, far more able than he might get credit for, but, as his former headmaster and
This is a pulp that I own and read recently. Thats my copy in the picture, although its a photo and not a scan this time. Im a long, long time fan of Texas Ranger Jim Hatfield, having first encountered the character approximately 50 years ago when I
I finished The Ladies Paradise by Emile Zola this week! I read a few chapters in Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope. I read a few chapters in Mary Barton. I predict that I will finish Mary Barton in the next few days. If all goes to plan, I should have m
Hautala, Beth. The Ostrich and Other Lost ThingsFebruary 20th 2018 by Philomel BooksCopy provided by the publisherOliva's "super power" is finding lost items, from her neighbor's frequently misplaced glasses to her father's keys. When her brother's p
Back to clean and bright and practical. Excellent.credit: Eisenman Davidson Back to clean and bright and practical. Excellent.
Nietzsche is against three ideas in particular: that there are ultimate and definitive truths; that there is a single moral-making morality; and that there is a true self to which you need to abandon yourself to. He thinks these ideas are often fanat
Lord Ravenscars Inconvenient BetrothalWomen either ran from Lord Ravenscar or ran to him.A Wild Lords and Innocent Ladies storyAlan Rothwell, Marquess of Ravenscar, is furious when unconventional heiress Lily Wallace refuses him purchase of her prope
My review is up atThe New York Times today here, and in the print edition this weekend! The book under discussion: the Albanian maestro Ismail Kadare‘sA Girl in Exile. Why are we annually astonished that he hasnotwon a Nobel Prize? An excer
Here's what I listened to this week.Brothers Karamazov. Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Dramatized by Melissa Murray. Directed by Marc Beeby and Colin Guthrie. Starring Roy Marsden as Fyodor Karamazov. Five one hour episodes.I listened to episodes two through fi
I’m writing this a few days before the weekend, and I’m already feeling a little bit ropey… fingers crossed I don’t spend the actual weekend in bed, since I’m supposed to be visiting a friend of mine.
Everyone needs kisses and hugs sometime.Tigers do it; pandas do it. Even snails with slimy tails do it! Bunnies do it, too. Penguin moms love to give warming cuddles in the snow. Giraffes have a lot of neck to hug, but kisses are high on their lists,
And there are instances of modernity extending premodernity in thinking. Take Gandhi who produced one of the most remarkable feats of hermeneutics when he went against the prevalent view that saw the Bhagavad Gita as a text that promotes violence. He
A feisty ballerina with a broken heart. A minister-in-training whose faith can work miracles. Can two strong-willed people find true love and a match made in heaven? JESSICA & JAMES: A Love Story... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my
Jeff--SaturdayAs some of you may know, this past Wednesday I had shoulder surgery and won't be able to type two-handed for a while. So here's a blast from the past. this originally published February 11, 2011 and is only slightly modified from the or
OED Word of the Day: oozle, v. To move slowly or lazily
He's a fierce protector of his land and sacred heritageand only a strong woman can capture his wild heart...Dillon Iron Feather is dangerous and he knows it. Hardened by his championship fighting career, he returns to his remote Colorado ranch to hea
A Reckoning ~ by May Sarton, 1978, fiction (Massachusetts)Walking down Marlboro Street in Boston, Laura Spelman saw the low brick houses, the strong blue sky, the delicate shape of the leafless trees, even the dirty lumps of snow along the curb as so
Songstress Angela Soffe has released her stunning new single, “Rocks,” for our listening pleasure. The gorgeous piece is filled with heavenly instrumentation, and Soffe’s gorgeous voice that will entice you from start to
This is Katherine Clements third novel set in 17th century England, but it has a different feel from the previous two. Rather than being a straight historical novel like The Crimson Ribbon and The Silvered Heart, The Coffin Path is a ghost story with
Firstly, we were sorry to hear of Stephen Fry’s experience with prostate cancer, however, we’re glad to report that he is recovering from a recent operation which “seemed to go pretty well.” Fry is beloved in t
Americanah, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (F, 40s, purple jacket, Kipling backpack on lap, glasses, A train)
A country the size of Connecticut, Lebanon contains over seven million people with different ethnic backgrounds, 18 religious sects, and a growing number of Syrian refugees fleeing armed conflict. Current demographics aside, Lebanon has been grapplin
Delta Deep is an all-start band that is creating quite a stir in the Rock scene. Made up of (hold onto yout hats!) Phil Collen (Def Leppard, Manraze), Rob DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), Forrest Robinson (drummer/TLC, India.Arie, Engelbert Humperdinck,
by Jen Gilroy Read by: Karissa Vacker Support your local independent bookstore: buy it there! Listen to it through Libro.fm Content: There’s mild swearing and one pretty graphic (but not distasteful) sex scene. It would be in the fiction se
A Separation, Katie Kitamura (M, 30s, cropped trench coat, loafers, parted well-groomed hair, R train)
It seemed like a good idea at the time Godfrey 1995 (original copyright 1987) I was going through some teen books and stumbled across this cover. I couldn’t figure out from the cover what this book was all about. A make-over for the boyish
Most recently, Emma Watson has called for support of victims of sexual harassment via the #TimesUp campaign, which she helped to promote at the BAFTAs last weekend. Raising almost 1.6 million pounds in one day after promoting the campaign at the BAFT
Today on The Rap Sheet there was a mention of a new cookbook: Cooking with Columbo: Suppers with the Shambling Sleuth by Jenny Hammerton. Of course I ordered it, and I can't wait to read it! I have an extensive collection of tie-in mystery cookbooks,
She went from taking on very interesting material to doing too many things beneath her, giving too many interviews, being too political, and buying into and then top-selling the delusion of Hollywood's progressive or liberal agenda, which amounts to
Pachinko, Min Jin Lee (M, 30s, blond mustache, olive raincoat, Greenlight Bookstore bookmark, B train)